CICIMA: Centro de Investigación en Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales

Centro de Investigación en Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales (CICIMA)

Simposios: SCiMAN2017




Schedule of ORAL presentations can be retrieved here 

The final program will be published here by November 27.


 International Invited Speakers SCiMAN2017 (Web page)


Auditorio de la Ciudad de la Investigación, Finca 2, Universidad de Costa Rica (Research City Auditorium, Universidad de Costa Rica).

 (Look for this place in Google Maps as "Auditorio de la Ciudad de la Investigación" in Costa Rica)



August 11: Call for Abstracts opening.

October 31: Abstract deadline.

November 13 - 24: Acceptance notifications.

November 27: Program publication.

December 11 - 13: SCiMAN2017.



SCiMAN2017 is the twelveth annual symposium organized by the Centro de Investigación en Ciencia e Ingeniería de Materiales, CICIMA (Materials Science and Engineering Research Center). It represents an effort to provide to the local and regional scientific and engineering community a place to share results obtained from the research activity in materials science and engineering as well as nanotechnology. Most of the presenters are scientists, engineers, and students belonging to local and international universities or laboratories.


The topics usually covered by past symposia were, among others, hot topics like soft condensed matter, biomaterials, composites, nanostructured semiconductors, polymers, and graphene. Apart from the local public universities (Universidad de Costa Rica, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica), lecturers from other international institutions have already presented. Some important ones are:

Uppsala Universitet (Sweden)

University of Ottawa (Canada)

Sapienza-Università di Roma (Italy)

Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands)

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)

Technischen Universität Berlin (Germany)

University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

Laboratório Nacional de Luz Síncrotron (Brazil)

Centro Atómico Bariloche e Instituto Balseiro (Argentina)

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)

The scope of the symposia is to offer lecture-oriented block sessions with interstitial breaks to provide refreshments. Each session has a chairperson charged to introduce the lectures, keep track of lectures timing (usually 20 to 45 minutes), ask for questions from the audience and in general maintain an appropriate flow of a session. A poster session is also organized.

This symposium has been endorsed in the past by the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the American Vacuum Society (AVS).

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Arturo Ramírez-Porras, Chairperson. Email: Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla

Dr. Esteban Avendaño (Universidad de Costa Rica)

Dr. José Saavedra (Universidad Nacional)

Dr. Ernesto Montero (Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica)



CICIMA, Room 110FM (Physics-Mathematics Building), Universidad de Costa Rica

Tel. 2511-6573, Fax: 2225-5511, e-mail: Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spam bots. Necesita activar JavaScript para visualizarla