EuroSciCon Conference on

Smart Materials

Theme:
Smart Materials: Advancing the Research Trends on Materials Science & Nanotechnology

Event Date & Time

Event Location

Amsterdam, Netherlands

18 years of lifescience communication

13024004945

Performers / Professionals From Around The Globe

Conference Speaker

Seiki Chiba

Chiba Science Institute, Wits Inc., Zeon Corporation
Japan

Conference Speaker

Jinlian Hu

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
China

Conference Speaker

Rafal Kozubski

Jagiellonian University
Poland

Conference Speaker

Angelica. Chiodoni

Center for Sustainable Future Technologies
Italy

Conference Speaker

Koji Fujita

Tohoku University
Japan

Conference Speaker

Yongmei Zheng

Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing
China

Conference Speaker

Jaehwan Kim

Inha University
South Korea

Conference Speaker

Vladimir Buljak

University of Belgrade
Serbia

Conference Speaker

Alojz Ivankovic

University College Dublin
Ireland

Conference Speaker

Mohsen Adeli

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Germany

Conference Speaker

Hongwei Zhu

Tsinghua University
China

Tracks & Key Topics

Smartmaterials-2018

About the Conference

Euroscicon Ltd invites all the participants from all over the world to attend ‘EuroSciCon Conference on Smart Materials 2018 ' during October 04-06, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral Talks, Poster Presentations and Exhibitions.

Smart Materials is an inter-disciplinary subject of science, engineering and technology that deals with the contriving of matter at atomic, sub-atomic, molecular level at Nano scale dimensions of 1-100nm. The ability to see Nano-sized particles has given rise to a variety of potential outcomes in industries and scientific ventures. It enables us to control the unique properties of the compounds by manipulating the matter at the atomistic level that assists in the construction of novel functional materials and engineered devices.

Material science is a multidisciplinary field applying the synthesis, characterization and properties in the areas of science and technology. The discovery of new materials in vibrant and variant disciplines of materials science and engineering is inherent with numerous challenges. The challenges of the materials science need to be faced to gain tremendous technological achievements.                                                                          

IMPORTANCE AND SCOPE

The development of Smart Materials will be the key policy makers and bring a new wave as the radical innovations in numerous application areas. The effects that can be attained by application of Smart Materials technology realization of miniature systems with good functionality, to establish high surface area-volume ratio, the manifestation of novel phenomena and involves changes in their properties.

The opportunities for building careers in this field is increasing at a fast pace. In fact, there are currently more than 370 Smart Materials-based products. The Smart Materials is anticipated to be the significant revolutionary force that results in influencing the human life and economy. It is strongly believed that combined impact of industrial and information technology may approach the magnitude of change that could result from commercialization of Smart Materials.

The prior importance of the material science is to recognize the required material or a combination of materials based on its cost and performance for intended use for a specific product. The perception of material science domain involves the behaviour of materials and the variability in their properties by understanding the quantum mechanics at the sub-atomic or atomic measure.

The study focusses on the processing of new materials which facilitates its applications to the next generation of engineers and its high marketability has a great impact on the economy of the country. In the new decade, the sustainability and influence on the environment lie at the core of the material development.                                                                                                                    

WHY TO ATTEND?

Smart Material conference 2018 provides a striking opportunity of being connected and gaining contacts with delegates who are active in the concerned field. Networking enables sharpening skills, spark inspiration and uncover new ideas during break-out sessions providing tea and lunch for the delegates. The important subjects are addressed by the expertise key note speakers with global recognition thus conferring knowledge on the new technologies and latest drift in the domain. The Smart Material conference accents the prominent key note speakers, plenary speeches, young research forum, poster presentations, technical workshops and career guidance sessions.

Session Tracks & Subtracks

Track 1 : Smart Materials and Technologies

Smart Materials are hybrid materials that are composed of dissimilar phases which significantly change if any external stimuli are applied such as temperature, stress, magnetic or electric fields. Smart Materials are combinations of at least two different materials, which allow the engineering of desired properties. Proper modelling, simulation and control help in integrated system design of smart materials. Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric materials produce electric current when they are placed under mechanical stress. Due to their fast electromechanical response and their low power requirement, piezoelectric materials are widely used in the structural control applications. Electroluminescent materials are semiconductors which allow exit of the light through it. Shape-memory alloys have the ability to return to their original shape when heated from the deformed shape.

