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25–28 March 2019 ICCES 2019

Tokyo, Japan

ICCES (International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences) was initially founded in 1986 as ICCM (International Conference on Computational Mechanics) by Professors Satya N Atluri and Genki Yagawa, to become a forum for then burgeoning discipline of Computational Mechanics. It was the first such international conference. It was held in 1986 at the Tokyo University of Science, under the leadership of the legendary academicians: Professor Hiroshi Miyamoto of Tokyo University of Science, his student Professor Masanori Kikuchi of the same university, and Professor Genki Yagawa of the University of Tokyo.

ICCM transformed in to ICCES at the 1991 conference held in Melbourne, Australia.  The Silver Jubilee conference is being held in 2019, again at the Tokyo University of Science, by those who inherited the legacies of Professors Miyamoto, Yagawa, and Kikuchi: Professors Yoshimura, Okada, Iura, Kakuda, Kawai, and Shibahara.

Most transformational research-advances are made by researchers taking an inspired look  at problems at the interfaces of multiple disciplines, outside their own well-defined disciplinary boundaries. With this aim, ICCES is broad based, multidisciplinary, and promotes basic as well as applied sciences and engineering. Papers are sought from all aspects: theoretical, analytical, computational, and experimental studies and solutions of problems in the physical sciences, chemical sciences, biological sciences, mechanical sciences, electrical sciences, and mathematical sciences, especially at the interfaces of these basic sciences and engineering.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in ICCES2019,  also, if possible, to create and chair a mini-symposium at ICCES2019.


29 March–1 April 2019 The 9th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials - ICKEM 2019

Oxford, United Kingdom

The 9th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2018) (http://www.ickem.org/) will be held on March 29-April 1, 2019, at Oxford, United Kingdom.

Previous ICKEM meetings were held in Sanya (China), Singapore, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Bali (Indonesia), Singapore, Hong Kong, Penang (Malaysia), and Osaka (Japan) from 2011 to 2018. With the experience of running successful events in the ICKEM series over the past 8 years, we are confident that 2019 will witness an even greater success of the 9th edition of ICKEM.

The purpose of The 9th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the whole range of fields related to the materials that underpin modern technologies. Papers presenting original works are invited on the topics listed below.

  1. Biomaterials in Different Applications
  2. Novel Composite Materials in Vivid Applications
  3. Application of Novel Materials in Civil Engineering
  4. Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  5. Materials and Technologies in Environmental Engineering
  6. Studies on Corrosion, Coating, and Aspects of Chemical Engineering
  7. Electrical, Electronic, and Optoelectronic Materials: Synthesis and Applications
  8. Trends in the Development of Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites and Nanotechnology

For this edition of the ICKEM meeting, the conference chair, Professor Alexander M. Korsunsky from the University of Oxford, UK, proposed the topic of Hierarchically-Structured Materials (HSM) as the focal theme.

Natural and engineered materials that enjoy widespread successful use in highly-demanding applications are distinguished by multi-level hierarchical structuring across scales. Beginning with the chemical elements and molecular building blocks that form a material, inherent properties are determined using the intricate composite architectures found at the nano- and micro-scales, which govern macroscopic properties and performance.

A number of simulation frameworks have been put forward in order to model the material structure and behavior at each length scale under consideration. Similarly, a variety of techniques have been elaborated for experimental characterization and testing, with sensitivity and resolution appropriate for each length scale involved. While this view of multi-scale materials modelling and characterization is widely accepted and used, there are a number of conceptual, theoretical, and applied challenges that remain unresolved, e.g., rigorous definition of distinct structural scale, robust approach to the validation of multi-scale modelling frameworks, etc. In an attempt to advance our understanding in these areas, the special issue will focus on Hierarchically-Structured Materials (HSM), in which specific research results will be included and examined in the light of the framework outlined above. This volume will be consisted of contributions to this overarching theme from the conference chair, Professor Alexander M. Korsunsky, and his collaborators.


14–17 April 2019 MATERIAIS 2019

Lisbon, Portugal

MATERIAIS 2019, XIX Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais and X International Symposium on Materials, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 14 – 17 April 2019.

MATERIAIS 2019, will explore the latest scientific and technical developments in Material Science and Engineering, and related areas, bridging different knowledge domains under the scope of the main thematic “Materials for a Better Life”. The International Symposium will cover all materials areas, namely Functional Materials, Structural Materials and Materials Processing, Characterization and Modelling. A school will be organized dedicated to Materials for Flexible Electronics and Sensing and, for the first time, a Special Session on Cultural Heritage will take place.

MATERIAIS 2019 will be hosted by the Rectorate of the NOVA University of Lisbon at “Campus de Campolide”. Lisbon is mainland Europe’s westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast, in a country that has an important part of its history connected with the maritime discoveries. A global city due to its importance in finance, international trade, entertainment, arts, education and tourism, it is also one of the oldest cities in Western Europe.


3–7 June 2019 2019 Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (CCMR)

Goyang Gyeonggi, South Korea

This collaborative conference series is established to enable technological developments in the various fields of materials and to further the goal of unifying materials research in engineering, physics, biology, materials science, as well as chemistry and neuroscience. CCMR 2019, as the nineth conference in this series, offers materials researchers the opportunity to discuss and exchange information with the frontiers in their fields and network with scientists from various other fields for potential interdisciplinary collaborations.


