CIMTEC 2010 - 12th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies - will be held in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy, on June 6 to 18, 2010. CIMTEC 2010 will consist of the 12th International Ceramics Congress (June 6-11) and of the 5th Forum on New Materials (June 13-18), each of them including a number of Symposia, Focused Sessions, and Conferences. As a major long standing event for the international materials community, CIMTEC will again gather together a large and qualified audience of materials scientists, physicists, chemists and engineers as well as experts of a wide range of the most demanding application areas of modern materials, from information technology to biological systems. CIMTEC 2010 will devote special attention to most relevant directions for materials research based on new theory and refined modeling strategies and on the ever increasing opportunities offered by the continuous remarkable progress in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Outstanding areas of the subject will be covered, from the molecular and nanoscales to large complex integrated systems. Special focus of the Forum on New Materials will be to apply the new research findings to the development of a number of sustainable energy technologies from advanced fossil fuel energy cycles including CO2 sequestration, to nuclear energy, to photovoltaic power generation.

The Chair, Co-Chairs and CIMTEC 2010 Committees invite you to foster progress in the field by contributing to what promises to be an exciting meeting, and to enjoy the immense unique artistic heritage and wonderful landscape of Tuscany.

Pietro Vincenzini
General Chair CIMTEC Conferences
Chairman World Academy of Ceramics

Co-Chairs CIMTEC 2010
Akio Makishima
President International Ceramic Federation
Robert P.H. Chang
General Secretary International Union of Materials Research Societies