  • Modeling, simulation and control of smart materials

  • Quantum science and technology

  • Atomic structures and defects in materials

  • Polymer-based smart materials

  • Colour-changing materials

  • Electroluminescent materials

  • Shape-memory alloys

  • Piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials

  • Integrated system design and implementation

  • Oxidation

Track 2 : Smart Structures

Smart Structures offer the ability to match the conditions for more than one optimum state thereby extending functionality. Smart Structures are capable of sensing stimuli, responding to it, and reverting to its original state after the stimuli is removed. Smart structures can resist natural calamities. Many well-defined structures such as metals, ceramics or polymers cannot satisfy all technological demands. Therefore, there is ongoing search for new materials with new, and especially improved properties. Such a task is met by, among others, composite materials that are defined as materials composed of at least two phases, where due to the occurring synergistic effect the material of different properties than properties of the components is formed.

  • Ceramics

  • Polymers

  • Metals and alloys

  • Rubber technologies

  • Fibers

  • Composite materials

  • Green Buildings

  • Bridges, Towers, Dams, Tunnels

  • Structural Engineering

  • Smart Design and Construction

Track 3 : Materials Science and Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering is an acclaimed scientific discipline, expanding in recent decades to surround polymers, ceramics, glass, composite materials and biomaterials. Materials science and engineering, involves the discovery and design of new materials.  Many of the most pressing scientific problems humans currently face are due to the limitations of the materials that are available and, as a result, major breakthroughs in materials science are likely to affect the future of technology significantly. Materials scientists lay stress on understanding how the history of a material influences its structure, and thus its properties and performance. All engineered products from airplanes to musical instruments, alternative energy sources related to ecologically-friendly manufacturing processes, medical devices to artificial tissues, computer chips to data storage devices and many more are made from materials.  In fact, all new and altered materials are often at the heart of product innovation in highly diverse applications. The global market is projected to reach $6,000 million by 2020 and lodge a CAGR of 10.2% between 2015 and 2020 in terms of worth. The North American region remains the largest market, accompanied by Asia-Pacific. The Europe market is estimated to be growth at a steady rate due to economic redeem in the region along with the expanding concern for the building insulation and energy savings.

  • Computational materials science

  • Fiber, films and membranes

  • Biomimetic materials

  • Coatings, surfaces and membranes

  • Carbon nano structures and devices

  • Graphene

  • Products and services

  • Teaching and technology transfer in materials science

  • Global materials science market

  • Modern materials needs

  • Research support

  • Platform for comprehensive projects

  • Tribology

  • Forensic engineering

  • Engineering applications of materials

  • Scientific and business achievements

Track 4 : Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is the handling of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.  The interesting aspect about nanotechnology is that the properties of many materials alter when the size scale of their dimensions approaches nanometers. Materials scientists and engineers work to understand those property changes and utilize them in the processing and manufacture of materials at the nanoscale level. The field of materials science covers the discovery, characterization, properties, and use of nanoscale materials. Nanomaterials research takes a materials science-based approach to nanotechnology, influencing advances in materials metrology and synthesis which have been developed in support of microfabrication research. Materials with structure at the nanoscale level o have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties. Although much of nanotechnology's potential still remains un-utilized, investment in the field is booming. The U.S. government distributed more than a billion dollars to nanotechnology research in 2005 to find new developments in nanotechnology. China, Japan and the European Union have spent similar amounts. The hopes are the same on all fronts: to push oneself off a surface on a growing global market that the National Science Foundation estimates will be worth a trillion dollars. The global market for activated carbon totaled $1.9 billion, in 2013, driven primarily by Asia-Pacific and North American region for applications in water treatment and air purification.

