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17–19 May 2021 Polymers 2021 -New Trends in Polymer Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People

Turin, Italy

We are very proud and honored to announce the international conference Polymers 2021 - New Trends in Polymers Science: Health of the Planet, Health of the People, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open access journal Polymers. The conference will be held in Turin, Italy, on May 17–19, 2021.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to present leading-edge research on the advancements in polymer science and technology in all its main aspects, with a particular emphasis on those aiming to preserve and improve the health of the planet and of people, as per title. Both oral and poster contributions are welcome. The broad themes that will be addressed during the conference include synthesis, modification, and characterization of synthetic and natural polymers, polymers from green chemistry, polymer hybrids, nanocomposites, polymer biomaterials, polymers in drug delivery and tissue engineering, polymers for human health, bio-based and biodegradable polymers, polymer recycling and re-use, polymers for the environment, functional polymers, and polymers in energy, among others.

24–26 November 2021 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference

Florence, Italy

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference (CIC2021). Following the two very successful electronic editions of this conference series, we are pleased to announce that CIC2021 will hold its 3rd edition on a face-to-face format, allowing attendees to actively engage in discussions about the latest findings in the field. The conference will be held in Florence, Italy, a renowned heritage site and home to thousands of surface finishing companies. The event will take place on 24–26 November 2021.

The impact of coatings and interfaces in technology is growing at an unprecedented pace. Energy, sustainable mobility, pollution control, critical raw materials, preservation of cultural heritage, control of materials degradation, food safety, and health science are all challenges that critically depend on our capability to engineer surfaces. The aim of the CIC2021 is to give scientists and professionals a unique opportunity to keep up with this quickly evolving field, by providing a comprehensive overview of the latest findings regarding the fundamentals and application of coatings and interfaces.

CIC2021 will bring together scientists and technologists from academia and industry, encouraging the involvement of excellent early-stage investigators. Participants will have the opportunity to share their most recent findings with a focus on the following areas of Coatings and Interface Science and Technology:

-Coatings for mitigation of corrosion, wear, and erosion;

-Bioactive coatings, surfaces, and interfaces;

-Advances in coating deposition and surface functionalization;

-Coatings for food packaging and preservation;

-Coatings and interfaces in cultural heritage preservation and restoration.

Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. In addition, a Coatings Special Issue dedicated to the conference will be open to the submission of selected outstanding contributions.

We look forward to meeting you in Florence!

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27–28 October 2020 20th Asia Coating Markets Virtual Conference


Anti-microbial coatings have been rising and expected to worth US$7.36bn by 2025. Based on a recent market research report, the growth of this market is driven by the rising burden of healthcare-associated infections and contaminated drug recalls. Other factors include increasing awareness about anti-microbial coatings, funding from government and private organisations, demand for safer food packaging and many more.

Today, paint manufacturers are focusing on sustainability throughout the entire value chain which has expanded beyond reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including waste minimization, process efficiency enhancement, use of renewable materials and much more.

Key Highlights

  • Asian Economic Outlook Post Covid-19.
  • Paint Manufacturer’s Perspectives on Coating Trends in the Circular Economy.
  • Building Façade Trends & Sustainability.
  • Increasing the Use of Renewable Raw Materials In Paint & Coatings.
  • Epoxy Resins: Latest Advancements, Innovations & Emerging Applications.
  • Advancements in Anti-microbial Coatings.
  • Closing the Loop on Paint Waste through Recycling and Reuse.

29 October 2020 The Advanced Materials VIP


HORIBA Scientific, a global leader in optical spectroscopy instruments and solutions is pleased to announce they are hosting their first virtual tradeshow dedicated to materials only and characterization tools to probe their properties.

On October 29th, join The Advanced Materials VIP, to discover exclusive talks, followed by Q&A sessions, on 2D Materials, Nanocrystals, Thin Films and Coatings… Attendees are invited to register here and learn more about the 17 experts that will take part in this event, including:

- Ping-Heng Tan, (Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) on “The technique of ultralow-frequency Raman spectroscopy and its application in 2D Materials”

- Ina T. Martin (Case Western Reserve University, USA) on “Active Control of Interfaces in Thin Film Solar Cells for Performance and Stabilization

- Adrien Couet (University of Wisconsin Madison, USA) on “Investigation of materials degradation in extreme environments using GDOES

- Randy Sabatini (University of Toronto, Canada) on “PL, PLE, PLQY and TCSPC – the simple but powerful characterization suite for material development of nanocrystals

This online experience, will also offer participants the ability to learn about our latest products, our capabilities and meet with our HORIBA specialists.


