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5th World Congress on Smart and Emerging Materials , will be organized around the theme “ Smart and Emerging Materials- Future Prospects”

Smart Materials 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 Materials Congress 2018

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The new academic discipline emerged by fusion of metallurgy, ceramics, solid-state physics and chemistry is the field which deals with identification, study and design of materials. Several properties namely bonding nature, shape, form and several other characteristics of a material is discovered so that the materials can be used to their maximum benefit in respective areas. The discipline is important both from a research perspective, as well as from an industrial one. When finding new materials, one encounters new discoveries which is yet to be discovered hence study and usage of the appropriate materials is crucial when designing systems.

  • Track 1-1Design and Processing of Materials.
  • Track 1-2Crystallography
  • Track 1-3Electronic and Photonic Materials
  • Track 1-4Nanotechnology
  • Track 1-5Green technology

Designing the combination of several different materials through modeling, and simulation to have a material with desired property and structure is the concept behind Smart Materials and Structures. They are hybrid materials composed of dissimilar phases which significantly change upon exposure to any applied external stimuli such as temperature, stress, magnetic or electric fields. Smart Structures  are devices composed of smart materials capable of sensing stimuli, responding to it and reverting to its original state after the stimuli is removed.  Smart structures have the ability to resist natural calamities.

  • Track 2-1Shape Memory Alloys
  • Track 2-2Photomechanical Materials
  • Track 2-3Polycaprolactone
  • Track 2-4Self Healing Materials
  • Track 2-5Magnetocaloric and Thermoelectric Materials

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 3-1Claytronic
  • Track 3-2Aerogels
  • Track 3-3Graphene
  • Track 3-4Conductive Polymers
  • Track 3-5Meta Materials
  • Track 3-6Fullerene.
  • Track 3-7Quantum Dots
  • Track 3-8Super Alloy and Lithium-ion batteries.

Manufacturing materials with desired structure and properties involves the use of several different processing stepsAs a researcher, a material cannot be manufactured in industry and marketed if no economical and qualitative production method for it has been developed. Thus, the processing of materials is vital to the field of materials science.Recently several smart materials have emerged through new production methods or modified synthesis steps. 

  • Track 4-1Synthesis of Metals.
  • Track 4-2Synthesis of Polymers.
  • Track 4-3Synthesis of Ceramics.
  • Track 4-4Synthesis of Thin Films.
  • Track 4-5Synthesis of Piezoelectric Materials

Smart materials are materials whose properties are engineered to change in a controlled manner under the influence of external stimuli. These external influences can include temperature, force, moisture, electric charge, magnetic fields and pH. 

  • Track 5-1Smart Inorganic Polymers
  • Track 5-2Halochromic Materials
  • Track 5-3Chromogenic Systems
  • Track 5-4Ferro Fluid
  • Track 5-5Dielectric Elastomers (DEs)

Shape-changing smart materials are materials and products which are able to reversibly change their shape in response to one or more stimuli like the effect of light, temperature, pressure, an electric or magnetic field, or a chemical stimulus. There are materials and products that are able to change their shape without changing their dimensions and other materials and products that retain their shape but change their dimensions. Some are also able to change both parameters at the same time.

  • Track 6-1Piezoelectric Materials
  • Track 6-2Photostrictive Materials
  • Track 6-3Thermostrictive Materials
  • Track 6-4Magnetostrictive Materials
  • Track 6-5Chemostrictive Materials.

Nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field entering the world of smart materials and taking them to the next level. Nanotechnology enabled smart materials may be able to change and recombine much like the shape shifting cyborg in the movie Terminator 2. They may incorporate Nano sensors, Nano computers and Nano machines into their structure which may enable them to respond directly to their environment. As an example materials may be able to shape shift-comfortable, flexible clothing for motorcyclists could go rock hard if it detects an impact, or similar material worn by a police office could detect an approaching projectile and turn itself bullet proof. 

  • Track 7-1Natural Nanomaterial’s
  • Track 7-2Nanoparticles
  • Track 7-3Nanozymes
  • Track 7-4Carbon Nanomaterials
  • Track 7-5Synthetic Nanomaterials
  • Track 7-6Polymeric Nanomaterials
  • Track 7-7Synthesis of Nanomaterials
  • Track 7-8Characterization of Nanomaterials
  • Track 7-9Applications of Nanomaterials

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 8-1Regenerative Medicine.
  • Track 8-2Implant Development.
  • Track 8-3Textiles and Fabrics
  • Track 8-4Bio Plastics
  • Track 8-5Computational and Curing Composites

Addressing a biological problem using materials is not a new concept, for example dental fillings, artificial hips, heart stents and orthopedic implants are non-biological materials being deployed in the human body to fulfill a health requirement. Advances in manufacturing processes combined with cross-talk between scientific and engineering disciplines have resulted in a rapidly emerging area within Bioengineering to develop smart biomaterials. Next-generation Biomaterials are rationally designed to serve the society.

  • Track 9-1Disposable Medical Systems
  • Track 9-2Orthodontic Appliances
  • Track 9-3Sensors
  • Track 9-4Artificial Organs
  • Track 9-5Drug Delivery Systems
  • Track 9-6Surgical Implants
  • Track 9-7Veterinary Devices

Industrialization and Modernization has led to several environmental issues like water pollution, water scarcity etc. Several materials and devices have been developed to serve as solutions to these problems for example the usage of absorbent pads to oil leakage problems and membrane filters for desalination. Smart materials being a novel concept promises hope to solve these problems.

Over the years smart materials have got vast applications in several fields. Smart materials have recently been produced and employed by industries in synthesis of several other devices called Smart Structures.

  • Track 11-1Aerospace
  • Track 11-2Mass Transit and Automotive
  • Track 11-3Marine and Defense
  • Track 11-4Robotics, Computers and other Electronic devices
  • Track 11-5Sports goods, Sensors and Machinery devices

Depletion of natural resources and worldwide increase in population has created a need for Biofuels. For the growing need of production and storage of energy, systems including diverse materials, operations and properties have been employed, for example 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. Smart Materials employed in smart tools for wide range of applications and less wastage have huge possibilities in the coming future.

Curiosity to redesign the earth's geography or a simple city has led to development of Architecture, Interior design, Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering. The existing materials proving difficult to be used by their behavior, hope for smart materials to be employed is awakened.

  • Track 13-1Sea Defense Systems Against Raising Sea Levels
  • Track 13-2Under Water-On Water Constructions
  • Track 13-3Floating and Green Cities Architecture
  • Track 13-4Smart Clothing and Wearable Technology
  • Track 13-5Fabrics with moisturizer, perfume and anti-aging properties

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

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 15-1Current Research and Patents
  • Track 15-2Scope for Research and Patents
  • Track 15-3Futuristic Applications