  • Synthesis of nanomaterials and properties

  • Nanobiotechnology

  • Nanotechnology startups

  • Environmental health and safety of nanomaterials

  • Micro, nano and bio fluidics

  • Nano and microfibrillated cellulose

  • Cancer nanotechnology

  • Medical nanotechnology

  • Nanophotonics

  • Nanoelectronics

  • Coatings, surfaces and membranes

  • Carbon nano structures and devices

  • Nanofibers, nanorods, nanopowders and nanobelts

  • Thin Films, nanotubes and nanowires

  • Graphene

  • Nano and Biomaterials

Track 5 : Smart Biomaterials and Medical Devices

Biomaterials from healthcare viewpoint can be defined as materials those possess some novel properties that make them appropriate to come in immediate association with the living tissue without eliciting any adverse immune rejection reactions. Biomaterials are in the service of mankind through ancient times but subsequent evolution has made them more versatile and has increased their usage. Biomaterials have transformed the areas like bioengineering and tissue engineering for the development of strategies to counter life threatening diseases.  These concepts and technologies are being used for the treatment of different diseases like cardiac failure, fractures, deep skin injuries, etc.  Research is being performed to improve the existing methods and for the innovation of new approaches. With the current progress in biomaterials we can expect a future healthcare which will be economically feasible to us. Equipment and consumables was worth US$ 47.7 billion in 2014 and is further expected to reach US$ 55.5 billion in 2020 with a CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 3%. The dental equipment is the fastest growing market due to continuous technological innovations. The overall market is driven by increasing demand for professional dental services and growing consumer awareness. The major players in the Global Dental market are 3M ESPE, Danaher Corporation, Biolase Inc., Carestream Health Inc., GC Corporation, Straumann, Patterson Companies Inc., Sirona Dental Systems Inc. and Planmeca Oy, DENTSPLY International Inc. A-Dec Inc.

  • Radiotherapy

  • Biomedical applications

  • 3D printing of organs and tissue

  • Biomedical devices

  • Bioinspired materials

  • Drug delivery systems

  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

  • Biomaterials imaging

  • Drug delivery systems

  • Biopolymers and bioplastics

  • Friction, wear and fatigue in biomaterials

  • Hard and soft tissues

  • Surfaces and interfaces of biomaterials

  • Body implants and prosthesis

  • Biomimetic materials

Track 6 : Polymer Science and Technology

Material science has a wider range of applications which includes ceramics, composites and polymer materials. Bonding in ceramics and glasses uses both covalent and ionic-covalent types with SiO2 as a basic building block. Ceramics are as soft as clay or as hard as stone and concrete. Usually, they are crystalline in form. Most glasses contain a metal oxide fused with silica. Applications range from structural elements such as steel-reinforced concrete, to the gorilla glass. Polymers are also an important part of materials science. Polymers are the raw materials which are used to make what we commonly call plastics.  Specialty plastics are materials with distinctive characteristics, such as ultra-high strength, electrical conductivity, electro-fluorescence, high thermal stability. Plastics are divided not on the basis of their material but on its properties and applications. The global market for carbon fiber reached $1.8 billion in 2014, and further the market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 11.4%, to reach $3.5 billion in 2020. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic market reached $17.3 billion in 2014, and further the market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 12.3%, to reach $34.2 billion in 2020. The competition in the global carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic market is intense within a few large players, such as Toray Toho, Mitsubishi, Hexcel, Formosa, SGL carbon, Cytec, Aksa, Hyosung, Sabic, etc.

  • Process modelling and simulation

  • Engineering polymers

  • Polymer membranes for environments and energy

  • Polymer surface and interface

  • Polymer characterization

  • Polymeric gels and networks

  • Polymeric biomaterials

  • Polymeric catalysts

  • Elastomers and thermoplastic elastomers

  • Rheology and rheometry

  • Extrusion and extrusion processes

  • Polymer blends and alloys

  • Hybrid polymer-based materials

  • Neat polymeric materials

  • Fiber, films and membranes

Track 7 : Ceramics and Composite Materials

The primeval ceramics made by humans were pottery objects, including 27,000-year-old figurines, made from clay, either by itself or blended with other materials like silica, hardened, sintered, in fire. Later ceramics were glazed and fired to produce smooth, colored surfaces, decreasing porosity through the use of glassy, amorphous ceramic coatings on top of the crystalline ceramic substrates. Ceramics currently include domestic, industrial and building products, as well as a broad range of ceramic art. In the 20th century, new ceramic materials were developed for use in advanced ceramic engineering, such as in semiconductors. Polymers are investigated in the fields of biophysics and macromolecular science, and polymer science (which encompass polymer chemistry and polymer physics). Historically, products arising from the linkage of repeating units by covalent chemical bonds have been the primary focus of polymer science; emerging important areas of the science currently focus on non-covalent links. Composite materials are generally used for buildings, bridges and structures like boat hulls, swimming pool panels, race car bodies, shower stalls, bathtubs, storage tanks, imitation granite and cultured marble sinks and counter tops. The most advanced examples perform routinely on spacecraft in demanding environments. Now standing at USD 296.2 billion, the ceramics market is forecast to grow to USD 502.8 billion by 2020, as every industry achieves upgraded manufacturing efficiency along with high renewable energy efficiency. As per the global market analysis, in 2014, the Composite materials industry is expected to generate revenue of approximately 156.12 billion U.S. dollars.