10–12 June 2019 International Conference on Materials Research and Nanotechnology

Rome, Italy

International Conference on Materials Research and Nanotechnology will be held in Rome, Italy, during June 10-12, 2019. ICMRN-2019 is aiming to bring together innovative academicians and industrial experts in the field of materials science and Nanotechnology to a common forum. The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in materials research and technology and another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working all around the world. This conference offers you knowledge oriented sessions with the theme of “Outlining the forefront Research: Materials Research-Nanotechnology” that will renew the practical skills that you need to improve.

Why to Attend?

  • Meet worldwide Experts
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Greater Focus
  • Learn skills and stay up-to-date
  • Position yourself as an expert
  • New Tips & Tactics
  • Learn beyond your field or interest

Young researchers opportunity:

The Young Researcher Awards are part of a global initiative to support early career researchers, with the intention of supporting young researchers in their quest to advance the frontiers of science across a broad range of disciplines. This Award is instituted to recognize and reward young researchers with outstanding track record, a deep commitment to find innovative solutions and potential for high quality research.

Conference Sessions

  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Advances in Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology in Materials Science
  • Energy Materials and Semiconductors
  • Materials and Metals
  • Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Solar Cells
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Materials Characterization, Modeling and Theory
  • Corrosion, Mining and Metallurgy
  • Materials Chemistry and Sustainable Chemistry
  • Surface Science and Engineering
  • Ceramic Materials and Composite Materials
  • Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
  • Biophysics and Systems Biology
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Advances in Instrumentation Technology
  • Polymer Science and Polymeric Materials
  • Emerging Areas of Materials Science
  • Big data in Materials Science
  • Industrial Coating Materials and alloys
  • Glass Science and Technologies
  • Graphene Technologies
  • Carbon Based Devices and Nanocomposites
  • Functional materials
  • Nanowires and Nanocrystals
  • Nanofabrication and Nanolithography
  • Green Nanotechnology and Nanobiotechnology
  • Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Nanotechnology in Healthcare
  • Carbon Nanomaterials
  • Cancer nanotechnology & tissue engineering
  • Nanorobots and Nanoelectronics
  • Scope of Nanotechnology in Europe
  • Nanotechnology for Energy and the Environment
  • Nanotechnology in Food and Agriculture
  • Nanotechnology Products and Applications
  • Future Nanotechnology
  • Graphene and carbon Nanotubes
  • Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
  • Manufacturing Technology

For more details PS: http://phronesisonline.com/materials-research-conference/

Contact:  Lisa Jones
Event Manager ICMRN-2019
E:[email protected]
   [email protected]nline.us


14–19 June 2019 International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE)

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE), a multidisciplinary conference, will be held on June 12-14, 2019. The conference will be hosted at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. NISE chair is Dr. Chang-Hwan Choi, Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Stevens Institute of Technology.

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


26–29 June 2019 7th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management

Crete Island, Greece

Deadline for abstract submission: 31/12/2018: 11 distinguished keynote speakers announced, 7 collaborating journals, summer school on 24th and 25th June 2019, high networking opportunities, presentations from many H2020, LIFE & INTERREG projects, excursion & site visit to waste management facilities on 29th June 2019, exhibition area, awards for the best papers and posters, brainstorming sessions, such as: «Plastic waste’s impacts minimization» organised with the help of Prof. Nathalie Gontard (INRA), Waste-to-Energy Session organised with the support of the Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council (WTERT), Circular Economy Session with emphasis on waste management & resource valorization, Anaerobic Digestion Session on the latest developments, Biorefineries & Biotechnology Sessions & many more. It is also a great chance to get familiar with the Cretan hospitality, cuisine & gastronomy, history & civilization, landscape, seas & mountains, etc.


8–12 July 2019 International Conference on Magnetic Fluids – ICMF 2019

Paris, France

Since 1979 an International Conference on Magnetic Fluids is held every three years. This conference brings together the international scientific community involved in magnetic fluid science, at large, from liquid dispersions to more complex fluids such as magnetorheological fluids, ferrogels, ferronematics, ferropolymers, biocolloidal systems…. The last two conferences were held in New Delhi (India) January 7-11, 2013 and in Ekaterinburg (Russia) July 4-8, 2016.

Next ICMF 15th will take place at Sorbonne Université in Paris (France) July 8-12, 2019. The conference will highlight synthesis and properties of innovative magnetic materials with a special emphasis on societal applications in the domain of energy, environment and biomedical.


10–12 July 2019 The International Conference on Energy and Cities (ICEC)

Southampton, UK

The International Conference on Energy and Cities (ICEC) is the second in series of academic forums promoted by the International Low Carbon City, Neighbourhood, Building Academic Alliance (IAA-LCCNB). The Conference addresses energy and cities with special emphasis on renewable energy and energy efficiency to propel cities towards low carbon pathways. The Conference covers energy within the city and beyond its boundaries, encompassing technical and policy solutions needed to achieve energy efficiency, reduced consumption and provide thermal comfort to citizens.

