To offer the followers of the PRE Workshop series, and in particular to our colleagues from Americas, a chance of meeting in person in 2022, we gladly agreed with the Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (SMMater) to scientifically manage a Symposium in the frame of the XXX International Materials Research Congress 2022 (IMRC2022), which was held on 14-19 August 2022 in Cancun, namely the same venue which had been chosen for PRE’21 before his cancelation due to Covid pandemics.

We therefore were very pleased to coordinate the C6-Symposium in the IMRC 2022 Congress, which obviously kept the PRE’s title:
Photoluminescence in Rare Earth Doped Materials

The Symposium, that run from August 17th to 19th, was quite successful and both the location (Cancun) and the venue (JW Marriott Cancun Resort) were undoubtedly attractive and agreeable.

We are very grateful to Prof. Patricia del Carmen Zambrano Robledo, 2021-2022 President of SMMater, and to Dr. Gerardo Cabañas, member of the Advisory Committee, for their help and support.

The Symposium saw 34 oral presentations (5 invited) and 35 poster presentations, with a very good participation of young researchers and PhD students. Thanks to the support by the International Commission on Glass (ICG) through the TC-20 Technical Committee and by the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics, four students were receiving an award for their brilliant oral presentations. You can see the names and a photo of the awardees at the ICG-SIOF Student Awards web page. Some pictures taken during the Symposium are shown in the Photo Gallery web page.

We trust that, after overcoming most of the issues related to pandemic and, more recently, to the Ukrainian war, the PRE Workshops will be continuing in the traditional way, attracting a large number of academic, research and industry participants from everywhere.

It has been disclosed that very likely the next PRE Workshop, the 10th in the series, in 2024, will be held in Italy, exactly in Trento, where the first event had been held in 2005!

We hope to meet you in person in 2024!

Ciro Falcony, Shibin Jiang, Giancarlo C. Righini
PRE’22-Mexico (C6-Symposium) Organizers