  • Processing, structure and properties of ceramics

  • Fabrication of new composites based on light metals, polymers & ceramics

  • Tribological performance of ceramics and composites

  • Industrial applications of composite materials

  • Composite materials in day-to-day life

  • Biocomposite materials

  • Glass science and technologies

  • Measurement of material properties and structural performance

  • Structural analysis and applications

  • Matrices & reinforcements for composites

  • Fabrication methods of composites

  • Advanced ceramics and glass for energy harvesting and storage

  • Performance in extreme environments

  • Ceramic coatings

  • Sintering process

  • Nanostructured ceramics

  • Thermal ceramics

  • Bioceramics and medical applications

  • The future of the ceramics industry

  • Global environmental issues and standards

Track 8 : Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

For any electronic device to operate well, electrical current must be efficiently controlled by switching devices, which becomes challenging as systems approach very small dimensions. This problem must be addressed by synthesizing materials that permit reliable turn-on and turn-off of current at any size scale. New electronic and photonic nanomaterials assure dramatic breakthroughs in communications, computing devices and solid-state lighting. Current research involves bulk crystal growth, organic semiconductors, thin film and nanostructure growth, and soft lithography.  Several of the major photonics companies in the world views on different technologies and opinions about future challenges for manufacturers and integrators of lasers and photonics products. The silicon photonics market is anticipated to grow to $497.53 million by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 27.74% from 2014 to 2020. The silicon carbide semiconductor market is estimated to grow $3182.89 Million by 2020, at an expected CAGR of 42.03% from 2014 to 2020.

  • Film Dosimetry and Image Analysis

  • Electromagnetic radiation

  • Optical properties of metals and non-metals

  • Photoconductivity

  • Optical communications and networking

  • Lasers

  • Optical devices

  • Quantum science and technology

  • Spintronics

  • Domains and hysteresis

  • Magnetic Storage

  • Superconductivity

  • Semiconductor materials

  • Fabrication of integrated circuits

  • Semiconductor devices

  • Soft magnetic materials

  • Hard magnetic materials

  • Dieletric materials

  • Electronic and ionic conduction

  • Ferroelectricity and piezoelectricity

  • Photonic devices and applications

Track 9 : Emerging Smart Materials

Ability of a nation to harness nature as well as its ability to cope up with the challenges posed by it is determined by its complete knowledge of materials and its ability to develop and produce them for various applications. Advanced Materials are at the heart of many technological developments that touch our lives. Electronic materials for communication and information technology, optical fibers, laser fibers sensors for intelligent environment, energy materials for renewable energy and environment, light alloys for better transportation, materials for strategic applications and more. Advance materials have a wider role to play in the upcoming future years because of its multiple uses and can be of a greater help for whole humanity. The global market for conformal coating on electronics market the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% from 2015 to 2020. The global market for polyurethanes has been growing at a CAGR (2016-2021) of 6.9%, driven by various application industries, such as, automotive; bedding and furniture; building and construction; packaging; electronics and footwear. In 2015, Asia-Pacific dominated the global polyurethanes market, followed by Europe and North America. BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, Mitsui Chemicals, Nippon Polyurethanes, Trelleborg, Woodbridge are some of the major manufacturers of polyurethanes across regions.

