MRSI is a founding Adhering Body of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS).
IUMRS together with C-MRS, MRS-INDIA, MRS-JAPAN, MRS-KOREA and MRS-TAIWAN reached an important decision in October 1992 to launch a new series of MRS Conference in Asia. The series is titled “The IUMRS International Conference in Asia” or IUMRS-ICA. The first conference of this series, IUMRS-ICA 1993, was organized by C-MRS. Later it was organized by MRS-Taiwan in 1994, MRS-Korea in 1995, MRS-Japan in 1997, MRS India in 1998, MRS China in 1999, MRS Hong Kong in 2000, MRS Mexico in 2001. No conference was held in 2002. MRS Singapore organized he ICA in 2003, MRS Taiwan in 2004. No conference was held in 2005 and MRS Korea organized in 2006.
MRSI hosted the IUMRS-ICA-98 conference in Bangalore during October 13-16, 1998 which was highly successful. The prestigious conference IUMRS-ICAM was held in Bangalore, during October 8-13, 2007.
MRSI is a founding member of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM). It has continued its strong links with APAM. Prof. CNR Rao is its Founder President. Currently Prof. Kuznetsov is its President. APAM has members from India, Russia, Japan, China, Uzbekistan, Korea, Taiwan and Australia.The APAM India chapter holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the AGM of MRSI. APAM-India Chapter has 80 members. Prof. O N Srivastava is the President of APAM India Chapter.
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