Recognising the broad range of challenges in energy for cities, ICEC provides a platform where those at the forefront of scientific / technology development in relevant sectors could meet, interact, present their latest knowledge and debate new ideas and issues pertinent to energy and urban development. It thus provides attendees with a perfect forum for knowledge transfer, debate and networking at the cutting edge of renewable energy technology, public policy development, energy management, energy efficiency and improvement of social wellbeing.


17–20 July 2019 4th Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology Conference

Lisbon, Portugal

Good communication is an important platform for promoting discussion between diverse and even complementary researchers' communities working in a wide range of energy and information technologies. This is going to be implemented in the 4th Functional Oxide Thin Films for Advanced Energy and Information Technology Conference. The purpose of this meeting is bringing together leading scientists to present their visions on these topics in order to foster the exchange of ideas between the relevant energy and information themes, with the overall aim of sparking extensive discussions of the advances that materials physics and chemistry can make in thin film applications.

Key sessions will include:

  • Thin film synthesis and growth, defect, disorder in oxide films and heterostructures
  • Physics, energy conversion and storage using oxide thin films
  • Field effect and electronic devices
  • Advanced characterization approaches
  • Emerging phenomena and applications of novel material system
  • Two-dimensional electronic transport and magnetism at oxide interfaces

Join scientific chairs Bharat Jalan (University of Minnesota), Nicola Perry (University of Illinois), Nini Pryds (Technical University of Denmark), Albert Tarancón (ICREA/IREC) and Milan Radovic (PSI)

Call for abstracts
Oral Submission          01 February 2019
Poster Submission       24 May 2019


17–19 July 2019 2019 International Conference on Materials and Nanomaterials

Paris, France

Dear Colleagues,

The 2019 International Conference on Materials and Nanomaterials (MNs-19) is organized by academics and researchers belonging to different scientific areas of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, the Universidad de Extremadura and the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with the technical support of Sciknowledge European Conferences.

The event has the objective of creating an international forum for academics, researchers and scientists from worldwide to discuss worldwide results and proposals regarding to the soundest issues related to Materials and Nanomaterials.

The papers will be published in the Abstract E-book of the Conference. Those communications considered of having enough quality can be further considered for publication in International Conference Journals. At the authors’ choice, those works not suitable for publication in any of the congress journals will be published in the Extended Proceedings E-book of the Conference.

The Conference will also have a space for companies and/or institutions to present their products, services, innovations and research results. If you or your company is interested in participating of this exhibition, please contact the Technical Secretariat here.

Finally, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to invite all the Scientific Community to participate in this project, presenting papers or communications related to any of the proposed topics.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Paris! Yours sincerily,

Prof. Mario Monzón Verona Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Prof. Israel González Carrasco Ph.D.
Computer Science Department
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials
Properties of Nanoscale Materials
Nanoelectronics and Spintronics
Organic and Inorganic Nanocomposites
Polymer Nanotechnology
Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology
Nanomaterials in Food, Agriculture and Water
Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment
Nanophysics, Nano-optics, Nanophotonics and Nanoplasmonics

Materials in Industry
Ceramics and glasses
Composite materials
Metal Alloys
Paper and Wood
Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Construction materials

Green Materials
Green Manufacturing and Sustainability
Recycled materiales
New construction materials

Procesing and Product Manufacturing
New Manufacturing and Sustainability
Surface Modifications
Coating and Films
Materials: Characterization and Testing


21–26 July 2019 DEM 8 8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods

University of Twente, The Netherlands

DEM8 is especially intended for engineers, applied mathematicians and other scientists from academia, industry and national laboratories who are interested in the latest advances in discrete element technology.

We invite you to register, submit an abstract, organise a mini-symposium, be an exhibitor or sponsor, or contact us if you have any questions.

Plenary speakers

Prashant Gupta – Procter & Gamble, UK

Christine Hrenya – University of Colorado, USA

Benjy Marks – University of Sydney, Australia

Catherine O’Sullivan – Imperial College London, UK

Thorsten Pöschel – Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Franck (Farhang) Radjai – Université de Montpellier, France

Stefan Radl – Technische Universität Graz, Austria

Thomas Weinhart – Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands

Jidong Zhao – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China


11–14 August 2019 European Advanced Materials Congress 2019 - EAMC

Stockholm, Sweden

The European Advanced Materials Congress is dedicated to exploring the recent progress in the field of next-generation research and innovations with the special focus on materials knowledge and discoveries for empowering the society. The congress provides opportunities for researchers, engineers, students, professionals, and business giants to present their research results, breakthrough innovations, discoveries, path-breaking ideas, experiences, products display, and new products launch at a global platform.


