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7th International conference on Smart Materials and Structures, will be organized around the theme “Smart Materials for a Smart World”
Smart Material Congress 2018 is comprised of keynote and speakers sessions on latest cutting edge research designed to offer comprehensive global discussions that address current issues in Smart Material Congress 2018
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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 modeling, 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.
- Track 1-1Modeling, simulation and control of smart materials
- Track 1-2Quantum science and technology
- Track 1-3Atomic structures and defects in materials
- Track 1-4Polymer-based smart materials
- Track 1-5Colour-changing materials
- Track 1-6Electroluminescent materials
- Track 1-7Shape-memory alloys
- Track 1-8Piezoelectric and ferroelectric materials
- Track 1-9Integrated system design and implementation
- Track 1-10Oxidation
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 materialsthat 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.
- Track 2-1Ceramics
- Track 2-2Polymers
- Track 2-3Metals and alloys
- Track 2-4Rubber technologies
- Track 2-5Fibers
- Track 2-6Composite materials
- Track 2-7Green Buildings
- Track 2-8Bridges, Towers, Dams,Tunnels
- Track 2-9Structural Engineering
- Track 2-10Smart Design and Construction
Optical and Electronic smart materials are the materials that associate with electricity. It incorporates the design, study and manufacture of smart materials that convert electrical signals into photon signals and photons signals to electrical signals. Any device that operates as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical is considered an optoelectronic device. Optoelectronics is built up on the quantum mechanical effects of light on electronic materials, sometimes in the presence of electric fields, especially semiconductors. Optoelectronic technologies comprise of laser systems, remote sensing systems, fiber optic communications, optical information systems, and electric eyes medical diagnostic systems.
- Track 3-1Photonics materials and devices
- Track 3-2NEMS, MEMS and liquid metal devices
- Track 3-3Semiconductors and super conductors
- Track 3-4Optical instruments
- Track 3-5Computational optics and photonics
- Track 3-6Display technologies
- Track 3-7Lasers and optical fibers
- Track 3-8Sensors and actuators
- Track 3-9Smart electronic devices
Solar energy has being derived from natural sources that doesn’t harm the behavioral and environmental factors. The energy which is taken from the sun is converted into solar energy (thermal or electrical) for further use. Fuel production is also done from solar energy with the help of high temperature. In energy storage, energy is capture which is produced at one time and is store for future use. A smart grid is a system which includes a diversity of operational and energy measures including renewable energy resources, smart meters, smart appliances and energy efficiency resources. Batteries such as Lithium batteries are used in various types of mobile devices, including communication equipment, computers, entertainment devices, power tools, toys, games, lighting and medical devices.
- Track 4-1Solar cell materials and devices
- Track 4-2Photovoltaic Cells
- Track 4-3Advanced batteries
- Track 4-4Super capacitors
- Track 4-5Fuel cells
- Track 4-6Vibration energy harvesting
- Track 4-7Smart grid
Nano Materials are designed materials with advanced benefits in various fields of Science, available in variable modes. These materials weigh light but sound hard in the material science subject. Nano materials are smart materials with definite designed structures. Nano devices, the quickest moving segment of the general market, the Nanotech research involves in smart sensors and smart delivery systems, Magnetic Nano devices, Nano-biosensors, Nano switches, Optical biosensors, and biologically inspired. The 2000s have seen the introduction of the applications of Nanotechnology in commercial products, although most applications are congested to the bulk use of passive Nano materials. Examples include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide Nanoparticles in sunscreen, cosmetics and some of the food products; carbon Nanotubes for stain-resistive textiles; and cerium oxide as a fuel catalyst.
- Track 5-1Carbon, graphite and graphene
- Track 5-2Nanotubes, nanorods and nanowires
- Track 5-3Nanofibers, nanofilms and nanocomposites
- Track 5-4Nanopowder and nanoparticles
- Track 5-5Microtechnology
- Track 5-6Smart nanodevices
- Track 5-7Nanotechnology applications
As Biomaterials are mainly used for tissue growth and delivery of drugs, similarly, their properties are also having a great impact on cell growth and proliferation of tissues. Physical properties are like size, shape, surface, compartmentalization, etc. Biosensors are the analytical devices which can convert biological responses into electrical signals. Biomaterials have many medical applications such as cancer therapy, artificial ligaments and tendons, orthopedic for joint replacements, bone plates, and ophthalmic applications in contact lenses, for wound healing in the form of surgical sutures, clips, nerve regeneration, in reproductive therapy as breast implants, etc. It is also having some non-medical applications such as to grow cells in culture, assay of blood proteins in laboratories, etc.
