The German Materials Society / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V. (www.dgm.de), founded in 1919, is the largest scientific and technical society in the field of materials science and engineering in Germany. The DGM represents the interests of its members ensuring continuous development in the field of materials science and engineering with regard to content, structure and human resources. Furthermore, individual members, companies and universities are part of DGM. The involvement and promotion of young material scientists and engineers at an early stage is one of the central issues to which DGM applies itself. The spectrum of services for the support and development of young people includes excursions, young DGM local groups, forums, career workshops, academies as well as special publications or alumni meetings.
DGM organises more than 40 continuous training courses with over 600 participants annually. Over 2300 people attend the annual DGM conferences and more than 2500 experts actively participate in 70 technical and working committees of DGM. Therefore, DGM contributes to the transfer of knowledge, the continuous exchange and networking in the field of materials science and engineering.