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26–28 May 2021 8th International Symposium on Sensor Science

Dresden, Germany

Gathering of the interdisciplinary community is necessary for synergistic development in the field of sensors and improvement of life quality. Updating the community on the most recent works and building new links between disciplines enables discussion and new collaborations.

This conference will bring together leading researchers, from both academia and industry, to share their recent findings on a range of topics related to Bio- and Nano-Sensors, Bioelectronics, Chemical Sensors, Physical Sensors, Sensor Applications, and Smart Systems. It will focus on significant advances in the area of sensorics, enabling increased sensitivity, portability, and connectivity. Therefore, the target participants for the proposed conference are experts in the sensors community while, at the same time, the conference is expected to be mutually beneficial for young researchers and students.

We look forward to welcoming you at this exciting meeting in Dresden.

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26–28 May 2020 4th International Symposium on Fatigue Design and Materials Defects 2020

Potsdam, Germany

Following the successful symposia of Trondheim in 2011, in Paris in 2014 and in Lecco in2017 we wish to announce the 4th International Symposium on Fatigue Design and Material Defects from May 26–28 2020 in Potsdam.

Material defects such as non-metallic inclusions, pores, micro-shrinkages etc. play a crucial role in fatigue crack initiation and propagation which in turn has significant consequences for structural integrity in terms of lifetime, fatigue strength and other characteristics of cyclically loaded components.

The main objectives of the symposium are to improve the understanding of the mechanisms and the impact of defects on structural integrity, and to work out measures to improve the fatigue properties of materials and components.

To that purpose presentations are welcome which address the following topics:

  • Defects and manufacturing processes
  • Defect detection and monitoring
  • Statistical considerations
  • Defects and fatigue strength
  • Short fatigue crack propagation starting at defects
  • Critical defect sizes
  • Defects as root causes of structural failure
  • Modelling fatigue life and strength taking into account defects

All materials are concerned, particularly:

  • High strength steels
  • Cast aluminium alloys
  • Nodular cast iron
  • Sinter materials
  • Weldments
  • Materials generated by Additive Manufacturing

The organizers look forward receiving many contributions to the 4th International Symposium on Fatigue Design and Materials Defects 2020. In particular young scientists are very welcome to actively contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract.

10–12 August 2020 The Second International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE 2020)

Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

The Second International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE 2020) will be held at the Seoul National University, on August 10-12, 2020.

Nature, such as plants, insects, and marine animals, shows unique surface properties in their components (e.g., leaves, wings, eyes, legs, and skins) for multiple purposes, such as water-repellency, anti-adhesion, and anti-reflection. Such multifunctional surface properties are attributed to three-dimensional and hierarchical surface structures with modulated surface chemistry and mechanical pliability. Over the last couple of decades, we have witnessed a significant advancement in the fundamental understanding of surface and interfacial phenomena of such multifunctional surfaces as well as the design, fabrication, and applications of those coatings/surfaces/materials. The NISE conference provides a means of reporting and sharing the latest developments in the nature-inspired surface engineering, encompassing physics, chemistry, biology, material science, and various engineering disciplines. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Fundamental understanding of surface and interface science and phenomena such as wetting, adhesion, adsorption, desorption, friction, (bio)tribology, wear, corrosion, biofouling, icing/deicing, phase changes, heat/energy transfer, electrochemistry, optics/photonics, etc.;

Material processing and fabrication techniques for functional surfaces including novel techniques such as 3D printing and self-assembly;

Surface modification and coating techniques for functional surfaces;

Hydro-, aero, ice-, and oleo-phobic/philic surfaces;

SLIPS (slippery liquid infused porous surfaces) and LIS (lubricant impregnated surfaces);

Stimuli-responsive and adaptive materials and surfaces;

Self-healing/self-repairing materials and surfaces;

Surface engineering in energy applications;

Surface engineering in water-related applications;

Surface engineering in biomedical applications;

Surface engineering in optical and electrical applications;

Surface engineering in industrial applications;

Surface characterization and metrology;

Novel phenomena and applications of engineered surfaces/coatings.

Details can be found at

12–14 October 2020 NICE-2020 International Conference

Nice, France

NICE-2020 International conference ( will be held on October 12-14, 2020 in Negresco Palace located in the French Riviera, Nice, France and endorsed by M.R.S., E-M.R.S., I.U.P.A.C and S.F.O.
This conference encompasses chemistry, biology and physics and gives a multi-disciplinary overview of biomimetic approaches to engineering new materials and systems.
The scientific and international NICE-Conferences are organized with the objective to share new developments in the growing field of bioinspired chemistry & materials (since 2012) as well as in Optics Photonics & Materials (since 2016) and to understand new challenges that are being faced in these fields of research.
Amongst the topics discussed at the conference: green chemistry, nanomaterials, renewable energy, stimuli-responsive materials, adhesive/anti-adhesive materials, functional polymers, biobased chemistry, materials but also in nonlinear optics and complex dynamics, in biophotonics & biosensors, in optical metrology, imaging and sensing, as well as soft matter materials. These topics are organized into three main sessions: SmartTech, NanoTech and BioTech as well as several symposia.
The conference takes place every two years in Nice located in the French Riviera (France) and brings together researchers, managers, manufacturers and decision-makers with different backgrounds. The conference promotes, the exchange of ideas, open discussion of current research problems and the development of new ideas and collaborations aimed at finding eco-friendly, green, sustainable solutions to materials challenges that will have a lasting impact for generations.

Prof. Frédéric GUITTARD – Conference Chair

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