Argentina has a proud scientific tradition - in the last century Argentines have won several nobel prizes: Bernardo Alberto Houssay a physiologist who received a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (1947) for his discovery of the role played by pituitary hormones in regulating the amount of blood sugar in animals. He shared the prize with Carl Ferdinand Cori and Gerty Cori. Luis Federico Leloir who got the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his revelation of the metabolic pathways in lactose (1970). César Milstein, was an Argentinian organic chemist - in the field of counter acting agent research Milstein shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1984) with Niels Kaj Jerne and Georges J. F. Köhler.
Following this spirit of discovery Argentina has made great efforts to further develop the field of materials science and engineering. The MSE is happy to facilitate this cause by providing a platform for scientific exchange as well as personal networking.