The Wessex Institute of Technology has been helping scientists to better communicate for several decades now. The institute was established in 1986 and has been hosting conferences since then in order to bringing the scientific community closer together. Every year the institute hosts more than 20 different conferences. One of the conferences that was organized in 2015 was the materials characterization conference. It was the seventh of its kind to happen and it was mainly concentrated on computation experiments and methods in materials characterization. It was held towards the end of April in Valencia, Spain. There were invited presentations on different subjects from Professor Derek Northwood from the University of Windsor in Canada and Professor Kazuto Tanaka, who is from Doshisha University in Japan. In addition to talks by Tanaka and Northwood, the conference also covered cementitious materials and corrosion problems.