Ninon Cefalu
HORIBA Scientific

23–25 June 2021 6th International Conference of Engineering Against Failure (ICEAF VI)

Spetses, Greece

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades it has been widely recognized that preventing of failure of engineering metallic structures necessitates involvement of a large amount of expertise and, depending on the application, might require for a multi-disciplinary and multi-scale approach in terms of both, size and time. In this context, this special issue aims to provide interdisciplinary work dedicated to the design against and prevention of engineering failure. Works are expected to cover the latest advancements in the field of metallic materials of different technological areas including Aeronautics, Construction, Automotive, Marine, Manufacturing etc. Amongst others, the topics will include:

  • Engineering alloys and metals for aerospace, land transportation, marine, power, electrical engineering and bioengineering applications
  • Damage tolerant microstructures
  • Damage tolerance of stiffened structures
  • Structural integrity and structural health monitoring
  • Fracture and fatigue of materials and structures
  • Surface engineering and coatings
  • Experimental studies on the relation between microstructure and mechanical fracture processes
  • Testing and control systems
  • Computational mechanics and analytical methods
  • Multiscale (nano, meso, micro and macroscopic) approaches to understand mechanical behavior and fracture of engineering materials and structures
  • Characterization of fractures
  • Environmentally assisted fracture
  • Integrated approaches for design, manufacturing and reliability of engineering structures
  • Latest advancements in corrosion of metallic materials

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Spetses, Greece!

27–30 June 2021 21st International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2021) - ALD/ALE 2021

Tampa, Florida, USA

The AVS 21st International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2021) featuring the 8th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2020) will be a three-day meeting dedicated to the science and technology of atomic layer controlled deposition of thin films and now topics related to atomic layer etching. Since 2001, the ALD conference has been held alternately in the United States, Europe and Asia, allowing fruitful exchange of ideas, know-how, and practices between scientists. This year, the ALD conference will again incorporate the Atomic Layer Etching 2021 Workshop (ALE 2021), so that attendees can interact freely. The conference will take place Sunday, June 27-Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street in Tampa, Florida. As in past conferences, the meeting will be preceded (Sunday, June 27) by one day of tutorials and a welcome reception. Sessions will take place (Monday-Wednesday, June 28-30) along with an industry tradeshow. All presentations will be audio-recorded and provided to attendees following the conference (posters will be included as PDFs). Anticipated attendance is 800+.

20–21 July 2021 Fifth International Symposium on Materials from Renewables (ISMR)

Fargo, ND, USA

Fifth International Symposium on Materials from Renewables (ISMR) will be held at Fargo, ND, USA on July 20 – 21, 2021.

One of the major trends in new advanced materials making is the use of natural ingredients. For the last few decades many industrial areas are looking for alternatives to crude oil-based ingredients by developing their environmental friendly counterparts.

Coorganized by North Dakota State University (NDSU) and University of Georgia (UGA) Fifth International Symposium on Materials from Renewables (ISMR) focuses on aspects of fundamental and applied research related to renewable materials including their applications in all fields of science and engineering. It targets research efforts on making materials from renewable resources (natural polymers, plant/vegetable oils etc.) and further characterization, processing and application.

5–9 September 2021 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials

Porto, Portugal

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends!

We are pleased to announce the 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials that will be held in Porto, Portugal, from September 5–9, 2021. Mark the dates!

The motto for the conference will be “Futuring Biomaterials”, as a challenge to our community to explore biomaterials in conjunction with advanced technologies, such as Nanotechnology, Biofabrication, Microfluidics and Bioimaging to develop the clinical combination products and functionalities of the future.

The Conference will take place at Porto’s former Customs House, now the Alfândega Congress Center, located in the historical part of the city, facing the Douro River. Porto is one of Europe’s oldest tourist destinations and is globally renowned for the charm of its Historical Centre classified as World Heritage Site in 1996, for its famous Porto wine, for the generosity of its cuisine and the hospitality of its people.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 31st Conference of the European Society for Biomaterials! Porto loves you & you will love Porto!

On behalf of the local organizing committee,
Ana Paula Pêgo (Chair)
M. Cristina L. Martins (Co-Chair)
Pedro L. Granja (Co-Chair)

6–8 September 2021 The Global Summit and Expo on Materials Science and Nanoscience - GSEMSN-2021

Lisbon, Portugal

The Global Summit and Expo on Materials Science and Nanoscience, which will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on September 06-08, 2021. The objective of GSEMSN-2021 is to provide a unique forum for discussion of the latest developments, refresh your knowledge and will offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you a chance to meet and interact with leading researchers as well as most influential minds in the field of Materials Science and Nanoscience.

The conference has an overall goal of Making Connections, with major scientific themes of Biomaterials and Nanomaterials, Structural Materials, Electronic Materials, Material Chemistry, Materials Processing Engineering and Computational Methods of Modelling, Simulation and Prediction for Designing Materials and Structures at all length scales. In addition, the conference will provide a number of networking opportunities to help establish connections for early career scientists, materials scientists across the globe.

We invite you to attend an exciting scientific program comprising 10 plenary and keynote talks, several invited talks, oral presentations multiple poster sessions, sponsored luncheons, and networking events.

On behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee and The Scientistt we are excited to invite you to GSEMSN-2021– we are looking forward to welcoming you to the mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast!

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