  • Development and characterization of multifunctional materials

  • Novel nano and micro-devices

  • Design and theory of smart surfaces

  • MEMS and NEMS devices and applications

  • Sensing and actuation

  • Structural health monitoring

  • Smart biomaterials

  • Smart building materials and structures

  • Architecture and cultural heritage

  • Smart robots

  • Smart materials in drug delivery systems

  • Sensors and smart structures technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace systems

  • Thin films and thick films

  • Quantum dots

  • Semiconductors and superconductors

  • Piezoelectric materials

  • Photovoltaics, fuel cells and solar cells

  • Energy storage device

  • Electrochromic materials

Track 10 : Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability

Different geophysical and social pressures are providing a shift from conventional fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources. We must create the materials that will support emergent energy technologies. Solar energy is a top priority of the department, and we are devoting extensive resources to developing photovoltaic cells that are both more efficient and less costly than current technology. We also have extensive research around next-generation battery technology. Materialsperformance lies at the heart of the development and optimization of green energy technologies and computational methods now plays a major role in modelling and predicting the properties of complex materials. The global market for supercapacitor is expected to grow from $1.8 billion in 2014 to $2.0 billion in 2015 at a year-on-year (YOY) growth rate of 9.2%. In addition, the market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 19.1%, to reach $4.8 billion in 2020. The competition in the global super capacitor market is intense within a few large players, such as, AVX Corp., Axion Power International, Inc., Beijing HCC Energy Tech. Co., Ltd., CAP-XX, Elna Co. Ltd., Elton, Graphene Laboratories INC., Jianghai Capacitor Co., Ltd, Jiangsu Shuangdeng Group Co., Ltd., Jinzhou Kaimei Power Co., Ltd, KEMET, LS MTRON, Maxwell Technologies INC., Nesscap Energy Inc., Nippon Chemi-Con Corp., Panasonic Co., Ltd., Shanghai Aowei Technology Development Co., Ltd., Skeleton Technologies, Supreme Power Systems Co., Ltd., XG Sciences.

  • Advanced energy materials

  • Fuel cells

  • Thermal storage materials

  • Supercapacitors

  • Smart grid

  • Bio-based energy harvesting

  • Turbines

  • Insulation materials

  • Nuclear energy materials

  • Environmental friendly materials

  • Earthquake materials and design

  • Battery technologies

  • High temperature superconductors

  • Photovoltaics

  • Solar energy materials

  • Hydrogen energy

  • Organic and inorganic solar cells

  • Graphene materials

  • Electrochemical energy storage and conversion

  • Emerging materials and devices

  • Energy storage materials

  • Energy harvesting materials

  • Piezeoeletric materials

  • Photocatalysis

  • Waste water treatment

Track 11 : Physics and Chemistry of Materials

Materials Chemistry provides the loop between atomic, molecular and supramolecular behaviour and the useful properties of a material. It lies at the core of numerous chemical-using industries. This deals with the atomic nuclei of the materials, and how they are arranged to provide molecules, crystals, etc. Much of properties of electrical, magnetic particles and chemical materials evolve from this level of structure. The length scales involved are in angstroms. The way in which the atoms and molecules are bonded and organized is fundamental to studying the properties and behaviour of any material. The forecast for R&D growth in the chemical and advanced materials industry indicates the improving global economy and the key markets the industry serves. U.S. R&D splurging in chemicals and advanced materials is forecast to grow by 3.6% to reach $12 billion in 2014. Overall global R&D is forecast to expand at a slightly higher 4.7% rate to $45 billion in 2014.

  • Catalysis chemistry

  • Analytical chemistry

  • Organic and inorganic Substances

  • Micro and macro molecules

  • Atomic structure and interatomic bonding

  • Phase diagrams

  • Corrosion and degradation of materials

  • Corrosion prevention

  • Oxidation

  • Solar physics

  • Dislocations and strengthening mechanisms

  • Diffusion in materials

  • Condensed matter physics

  • Multifunctional materials and structures

  • Magnetism and superconductivity

  • Atomic structures and defects in materials

  • Quantum science and technology

  • Crystal structure of materials and crystal growth techniques

  • Solid state physics

  • Particle physics

  • Nanoscale physics

  • Green chemistry

Track 12 : Metals, Mining, Metallurgy and Materials

Material science plays an important role in metallurgy too. Powder metallurgy is a term covering a wide range of ways in which materials or components are made from metal powders. They can avoid, or greatly reduce, the need to use metal removal processes and can reduce the costs. Pyro metallurgy includes thermal treatment of minerals and metallurgical ores and concentrates to bring about physical and chemical transformations in the materials to enable recovery of valuable metals. A complete knowledge of metallurgy can help us to extract the metal in a more feasible way and can used to a wider range. Global Metallurgy market will develop at a modest 5.4% CAGR from 2014 to 2020. This will result in an increase in the market’s valuation from US$6 bn in 2013 to US$8.7 bn by 2020.  The global market for powder metallurgy parts and powder shipments was 4.3 billion pounds (valued at $20.7 billion) in 2011 and grew to nearly 4.5 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in 2012. This market is expected to reach 5.4 billion pounds (a value of nearly $26.5 billion) by 2017.

