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 and the Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales to scientifically manage a Symposium in the frame of the XXX International Materials Research Congress 2022 (IMRC), which will be held on 14-19 August 2022 in Cancun, namely the venue which had been chosen for PRE’21 before his cancelation due to Covid pandemics.

We therefore are very pleased to invite you to participate in the IMRC 2022 Congress and submit your abstract(s) to the Symposium
C6 - Photoluminescence in Rare Earth Doped Materials

Please consider that, to allow a wider participation, IMRC and our Symposium will be held in hybrid modality: so, you can choose if attending in person or virtually.

We hope to see you in Cancun!

Ciro Falcony, Shibin Jiang, Giancarlo C. Righini
Symposium Organizers


Contributions are welcome in the following areas (but are not limited to):

  • Fundamental photoluminescence properties & spectroscopic measurements

  • Photonic devices exploiting rare-earths characteristics

  • Rare-earth-doped crystalline materials

  • Transparent ceramics and glass-ceramic materials

  • Rare-earth complexes, metal-organic frameworks and perovskites

  • Rare-earth optical amplifiers, fiber lasers and micro-chip lasers

  • Phosphor materials for solid-state lighting and persistent phosphors

  • Scintillators

  • Up- and down-conversion for photovoltaic applications

  • Rare-earth-doped materials for biological applications

Abstract instructions
Abstract guidelines

REGISTRATION – Early Bird Deadline: 30 June 2022
Registration guidelines
Registration fees

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General Information, Traveling and Accommodation Information

Cancún is part of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, located in the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula and bordering the Caribbean Sea. Cancún (nearly 900,000 population) is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and nightlife. There is the traditional downtown area, El Centro, and the Hotel area, Zona Hotelera, a long, beachfront strip of hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. It is a world-renowned vacation resort and the starting point to explore several ruined temples of the Mayans or to go swimming in the cenotes, natural sinkholes or caves that have filled with cool, clear groundwater and rainwater over time.

Cancun International Airport is served by many domestic and international airlines, and there are many direct flights from United States (Austin, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Newark, New Orleans, Orlando, Philadelphia,Tampa, …), from Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver) and from Central/South America (Bogota, Guatemala City, Panama City,..).
Otherwise, frequent daily connections exist between the International Airport of Mexico City (MEX) and the Cancun International Airport (CUN); the flight length is around 2 hours 20 minutes.

You can find flight information and traveler information (including visa requirement, ground transportation and hotel information) on the web page

Another web page where one can find general information (incl. ground transportation and hotels) on the Cancun area is

Updated information on Covid-19 pandemic in Mexico, and Yucatan in particular, are available at the following pages:

Covid-19 in Mexico – data summary by CONACyT
Official Covid-19 information in Quintana Roo State (in Spanish)
Traveling safely to Mexican Caribbean

Enjoy your stay in Yucatán!