About Us

Mission and objectives

The main mission of the HMS is the promotion and development of the science, technology and applications of metallic materials in Greece.

This is expected to be realized through the pursue of the following objectives:

  • Organizing national and international conferences and other events of diffusion of research findings and technology, which aim at presenting innovations in metallic materials, strengthening the industry-research bonds and acquainting young engineers and scientists with the industry.
  • Attaining closer relations between the academic community, research institutes, industry and metallic material services sector towards a prosperous and internationally competitive Hellenic metallurgical industry.
  • Supporting young engineers/scientists/researchers with scholarships and other actions.
  • Supporting the development of partnerships for the accomplishment of innovations, adoption of modern technologies and solution of technological problems.

Scientific areas

Bridging the gap between Academia, Research and Industry

  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Recycling, energy and environment
  • Production technologies of metallic materials
  • Processing of metallic materials
  • Mechanical behavior of metallic materials
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous alloys
  • Metallic and composite constructions
  • Corrosion and protection
  • Protection measures
  • Tribology and wear

Hms history

Τhe Hellenic Metallurgical Society (HMS) comprises a non-profit organization that was founded in 2000.

Τhe Hellenic Metallurgical Society (HMS) comprises a non-profit organization that was founded in 2000 through the initiative of Dr. G.N. Haidemenopoulos, Professor at the University of Thessaly, who also served as the first President of its Executive Board, during 2000-2004. This initiative has been embraced by the entire Greek academic and industrial community, active in the field of metallic materials.

The main target of the establishment of HMS was and remains the creation of an integrated forum of discussion, exchange of ideas and collaboration among individuals and organizations in Greece, involved scientifically and/or professionally with metallic materials.

Board of directors

Alexis Kermanidis


Angeliki Lekatou


Efthymios Polatidis


Fani Stergioudi


George Pantazopoulos


Become a member

The Hellenic Metallurgical Society (HMS) aims to function as promoter of activities related to metallic materials science, technology, and their applications. HMS is linked to the academic, research and industrial community working in the field of metallic materials science and engineering, as well as the related engineering communities, encouraging their strong interaction, in order to ensure the wider exploitation and dissemination of new ideas and best practices in the area.

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