4–6 September 2019 International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering

Melbourne, Australia

Keeping updated on the latest trends in material science across a wide range of industries can be an intimidating task. Realizing this imperative, PRISM is set to organize International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering which is going to take place during September 04-06, 2019 at Melbourne, Australia with a view to promote awareness and enhance research aiming in developing solutions for the challenges encountered. This materials science conference will provides an international medium to share and exchange the theoretical and experimental studies and research related to the electronic, electrochemical, ionic, magnetic, optical, and biosensing properties of solid state materials in bulk, thin film and particulate forms. It focuses on synthesis, processing, characterization, structure, physical properties and computational aspects of nano-crystalline, crystalline, amorphous and glassy forms of ceramics, semiconductors, layered insertion compounds, low-dimensional compounds and systems, fast-ion conductors, polymers and dielectrics. Materials Oceania aims to bring together leading academic scientists, industrialist, research scholars, students, delegates and exhibitors to exchange and share their experiences, research results about all aspects of Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Chemistry and Physics. This engineering conference is also providing a platform to the companies and/or institutions to present their services, products, innovations and research results. Meet the Objective Business sector with individuals from and around the globe concentrated on finding out about Materials science and Engineering, this is the best chance to achieve the biggest collection of members from all over the world. This conference will leads you to get disperse data, meet with current, make a sprinkle with another product offering and get name acknowledgment at this occasion. Widely acclaimed speakers, the latest methods, strategies, and the most up to date overhauls in Materials science and Engineering are signs of this meeting. For more details please visit: https://www.materialsconferenceaustralia.com


16–18 September 2019 The 2019 E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit

Warszawa, Poland

The 2019 E-MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit will be held in Warsaw University of Technology, from September 16 to 18 (exhibition) and September 16 to 19 (technical sessions).

The conference will consist of 22 parallel symposia with invited speakers, oral and poster presentations and a plenary session to provide an international forum for discussing recent advances in the field of materials science.

The conference will be augmented by an exhibition of products and services of interest to the conference participants.

This will be an exciting event which should not be missed! We look forward to welcoming you to Warsaw and your active contribution and participation in the conference.


20–23 January 2020 4th International Caparica Symposium on Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials and Applications 2020

Caparica, Portugal

The BIOSCOPE group from the FCT - University NOVA of Lisbon, and the PROTEOMASS Scientific Society welcome you to the seafaring village of Costa de Caparica in Portugal for the 4th ISN2A 2020 edition.

The series of the International Symposium on Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials and Applications, ISN2A, was created in 2014 by Prof. Lodeiro and Prof. Capelo with two main aims, to promote the sharing of knowledge in nanosciences as well as to foster the creation of international teams to boost advances in the field of nano. Luckily, such goals were achieved during the last biannual three previous editions.

The commitment for the internationalization of the ISN2A series has been always successfully accomplished in the previous editions, with more than 35 countries each and a maximum of 250 participants. The creation of new collaborations between teams of different countries and continents was happily achieved.

The conference venue is located in the little and pictorial village of Costa de Caparica, which will aim people to stay together, thus promoting the interchange of ideas. And yet, the capital, Lisbon, can be reached within the blink of an eye (10Km), giving thus the chance to a quick visit to relax.


27–30 January 2019 The Electroceramics for End-users X Conference (Piezo 2019)

Špindlerův Mlýn, Czech Republic

The Electroceramics for End-users X Conference is the next scientific event dedicated to present the latest research and development of electroactive technologies and devices, with a focus on piezoelectric and multifunctional materials. The conference brings an international community of both industry and academia together for discussion and networking.

Piezo 2019 is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. The abstract submission deadline is September 15th, 2018.

The Piezo 2019 Conference will take place in the Krkonoše Mountains in the Czech Republic on January 27–30, where science and networking will be combined with beautiful scenery.

The program exists of lectures from invited speakers and lectures from speakers that are selected based on their abstract. The lectures are accompanied by poster presentations, offering additional opportunity for discussions with the authors.

The day before the conference is reserved for our Winter School, concentrating on the processing of ferroelectrics; chemical solution deposition and inkjet printing; the elaboration process of piezoelectric ceramic materials and the piezoelectric, elastic and dielectric characterization of ferro-piezoelectric ceramics.

We look forward meeting you in Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic.

Please visit our website


29–31 December 2018 2018 The 2nd Asia Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


2018 The 2nd Asia Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (ACMAE 2018), the sister conference of ICMAE (International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), will be held in Singapore during December 29-31, 2018, following the successful conference in Yokohama, Japan 2017.It focus on research, achievements, markets, industry in  Aerospace Engineering,ect.

More information about ACMAE 2018, please visit: http://acmae.com/

*Accepted and registered papers will be included in the MATEC Web of Conferences Proceedings (ISSN: 2261-236X), which can be indexed by Ei Compendex, SCOPUS, etc.
ACMAE 2017 was indexed by EI and Scopus successfully.

