The Materials Days, organized for the 9th time this year by the Istanbul Technical University Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Club (ITU MMMK), welcomed visitors at the ITU Ayazağa Campus, Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, between May 7-8, 2024.

This year, at the opening of the event themed "Carbon Footprint," our Vice Rector, Prof. Dr. Ali Deniz, emphasized the valuable intellectual environment fostered by the dedicated efforts of ITU student clubs in organizing the program. Prof. Dr. Ali Deniz expressed his meaningful appreciation for this year's theme, highlighting the importance of reducing carbon emissions for the future of the world and the preservation of ecological balance.

During the opening speeches by Prof. Dr. Sebahattin Gürmen, the Dean of the Faculty of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, and Prof. Dr. C. Bora Derin, the Chair of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, emphasis was placed on the success of our students in organizing this event, reflecting their sense of responsibility towards addressing the current global issues.

Throughout the two-day event, with over 2500 students and representatives from more than 20 sponsor companies in attendance, the event provided a platform for officials from top sector companies to engage with young engineers, addressing queries on carbon management practices. Moreover, the event featured workshops on glass, ceramics, and iron.