The 3rd International Congress on Advanced Materials hosted by Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, has been demonstrated a great success (27-30th Nov 2016; http://www.advmat2016.com/home.php). The congress was the 3rd one of its kind sponsored by the International Union of Advanced Materials, along with the Chinese Advanced Materials Society.




The scientific program has involved 200-plusparticipants, 80 full manuscripts and about 200 abstracts from across the world. The opening ceremony was chaired by Professor Vudhichai Parasuk (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), with the opening remarks by Professor Alaa Abd-El-Aziz (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada) and Professor Songjun Li (Jiangsu University, China).



Supporting journals included Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials (Springer), Monatshefte für Chemie-Chemical Monthly (Springer), and Journal of the Chinese Advanced Materials Society (Taylor & Francis). The host Chulalongkorn University has played animportant role in helping run the organizing of this congress. The close cooperation between the host and other joint organizers including Chulalongkorn University, the International Union of Advanced Materials, the Chinese Advanced Materials Society and Jiangsu University have made feasible the completion ofthis conference.

The congress has been successful in not only scientific context but also social and cultural context. The conference site Bangkok is the famous humanistic city in Thailand. It is known in Thai as KrungThep Maha Nakhon. The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) inthe Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people(22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, makingBangkok an extreme primate city, significantly dwarfing Thailand's other urbancentres in terms of importance. There are 581 high-rise buildings in the city, ranking number 5 in the world.




The 4th International Congress on Advanced Materials (AM2018) will be hosted by Jiangsu University in 2018 in China. The detail will be announced soon through the websites of both the International Union of Advanced Materials (http://www.iuam.org) and the Chinese Advanced Materials Society (http://www.thecams.org). We look forward to welcoming all of you in the 4th congress, again.