- Track 6-1Smart materials for body implants and prosthesis
- Track 6-2Bio-inspired and biomimetic smart materials and systems
- Track 6-3Smart materials for drug delivery systems
- Track 6-4Smart materials for medical imaging
- Track 6-5Smart biosensors and devices
- Track 6-6Structural health monitoring
Structural Health Monitoring is a system with which a non-intrusive, active damage evaluation mechanism is attached to each structural component to continuously monitor the integrity of the structure or damage signatures. Surface properties include surface tension, surface characterization, charge - charge interaction, etc. It can be produced by using various techniques such as etching, plasma functionalization, etc. Physical properties are like size, shape, surface, compartmentalization, etc. Mechanical properties include elastic modulus, hardness, fatigue, fracture toughness, etc. The electrical and magnetic phenomena alter the properties of materials for better prospective in manufacturing.
- Track 7-1Magnetic properties of smart materials
- Track 7-2Mechanical properties of smart materials
- Track 7-3Thermal properties of smart materials
- Track 7-4Optical properties of smart materials
- Track 7-5Advanced characterization techniques
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.
- Track 8-1Current Research and Patents
- Track 8-2Scope for Research and Patents
- Track 8-3Futuristic Applications
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.
- Track 9-1Archeological technology of structural engineering
- Track 9-2Advanced innovations in civil engineering
- Track 9-3Sea defense systems against raising sea levels
- Track 9-4Under water - on water constructions
- Track 9-5Floating and green cities architecture
- Track 9-6Case study on structural and civil engineering
Several materials like LiTraCon , Silicene etc have been emerging. Their status being hypothetical, experimental or in use, these materials have found potential applications in health, aerospace, automobiles etc.
- Track 10-1Claytronic
- Track 10-2Aerogels
- Track 10-3 Graphene
- Track 10-4Conductive Polymers
- Track 10-5Meta Materials
- Track 10-6Fullerene.
- Track 10-7Quantum Dots
- Track 10-8Super Alloy and Lithium-ion batteries.
- Track 11-1Material Science and Engineering
- Track 11-2Role of Smart Materials in Pharmacy
- Track 11-3Synthesis of New Drugs
- Track 11-4Plastics Fabrication and Uses
- Track 11-5Crystallography
- Track 11-6Energy Applications of Materials
- Track 11-7Biomedical Applications of 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.
- Track 12-1Regenerative Medicine.
- Track 12-2Implant Development.
- Track 12-3Textiles and Fabrics
- Track 12-4Bio Plastics
- Track 12-5Computational and Curing Composites
- Track 13-1Design and Processing of Materials.
- Track 13-2Crystallography
- Track 13-3Electronic and Photonic Materials
- Track 13-4Nanotechnology
- Track 13-5Green technology
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.
- Track 14-1Growing Aging Population
- Track 14-2Widening Applications
- Track 14-3Government Initiatives and Incentive Programs
- Track 14-4Substantial Investment in R&D
- Track 14-5Market Segmentation
- Track 15-1Archeological technology of structural engineering
- Track 15-2Advanced innovations in civil engineering
- Track 15-3Sea defense systems against raising sea levels
- Track 15-4Under water - on water constructions
- Track 15-5Floating and green cities architecture
- Track 15-6Case study on structural and civil engineering
- Track 16-1Photonics materials and devices
- Track 16-2NEMS, MEMS and liquid metal devices
- Track 16-3Semiconductors and super conductors
- Track 16-4Optical instruments
- Track 16-5Computational optics and photonics
- Track 16-6Display technologies
- Track 16-7Lasers and optical fibers
- Track 16-8Sensors and actuators
- Track 16-9Smart electronic devices
Materials Chemistry provides the loop between atomic, molecular and supermolecular 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.
- Track 17-1Catalysis chemistry
- Track 17-2Solar physics
- Track 17-3Corrosion prevention
- Track 17-4Corrosion and degradation of materials
- Track 17-5Phase diagrams
- Track 17-6Atomic structure and interatomic bonding
- Track 17-7Micro and macro molecules
- Track 17-8Organic and inorganic Substances
- Track 17-9Analytical chemistry
- Track 17-10Dislocations and strengthening mechanisms
- Track 17-11Diffusion in materials
- Track 17-12Nanoscale physics
- Track 17-13Particle physics
- Track 17-14Solid state physics
- Track 17-15Crystal structure of materials and crystal growth techniques
- Track 17-16Magnetism and superconductivity
- Track 17-17Multifunctional materials and structures
- Track 17-18Condensed matter physics
- Track 17-19Green chemistry