  • Metal forming

  • Non-destructive testing

  • Corrosion and protection

  • High strength alloys

  • Surface phenomena

  • Solidification

  • Light metals

  • Aluminium, Copper, Lead and Zinc

  • Iron-Carbon alloys

  • Remelting technologies

  • Modeling and simulation

  • Foundry technology

  • Iron, cast iron and steelmaking

  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals

  • Alloys systems

  • Powder metallurgy

  • Metallurgical machinery and automation

  • Hydrometallurgy

  • Petroleum machinery and equipment

  • Gasification

  • Precious metals

  • Environmental protection

Track 13 : Mechanics, Characterization Techniques and Equipments

Characterization, when used in materials science, refers to the broader and wider process by which a material's structure and properties are checked and measured. It is a fundamental process in the field of materials science, without which no scientific understanding of engineering materials could be as curtained. Spectroscopy refers to the measurement of radiation intensity as a function of wavelength. Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Characterization and tessting of materials is very important before the usage of materials. Proper testing of material can make the material more flexible and durable. Research indicates the global material testing equipment market generated revenues of $510.8 million in 2011, growing at a marginal rate of 3.1% over the previous year. The market is dominated by the ‘big three’ Tier 1 competitors, namely MTS Systems Corporation, Instron Corporation, and Zwick/Roell, while other participants have performed better regionally, such as Tinus Olsen in North America and Shimadzu Corporation in Asia Pacific.

  • Mechanics of materials

  • Scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, STEM)

  • Optical spectroscopy (Raman, FTIR, ellipsometry) etc.

  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)

  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)

  • Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)

  • Rutherford backscattering

  • Auger electron spectroscopy

  • Sample preparation and analysis of biological materials

  • Sample preparation and nanofabrication

  • Computational models and experiments

  • Micro and macro materials characterisation

  • Ductile damage and fracture

  • Fatigue, reliability and lifetime predictions

  • Failure of quasi-brittle materials

  • Coupled mechanics and biomaterials

  • Contact, friction and mechanics of discrete systems

  • Advanced modelling techniques

  • Elemental analysis

  • Organic analysis

  • Structural analysis

  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)

Track 14 : Graphene and 2D Materials

Graphene was the first 2D material to be isolated. Graphene and other two-dimensional materials have a long list of unique properties that have made it a hot topic for intense scientific research and the development of technological applications. These also have huge potential in their own right or in combination with Graphene. The extraordinary physical properties of Graphene and other 2D materials have the potential to both enhance existing technologies and also create a range of new applications. Pure Graphene has an exceptionally wide range of mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Graphene can also greatly improve the thermal conductivity of a material improving heat dissipation. In applications which require very high electrical conductivity Graphene can either be used by itself or as an additive to other materials. Even in very low concentrations Graphene can greatly enhance the ability of electrical charge to flow in a material. Graphene’s ability to store electrical energy at very high densities is exceptional. This attribute, added to its ability to rapidly charge and discharge, makes it suitable for energy storage applications.

  • Benefits of 2D Materials

  • 2D materials beyond Graphene

  • 2D Topological Materials

  • Chemical functionalization of Graphene

Track 15 : Smart Materials in Industrial Application

Smart materials got vast applications in Aerospace, Mass transit, Marine, Automotive, Computers and other electronic devices, Consumer goods applications, Civil engineering, Medical equipment applications, Rotating machinery applications. The health and beauty industry is also taking advantage of these innovations, which range from drug-releasing medical textiles, to fabric with moisturizer, perfume, and anti-aging properties. Many smart clothing, wearable technology, and wearable computing projects involve the use of e-textiles. Intelligent Structures of Architecture and Civil Engineering are been a subject to reveal and unlock the ancient and magnificent architecture by human on the redesigning the earth's geography. The research on archeological technology of Structural engineering, advanced innovations in Civil Engineering, current applied principles of geotechnical, structural, environmental, transportation and construction engineering, sea defense systems against raising sea levels, under water-on water constructions, floating and green cities architecture, case study on Structural & Civil Engineering.

