EuCheMs  European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences

Division of Solid State and Materials Chemistry

Solid state research is a combination of chemistry, physics, crystallography and engineering that aims at synthesis, design and evolution of solid functional materials with extended structures and interesting chemical or physical properties. As systems, this includes ceramics, heterogeneous catalysts, electrode and battery materials, semi- and superconductors, photocatalysts, sensors, pigments, luminescent substances and much more. Recently, especially materials for better energy efficiency are amongst the most investigated systems. Also, the question of resources and renewables has become prominent for materials research.

Solid materials are often inorganic chemicals (like oxides, silicates, halides, borides, intermetallics), but the methods and models that are used for characterization, analysis and description of the substances come from physical chemistry, physics or crystallography. Synthetic methods include molecular and ceramic routes. An increasing role must be attributed to theory both for prediction and understanding as well as for modelling and tuning of materials.  

List of Membership   Member Society Delegates  PDF iconPDF (35k)

Conferences & Events

Inaugural Meeting
July 9, 2013
October 24, 2013
The first meeting with 10 Delegates was held in Bordeaux the 9th of July 2013 during the European Conference on Solid State Chemistry (ECSSC).
Board Meeting Report Bordeaux 2014  PDF iconPDF (404k)

Upcoming Meetings

15th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry (ECSSC XV)
August 23rd to 26th, 2015
Contact: herbert.Ipser(at)


Annual reports

2012 Activity report  2012 Activity Report DSSMC  PDF iconPDF (176k)
2013 Report by the Division Chair of the EuCheMS Budapest Meeting  Division Chair Report Budapest  PDF iconPDF (25k)

2014 Report on the activities of the solid State and Materials Chemistry Division  (DSSMCPDF iconPDF (445k)

Useful Links

14th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry (ECSSC XIV)
July, 7th to 13th 2013, Bordeaux

Contacts & Further informations

Chair Prof. Dr. Martin Jansen
Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschun
Heisenbergstrasse 1
70569 Stuttgart
m.jansen(at) Link icon Prof. Dr. Martin Jansen (Curriculum Vitae)

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Vice Chair Prof. J. Paul Attfield
Chair of Materials Science at Extreme Conditions
University of Edinburgh
Erskine Williamson Building
King’s Buildings
Mayfield Road

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Secretary Dr. Antoine MAIGNAN
UMR 6508
6 Bd du Maréchal Juin
14050 Caen cedex 4

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