Latvian Materials Research Society (LMRS) was established in 1994. It is a public, independent, creative and professional organization, that unites individuals who are specialized in material development, research, production, use and training of specialists in the field of material research.
Latvian Materials Research Society organizes international conference – International Baltic Conference of Engineering Materials & Tribology – BALTMATTRIB. Each year conference BALTMATTRIB takes place in one of the three Baltic States – Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia. Conference gathers experts from various countries in materials engineering and tribology to share lectures about fundamental aspects and latest advances. Each participant of the BALTMATTRIB conference had a chance to submit one paper to peer reviewed conference proceedings in journal Key Engineering Materials (indexed in Scopus database).
Structure of LMRS. Work is organized in multiple sections and one public organization assembling 55 individual members:
Latvian Concrete Association - Chair: Videvuds Lapsa
Biomaterials - Chair of the section: Kristine Salma-Ancane
Construction ceramics, inorganic binders - Chair of the section: Ruta Svinka
Natural and Artificial Stone Materials - Chair of the section: Inta Kirilovica
Wood and paper - Chair of the section: Viesturs Zeltins
Metallic materials - Chair of the section: Viktors Mironovs
Material physics - Chair of the section: Pavels Onufrijevs
Polymer materials and coatings - Chair of the section: Laimonis Malers
Engineering ceramics and nanomaterials - Chair of the section: Reinis Drunka
Glass materials - Chair of the section: Inna Juhnevica