  • Archeological technology of structural engineering

  • Advanced innovations in civil engineering

  • Sea defense systems against raising sea levels

  • Under water - on water constructions

  • Floating and green cities architecture

  • Case study on structural and civil engineering

Track 16 : Bioactive Smart Materials

The task of combining Material Science and Biology can lead to production of Smart Bioactive Materials which can find several applications. The venture of developing these materials and finding suitable ways of processing them and integrating them into existing systems is the current challenge to the research institutes and industry.

  • Regenerative Medicine

  • Implant Development

  • Textiles and Fabrics

  • Bio Plastics

  • Computational and Curing Composites

Track 17 : Market Demand and Value

The support of Government with its initiatives, the initiative R&D investment in the industries and institutions and the adoption of smart material products among various end-user industries like Defense & Aerospace, Automotive, and Consumer electronics has driven the market of smart materials. There is a high demand for smart materials on account of potential growth in emerging economies as well as evolution in Internet of Things (IoTs).It is expected that the smart material market will attain up to billion dollars by 2022. The trend in the market and the factors impacting the market are studied.

  • Growing Aging Population

  • Widening Applications

  • Government Initiatives and Incentive Programs

  • Substantial Investment in R&D

  • Market Segmentation

Track 18 : Future of Materials

A good memory is not something which money can buy. Smart Materials have the ability to return to their original shape after the removal of stress. Thus the memory of these will play a key role in a way that many types of products are designed and assembled in the future. There are numerous applications for the technology in the Automotive, Aerospace, Appliance, Medical and Electronics industries.

  • Current Research and Patents

  • Scope for Research and Patents

  • Futuristic Applications

 

Market Analysis

Smart Materials Market - Sales Forecasts, Trends and Analysis:

Smart Materials Market is relied upon to accumulate $72.63 billion by 2022, enlisting a CAGR of 14.9% amid the estimate time frame 2016-2022. Smart materials are versatile or smart materials which posture inborn and extraneous abilities. These can be modified by outer boosts, for example, dampness, temperature, electromagnetic field, and strain to acquire the coveted practical impacts. What's more, these materials are dynamic in nature and react to their quick association situations by adjusting their qualities. Progressions in the materials science division brought about the advancement of materials for particular applications, which was beforehand impractical with the utilization of traditional materials, for example, polymers/plastics, metals, glass, and pottery. Smart materials are fit for working at an extremely essential practical level, for example, temperature and can be utilized as a part of exceptionally complex specialized frameworks by joining extra functionalities and properties. For example, smart materials can be utilized as a part of vitality supply frameworks for microelectronic segments.

Smart materials are utilized as a part of utilizations, for example, transducers, actuators and engines, and basic materials. The market for shrewd materials is driven by the ascent in appropriation of smart materials items among different end-client ventures, for example, barrier and aviation, car, and buyer gadgets; steady government activities and plans; and increment in R&D speculation by unmistakable players to advance the cost and nature of smart materials. There is a popularity for keen materials because of potential development in rising economies and in addition advancement in Internet of Things (IoTs).

Value Chain Analysis

The esteem chain of shrewd materials watches the nearness of expansive number of partners from the crude material suppliers to conclusive end clients. Every one of these partners share a particular incentive at their purpose of task, and thusly, add to the focused estimation of the item. Research and development exercises, advancements, and showcasing procedures additionally improve the esteem related with end-expectations by every player, who work in the worldwide smart materials industry.

Value Chain Analysis

Top factors impacting World Smart Materials Market:

Government Initiatives and Incentive Growing Aging Population

Smart materials have increment in picking up footing in more seasoned populace driven items. What's more, these items help diminish day by day routine complexities and make life simpler for old individuals. In not so distant future, populace offer of this age-bunch is anticipated to increment at huge rate which thusly is foreseen to expand interest for brilliant materials items. As indicated by an International Population Reports, 2015 distributed by United States Census Bureau, the populace increment of more seasoned populace is anticipated outpace that of more youthful populace throughout the following 35 years. Therefore, the general effect of this factor is anticipated to be high by 2022.

