7th International Samsonov conference "Materials science of refractory compounds" (MSRC)

Kyiv, Ukraine

General information

Frantsevich Ukrainian Materials Research Society (UMRS), Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science (IPMS) and National Technical University «Igor Sikorsky Кyiv Polytechnic Institute» (KPI) regularly, every two years, organize a conference on materials science of refractory compounds and materials. The conference bears the name of an outstanding scientist Grigoryi V. Samsonov, one of the founders of materials science of advanced refractory carbides, nitrides, borides, silicides etc. Over 400 refractory compounds were synthesized and extensively characterized under his supervision and described in 36 books. Out of this knowledge, industrial technologies of these compounds were developed and commercialized.

Refractory materials operate under extreme conditions such as high temperatures and pressures, aggressive chemical and radiation media and are widely used in many industrial fields. Recently, 1D and 2D unusual forms of refractory compounds have been discovered and attract significant scientific interest. The conference will focus on discussion of the advances in fundamental understanding and application of refractory materials.

Poster session

To provide all the participants with a possibility to see the presentations, poster sessions will be held completely online. Prepare your poster as a single PowerPoint slide and export it in PDF to send to the Committee. Please, use fonts above 10 points for sufficient visibility on computer screens. Technical details on how to present during the online poster session are being worked out and will be sent to you at a later date.

Oral presentation

The recommended duration of oral presentation, including discussion are:

  • 30 minutes for plenary talks,

  • 15 minutes for invited talks.


The conference fee is 100 EURO. Special reduced fees are available for Ukrainian participants (upon request) with further 50% discount for the members of UMRS. Conference account for wire transfer will be open after March 15, 2021.

Publishing and registration fee consist of:

  • editing and composition of abstract texts and publication of them in the Book of Abstracts

  • a set of conference materials

  • a conference program

  • organizational services

  • coffee breaks

​​If you are need an invoice, please contact us via e-mail: 7samsonov2020@gmail.com with the letter subject “Fee for First name/Second name”.

After registration you will receive a invitation letter.

If you have any questions, please call Iryna I. Bilan +38 044 205 79 44.