Keynote Speakers:
Keynote Speaker I:Prof. Jae-Hung Han, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, KAIST, Korea
Keynote Speaker II:Prof. Ian McAndrew,Professor of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK
Keynote Speaker III:Prof: Je-Chin Han, Professor of Texas A&M University, USA
Plenary Speaker I:Prof: Shiyin Qin,Professor of Beihang University, China
Plenary Speaker II:Prof: Kenji Uchiyama, Professor of Nihon University, Japan

*Committee members:

Conference Chair
Prof.Yoshifumi Yokoi, National Defense Academy of Japan, Japan

Conference Co-Chairs
Prof. Ian McAndrew, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, UK
Prof. Renfu Li, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Program Co-Chairs
Prof. Dr. Luling An, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Prof. Nam Seo Goo, Konkuk University, Korea

Steering Co-chairs
Prof. Simon Barrans, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Prof. Ibrahim Ozkol, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Publication Chair
Dr. Kuiting Chen, Waseda University, Japan

International Publicity Co-chairs
Prof. Elena Navarro, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Germany
Prof. Peter Monka, TU Kosice, Faculty of manufacturing technologies, Slovakia

Technical Program Members
Prof. Ming-Liang Liao, Air Force Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Prof. Shariq Neshat Akhtar, University of Leeds, UK
Prof. Krishnakumar Shankar, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia
Prof. Saijal Kizhakke Kodakkattu,Government Engineering College Kozhikode, India
Prof. Mohd Na'Im Abdullah, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. D Ison, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide
Dr. Balint Vanek, MTA SZTAKI. Systems and Control Lab., Hungary
Prof. Onder TURAN, Anadolu University, Turkey
Prof Osman Adiguzel, Firat University, Turkey
Prof. Joe Woong Yeol, Tennessee State University, USA
Prof.Kamel Mehdi, University of Tunis EL Manar, Tunisia
Prof. Vsevolod V. Koryanov, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia
Prof. Rosario Pecora, Universita degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Italy
Prof. Antonin Pistek, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
Prof. Ferhan Kuyucak Sengur, Anadolu University, Turkey
Dr. Ahmed Kadhim Hussein,Babylon University, Iraq
Prof. Zhu, Zheng Hong, York University, Canada
Prof. Anshuman Srivastava, SIET Allahabad, India
Prof. Mahmut AdilCYüKSELEN, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Dr. Viktor SZENTE, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Prof. Abd. Rahim Abu Talib, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. PALMERINI Giovanni Battista, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Prof. KeeHo Yu, Chonbuk National University, Korea
Prof. Jae Wook Kim, University of Southampton, UK
Dr. Ivan Petrunin, Cranfield University, UK

*Important date:
Submission deadline: August 10, 2018
Acceptance & Rejection: August 25, 2018
Early Bird Registration: before September 10, 2018

By Email: [email protected]
By Easy Chair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=acmae2018

Venue:  Shaw Foundation Alumni House - National University of Singapore (NUS)--Pending
Address: 11 Kent Ridge Drive (S) 119244

*Call for Paper:
Aerospace Mechatronics and Avionics Systems
Aerospace Communications
Mechanical Engineering in Aerospace
Aerospace Engineering and Management
Electronic Systems
See more detailed topics; please visit: http://acmae.com/calls.html

*Contact: Chloe. Wu
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +86-18108245450


11–13 December 2018 3rd International Carbon Materials Conference & Exposition

Shanghai, China

With the theme of “Convergence and Innovation of Carbon Materials and Strategic Emerging Industries”,this conference will gather carbon materials companies, research institutes, investment institutions, third-party service platforms and user units to discuss the strategic layout of carbon materials in emerging industries, which mainly focuses on four areas: new energy, future transportation, next-generation information technology, and high-end equipment manufacturing.

The conference will cover the latest research and applications of graphene and carbon nanomaterials, carbon fiber and its composites, diamond, carbon-based film and traditional carbon materials (carbon black, porous carbon, graphite, special graphite, etc.), discuss about the key application problems of carbon materials in lithium batteries, capacitors, energy storage, photovoltaics, semiconductors, optoelectronic displays, 5G communications, sensors, general aviations, future transportations, high-end equipments etc, and then try to find the effective solutions.


10–12 December 2018 International Conference On Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon – PBSi 2018

Barcelona, Spain

From chemistry to catalysis, materials, biology, and medicine, from theory to application, the main target of this conference is to gather Researchers and Experts in Phosphorus, Boron and Silicon community in order to provide all participants with the latest progress and inputs recorded in each field.


Prof. Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, Leipzig University, Germany

Prof. Clara Viñas, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, Spain

Prof. T. Don Tilley, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Prof. Matthias Beller, Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, Germany

Prof. Maurizio Peruzzini, Italian National Research Council, Italy

Prof. Anne-Marie Caminade, University of Toulouse, France

Prof. Carmen Najera, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Prof. Miquel Solà, University of Girona, Spain

Prof. David Scheschkewitz, Saarland University, Germany

Prof. Pawel Kafarski, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

Prof. Philippe Miele, University of Montpellier, France

Prof. Hiroyuki Nakamura, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Sustainable Use of Phosphorus

Novel applications of silicon-based materials

Boron-Based Compounds: Potential and Emerging Applications in Medicine


Recycling, green chemistry, environment impact & sustainability

Fabrication processes and applications in the industry

Materials science: polymers, thin films, nanopowders, ceramics, crystals, composites etc.

