Symposium BB, 'Solution Synthesis of Inorganic Films and Nanostructured Materials', was held during the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, California, on April 9-13, 2012. It focused on solution synthesis approaches for the growth of a wide-range of advanced functional inorganic thin film and nanostructured materials. Recent results were presented on the growth of: i highly crystalline, nanopatterned and composite functional oxide films, ii nanoparticles and nanocrystals, and iii self-assembled nanostructures by various chemical solution methods. A strong increased interest in low-cost and high throughput synthesis of functional and multifunctional inorganic materials indicates the worldwide importance of such synthetic methods. The symposium promoted information exchange between worldwide researchers from universities and national labs and engineers from industry. The papers in this proceedings volume provide a glimpse of the recent developments in the chemical solution growth of nanoparticles, nanocrystals, films, and nanostructured materials for various applications.