The 24th Annual Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials will be held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at the Hotel Albuquerque.  Organizers are currently soliciting abstracts in all areas of materials science and engineering including

Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

Biomaterials and Biomechanics

Ceramics and Composites

Advanced Characterization Techniques

Thin Films, Coatings and Surface Engineering

Corrosion and Electrochemistry

Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Materials

Materials for Radioactive and Harsh Environments

Materials Modeling

Materials Processing

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Microelectronics, Micro and Nano Systems

Nano-structured Materials, Interfaces, Fabrication and Assembly

Materials Reliability and Aging

Abstracts should be submitted by Sept. 10, 2012.  There will be prizes for posters presenting by undergraduate and graduate technologists, and a $250 award for the best student talk.

The 2012 Kreidl Memorial Lecture will be given by Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Director of the Materials Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University Carlo Pantero.  His topic is "Glass Surfaces and Coatings for New Functionality and Sustainability."

The conference will be held at Hotel Albuquerque near historic Old Town. For more information or submit abstracts, please visit  Questions can be answered by Sandra Jiron, or (505) 844-6447.