Smart Inorganic Polymers

Computational and theoretical chemistry

Bioinorganic chemistry and application in medicine

Energy, conversion & storage

Catalysis processes & applications

Optical, electrical and magnetic properties

Advanced synthesis and characterization

Reactions of coordination compounds

General aspects of inorganic chemistry



24–26 October 2018 5th Cellular Materials 2018

Bad Staffelstein (Bavaria, Germany)

The activities in the development, manufacture and application of cellular materials are steadily growing. Meanwhile, R&D of cellular materials constitutes a discrete but well-connected research field of materials science and engineering. In the same manner as other materials, it is expected to be a driver of innovations and novel or better products.

Over the last years, applications have been identified in the fields of energy efficiency, light weight construction, novel and efficient conversion concepts or biomedical repair functions, just to mention a few.

The CellMAT conference series was initiated in 2010 in order to bring together experts from the polymer, ceramic, glass and metal communities dealing with cellular materials.

The 5th CellMAT conference will cover all aspects of manufacturing, functionalizing, modification, joining, property analysis and modelling of cellular materials. In addition to this, featured side events will focus on specific topics.

International experts will give keynote/invited lectures about applications in the automotive industry and transportation, in mechanical engineering, for chemical and energy systems, for environmental purposes or for micro and medical devices and functions. Thus, the three-day conference comes up as a discussion panel for researchers, manufacturers, and users of cellular materials. During the conference, the best three posters will be honoured.

The 5th CellMAT will be held from 24th - 26th October 2018 in the medieval Bad Staffelstein, Germany in the famous Franconian Switzerland.

We cordially invite you to join the CellMAT 2018 conference, to share your experience in cellular materials with your fellow colleagues and to enjoy the very beautiful and special atmosphere during our conference.

General Topics

  • Manufacturing
  • Functionalization
  • Surface modification
  • Structure characterization
  • Joining and machining
  • Physical, chemical, mechanical, thermal and optical properties
  • In situ mechanical characterization
  • Plastic deformation
  • Recycling
  • Standardization

Application-related Topics

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Energy management and saving
  • Chemical engineering and conversion
  • Bioengineering, biomaterials and life science
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical engineering
  • Microsystems technology
  • Automotive, aerospace and transportation
  • Architecture and design

The organizing committee welcomes abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations.

Especially young scientists are encouraged to actively contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract. To submit your abstract, please click here.

Conference Organisation
Alexia Ploetz
Marie-Curie-Straße 11 - 17
D-53757 Sankt Augustin (Germany)
T +49 (0) 151 2122 7448
[email protected]


22–24 October 2018 Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference–ANNIC 2018

Berlin, Germany

The Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference is an annual event. It hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. This event is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a wide audience, promote knowledge exchange, and network. Come to share during this fourth edition.

Macro Topics


Nanophotonics & Nano-optics


Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment

Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine & Nanosafety

Nanocharacterization & Nanomanufacturing

Chairs Committee

Prof. Nicola Pinna - Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Prof. Francesco Stellacci - EPFL, Switzerland

Prof. Liberato Manna - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Prof. Jordi Arbiol - ICREA, ICN2, CSIC and BIST, Barcelona


21–25 October 2018 ACSIN-14 & ICSPM26

Sendai, Japan

We will attend the joint conference, 14th International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures (ACSIN-14)/26th International colloquium on Scanning Probe Microscopy (ICSPM26), which will be held at Sendai International Center in Japan from October 21 to 25, 2018.

The first International Symposium on Atomically Controlled Surfaces and Interfaces was held in Tokyo, from November 19th to 22nd, 1991 by Thin Film and Surface Physics Division in The Japan Society of Applied Physics in commemoration of its 20th anniversary. Bearing in mind the developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology, the word "Nanostructures" has been added to the name of the conference since the fifth International Conference on Atomically Controlled Surfaces, Interfaces and Nanostructures (ACSIN-5) was held in Aix-en Provence in 1999. The host country of ACSIN has been determined based on a policy of continental rotation among Asia, Europe and America every two years. Following the successful series of ACSIN conferences in Tokyo (ACSIN-9, 2007), Granada (ACSIN-10, 2009), Saint Petersburg (ACSIN-11, 2011), Tsukuba (ACSIN-12, 2013), and Rome (ACSIN-13, 2016), ACSIN-14 will be held in Sendai, Japan this time.

ICSPM, International Colloquium on Scanning Probe Microscopy has been held under the sponsorship of The Japan Society of Applied Physics, and was originally a series of the domestic conferences on SPM organized in 1985 first to stimulate the SPM related science and technology which were growing in Japan. In 1993, the conference was reorganized as an international colloquium and has been held annually.

In 2000, ICSPM8 and Asian SPM 3 were held in conjunction to make a progressive development of this field. The Asian SPM is the conference organized to encourage interactions and exchange of participants from Asian and Pacific rim countries. In 2002, in order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the colloquium, the ICSPM10 was successfully held in Hawaii. In 2005, ICSPM13 was held in conjunction with STM05 in Sapporo with more than 750 participants from 39 countries. In 2012, the 20th colloquium, ICSPM20 was held in Okinawa. In 2016, ICSPM24 was held in Hawaii, which was the 30th commemorable colloquium counting from the early domestic conferences.

