From May 22, 2018 till May 24, 2018 the VI International Samsonov Conference "Material Science of Refractory Compounds and Composites" was held at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Its organizers were the Ministry of Education of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, I.M. Frantsevych Institute of Problems of Material Science (IMP) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukrainian Material Science Union (UMSU).
The conference was devoted to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the world-known prominent scientist, teacher, organizer of Ukrainian education and science Hrehory Samsonov (1918-1975).
The VI International Conference was attended by about 150 leading experts and 12 foreign scientists from 6 countries (Algeria, Georgia, Serbia, Republic of Belarus, Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation).
Researches of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute scientists, in particular of the department of high-temperature materials and powder metallurgy, were presented at almost all sections of the conference, they mainly spoke on the issues related to powder metallurgy, the fundamental foundations of modern materials science, problems of the creation of functional and structural ceramics, surface engineering, ultra-high strength and super-hard composite instrumental materials, nanomaterials.