Materials science is a key factor in driving development and economic growth. Since the silicon industrial revolution of the 1950s, research and developments in materials science have radically impacted and transformed our society through the emergence of computer technologies, wireless communications, Internet, digital data storage technologies and widespread consumer electronics. Today's emergent topics in materials science research such as nano-materials, carbon based grapheme and nano-tubes, smart and multifunctional materials, spintronic materials, bio-materials and multiferroic materials, promise to deliver a new wave of technological advances and economic impact, comparable to the silicon industrial revolution of the 1950s. Despite the huge societal and technological impact, the importance of research in condensed matter Physics is not so well recognized and, most of the time, overlooked when compared with other topics in Physics research.
Applied Materials Society (AMS) is a non profit charitable organization that has prime objectives to deliver government policy, public engagement and outreach activities designed to inform the public and school children about the importance of less known aspects of Physics, Applied Physics and Materials Science as well as the promotion of cutting edge scientific research in advanced materials and technologies.
AMS is funded privately by its founder, Dr. Melvin Vopson, as well as by charitable donations from public and companies.
AMS is also a platform from which University of Portsmouth academics involved in Applied Physics and Materials Research can communicate research news and offer their expertise to inspire future scientists and the public, although currently, the Society represents its founder's research group and the associated activities
Our Society supports diversity and equality in Science, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), including gender equality and promotion of girls and women in STEM education.
We also support free access to scientific discoveries to ensure a fast translation of research into applications. This can only be guaranteed if scientific results are freely available. A prime objective for AMS is to launch the Applied Materials and Technologies Journal, which will be a novelty in publishing by being the only full Open Access scientific journal in the World offering zero publication charges to the authors. To help us launch this mega important journal, we appreciate any donations to our charity.