Representatives of the following open access journals will attend:





If you are also attending this conference, please feel free to stop by our booth. Our delegates look forward to meeting you in person to answer any questions you may have. For more information about the conference, please visit:


14–17 October 2018 The 2018 IEEE 13th Nano Materials & Devices Conference (NMDC 2018)

Portland, Oregon, USA

The 2018 IEEE 13th Nano Materials & Devices Conference (NMDC 2018) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on 14-17 October, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Downtown hotel. NMDC is an annual conference sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC). NMDC aims to develop critical assessment of existing work and future directions in nanotechnology research including nanomaterials and fabrications, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, devices, and integration. This conference will bring together key researchers from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on materials and devices. This year, NMDC 2018 is soliciting papers and sessions on Materials and Devices for heterogeneous nano/biomedical systems in these areas:

  • Nanomaterials & nanodevices
  • Properties, Fabrication and applications of nanomaterials, nanosensors and nanomagnetics
  • Special Applications
  • Nanotechnology, Nanostructures and Nanosystems
  • Modeling and simulation of nano-materials, nanostructures and nanodevices
  • Emerging topics related to nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanostructures
  • Education in nanotechnology

We sincerely look forward to your participation in NMDC2018!


11–14 October 2018 27th Annual Conference ‘Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Rytro, Poland

The conferences on Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine are held every year and address both fundamentals and clinical applications of polymer, metal, ceramic, carbon, and composite biomaterials. Their aim is to present the latest results of scientific research as well as to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience of scientists, researchers and clinicians in the field of biomaterials.

The conference topics cover all aspects of biomaterials, from basic research to various applications, translation and commercialization, e.g.

  • Smart biomaterials
  • Surface modification and functionalization
  • Advanced manufacturing methods
  • Antimicrobial surfaces and materials
  • Tissue engineering/Regenerative medicine
  • Drug and gene delivery
  • Cardiovascular applications
  • Biomechanics and micromechanics
  • Clinical trials


Each year, the Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine conferences offer a diverse scientific programme combined with a lot of networking opportunities, as well as wonderful social events. The conference venue is located about 120 km from Krakow, in a beautiful surroundings of the Poprad valley, in the Polish mountains.

We invite you to join the 27th Annual Conference of the Polish Society for Biomaterials 'Biomaterials in Medicine and Veterinary Medicine' that will be held 11-14 October 2018 in Rytro, Poland. For more information, please visit the conference website http://www.biomat.agh.edu.pl/

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

[email protected]

Polish Society for Biomaterials

Al. A. Mickiewicza 30

30-059 Krakow, Poland


8–12 October 2018 XVI Interstate Conference “Thermoelectrics and their Applications 2018” – ISCTA 2018

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Welcome to the XVI Interstate Conference “Thermoelectrics and their Applications 2018” (ISCTA 2018). This Conference is the 16th in the series of Interstate conferences on Thermoelectrics and their Applications that provides an international forum for presentations and information exchange on thermoelectric materials science and thermoelectric energy conversion technology. This biannual conference series began in 1985 in Saint-Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia, as a forum of thermoelectric community of the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Conference provides the meeting place for scientists from the Independent States of former Soviet Union. Now we cordially invite international thermoelectric community to join this meeting in one of the most beautiful cities of Russia.


Thermoelectric Materials

Thermoelectric Devises

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion


1–3 October 2018 Nanophotonics and Micro/Nano Optics International Conference 2018

Rome, Italy

Nanophotonics: the ubiquitous science.
Nanophotonics in the last years is showing clearly its inclusive nature. Several disciplines are taking advantages in using novel tools derived from the astonishing progress in Nanophotonics, for exploring novel fundamental properties of materials on different length scale. The optical methods, both experimental and theoretical, are ubiquitous in several fields facilitating the development of a common language even for disciplines considered far, just a few years ago.
This third edition of NANOP confirms a broad topics list with the aim of bridging the macro with the molecular world.


26–28 September 2018 International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2018


The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. It is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a wide audience, promote knowledge exchange, and network.

Targeted drug delivery, organ biodistribution and nanocarriers
Nanomedicine for immune system and cancer diagnosis & therapy
Biological & medical nanodevices and biosensors
3D models, tissue engineering and regenerative nanomedicine
Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems
Nano-Imaging for diagnosis, therapy and delivery in preclinical and clinical fields
Nano and microsystems for artificial biology and biocatalysis
Nanotechnology and translational medicine: from the bench to the bedside

Prof. Margherita Morpurgo (Chair), Padova University, Italy
Dr. Paolo Bigini (Chair), Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Italy
Prof. Vicki Stone, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Prof. Rainer Haag, Institut für Chemie und Biochemie, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Dr. Toni Andreu, EATRIS, Netherlands
Prof. Sophia Antimisiaris, Institute of Chemical Engineering FORTH/ICE-HT & University of Patras, Greece
Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Switzerland
Prof. Luisa De Cola, University of Strasbourg, France
Prof. Silvio Aime, University of Turin, Italy
Prof. Rabah Boukherroub, Lille 1 University, France
Dr. Xiaoyuan Chen, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH, U.S.A.
Prof. Albert Van Den Berg, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Prof. Michael J. Sailor, University of California, USA
Prof. Miguel Oliveira, University of Minho, Portugal

Submission: Still open.
Registration: Still open.