Widening Applications

Nonstop advancement in assembling procedures and appropriation of upgraded materials has expanded the uses of smart materials crosswise over different end-client ventures. By 2022, smart materials are anticipated to additionally extend their applications and is expected to assume significant part in the shrewd materials advertise development. Consequently, the effect is anticipated to be high all through Programs

Currently, some specific group of industries, such as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) lack in terms of adoption of smart materials due to high cost. Introduction of several initiatives and programs to encourage industries to invest in and utilize smart materials is projected to impact throughout the forecast period.

Substantial Investment in R&D

Increase in demand for enhanced smart materials and products from various industries, such as construction, manufacturing, and automotive are anticipated to encourage key players operating in the smart materials market to invest considerable amount on research and development to introduce efficient products and stay ahead in the competition.

Market segmentation:

The market is segmented on the basis of application, end-user industry, and geography. By application, it is divided into transducers, actuators & motors, sensors, structural materials, and coatings. Based on end-user industry, it is classified into industrial, defense & aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare, and others (civil engineering and retail). The global smart materials market is classified based on geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

 

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UNIVERSITIES OF MATERIAL SCIENCE

MATERIAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITIES IN EUROPE

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE | UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER | UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART | IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON  | UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON | THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER | LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN | UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL | UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE | DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY | RWTH AACHEN UNIVERSITY | THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD | THE UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH

MATERIAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITIES IN ASIA

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE | NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE (NTU) | TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY | KAIST UNIVERSITY | THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO | PEKING UNIVERSITY | SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY | TOHOKU UNIVERSITY | THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | FUDAN UNIVERSITY | KYOTO UNIVERSITY | SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY | INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE | HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY | HARBIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

MATERIAL SCIENCE UNIVERSITIES IN USA

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY | STANFORD UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA | HARVARD UNIVERSITY | NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY | GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY | UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN | UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AUSTIN | MCGILL UNIVERSITY | UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO | BROWN UNIVESITY | DUKE UNIVERSITY | COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY | RICE UNIVERSITY | MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

 

JOURNALS FOR SMART MATERIALS

NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY | NATURE MATERIALS | PROGRESS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE | MATERIALS HORIZONS | INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PLASTICITY | CEMENT AND CONCRETE RESEARCH | JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A | ANNUAL REVIEW OF CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS | ADVANCED MATERIALS | NANO LETTERS | ANNUAL REVIEW OF MATERIALS RESEARCH | ACS NANO | JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS | ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS | ADVANCED MATERIALS LETTERS | CRYSTAL GROWTH & DESIGN | LANGMUIR

COMPANIES FOR SMART MATERIALS

COMPANIES FOR SMART MATERIALS IN EUROPE

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA |  CERAMTEC AG | FERROPERM, FERROPERM PIEZOCERAMICS A/S | PIEZOSYSTEM JENA GMBH | PIEZOCRYST -ADVANCED SENSORICS GMBH | NOLIAC A/S, HEJRESKOVVEJ 18 | CHROMOGENICS | YNVISIBLE | CHROMOGENICS SWEDEN AB | ACREO | MIORTECH HOLDING | GREENTEG| TEGEOS | OTEGO | DURHAM MAGNETO OPTICS | SUPRAPOLIX | FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE | STOPAQ | MERQUINSA | TENDON REPAIR | NERVE REPAIR

COMPANIES FOR SMART MATERIALS IN ASIA

COMPANIES FOR SMART MATERIALS IN USA

 

SOCITIES/ASSOCIATIONS FOR SMART MATERIALS

SOCITIES/ASSOCIATIONS FOR SMART MATERIALS IN EUROPE

Federation of European Materials Societies | Spanish Association for Composite Materials | Austrian Society for Metallurgy and Materials | Czech Society for New Materials and Technologies | European Materials Research Society | Danish Metallurgical Society | European Composites Industry Association

 

SOCITIES/ASSOCIATIONS FOR SMART MATERIALS IN ASIA

International Association of Advanced Materials | Materials Research Society of Singapore | The Association of East Asian Research Universities | Australian Composite Structures Society | Chinese Society for Composite Materials | Japan Society for Composite Materials | Chinese Society for Metals

SOCITIES/ASSOCIATIONS FOR SMART MATERIALS IN USA

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) | American Chemical Society (ACS) | American Physical Society (APS) | The Materials Information Society (ASM International) | The Materials Research Society (MRS) | Microscopy Society of America (MSA) | The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) | Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society | International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

 

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