17–20 September 2018 The 6th Asia International Conference on Tribology - ASIATRIB2018

Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia

Asia International Conference on Tribology (ASIATRIB) is the mega event in the series of International Tribology Conferences under the auspices of the Asian Tribology Council (ATC), the apex body of national tribology society of Asia-Pacific countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Australia, India, Malaysia and others. This conference is organized every four years with the great involvements from the various universities and major industry players.

In 2018, Malaysia will become the first South-east Asian country to host ASIATRIB. The sixth series of ASIATRIB will be organized by Malaysian Tribology Society (MYTRIBOS). The conference will take place in Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia, from 17 to 20 September 2018. ASIATRIB2018 is supported by the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovative Malaysia (MOSTI) and the International Tribology Council (ITC).

The objectives of the conference are:

  • To share the pioneering research ideas among academicians, researchers, students, authorities, and practitioners from universities, industries, institutions, and related agencies all around the world through oral presentations.
  • To create a platform for bilateral cooperation between interested parties among delegates in the spirit of sharing ideas through creative and innovative approaches and pushing the frontier of knowledge forward in the respective areas of research.
  • To provide an opportunity for delegates especially young researchers and students to meet up in person with established and renown people from local and abroad in the respective field to get experiences, exchange research ideas, and build rapport through informal discussions.


5–7 September 2018 XIX International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals - ICMFM 19

FEUP, Porto, Portugal

Fatigue damage represents one of the most important types of damage to which structural materials are subjected in normal industrial services that can finally result in a sudden and unexpected abrupt fracture. Since metal alloys are still today the most used materials in designing the majority of components and structures able to carry the highest service loads, the study of the different aspects of metals fatigue attracts permanent attention of scientists, engineers and designers.

The first International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM) was organized in Brno, Czech Republic in 1968. Afterwards, regular Colloquia on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals started in 1972 also in Brno and were originally limited to participants form the countries of the former “Eastern Block”. They continued until the 12th Colloquium in 1994 (Miskolc, Hungary) every two years. After a break twelve years long, the Colloquia restarted in 2006 (Ternopil, Ukraine), followed by the ones in 2008 (Varna, Bulgaria), 2010 (Opole, Poland), 2012 (Brno, Czech Republic), 2014 (Verbania, Italy), until the last one, which was organized in 2016 in Gijón (Asturias), Spain, with the aim of opening the Colloquium to participants from all countries interested in the subject of fatigue of metallic materials.

The XIX International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM XIX) will be organized in 5-7 September 2018, in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in Porto City, located at seaside in the northwest region of Portugal. This International Colloquium is intended to facilitate and encourage the exchange of knowledge and experiences among the different communities involved in both basic and applied research in this field, the fatigue of metals, looking at the problem of fatigue from a multiscale perspective, and exploring analytical and numerical simulative approaches, without losing the applications perspectives.

The limits of current generation materials are continuously reached according to the frontier of hostile environments, whether in the aerospace, nuclear or petro chemistry industry, or in the design of gas turbines where efficiency of energy production and transformation demands increased temperatures and pressures. At the same time, increase the reliability and performance, in particular by the control and understanding of early failures is one key point for the future materials. Moreover, increasing of material lifetimes in service and the extension of recycling time are expected. Accordingly, continued improvements on “materials by design” have been possible through accurate modeling of failure mechanisms by introducing advanced theoretical and simulation approaches/tools. Based on this, researches on failure mechanisms can provide assurance for new materials at the design stage and ensure the integrity in the construction at the fabrication phase. Specifically, material failure in hostile environments occurs under multi-sources of variability, resulting from load environments, material properties, geometry variations within tolerances, and other uncontrolled variations. Thus, advanced methods and applications for theoretical, numerical, and experimental contributions that address these issues on failure mechanism modeling and simulation of materials are desired and expected.

This Special Issue selects excellent papers from ICMFM 19 that are related to materials development. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Environmental assisted fatigue
  • Multi damage/degradation
  • Multi-scale modeling and simulation
  • Micromechanics of fracture
  • Material defects evolution
  • Interactions of extreme environments
  • Microstructure-based modeling and simulation
  • Fracture in extreme environments
  • Probabilistic Physics of Failure modeling and simulation
  • Advanced testing and simulation
  • Life prediction and extension
  • Stochastic degradation modeling and analysis
  • Ultra-low, low-, high- and giga-cycle fatigue
  • Fatigue in biomaterials
  • Cyclic plasticity and internal structure

Conference Chairs

Abílio De Jesus, António Fernandes, José Correia, Rui Calçada

Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal


6–8 August 2018 6th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S 2018) and 4th SPINTECH Technology Thesis Award

Kenting, Taiwan

Sensors are vital components of smart manufacturing, artificial Intelligence, Cyber–Physical System (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT) for industry 4.0. For more advanced creations, biologists, engineers, physicists and chemists are all endeavoring to provide innovative technical sensors. This year, 2018, the well-known journal, Sensors, is going to hold the international conference in Kenting, which is located in the south of Taiwan—taking place in Asia for the first time. I3S embraces all professionals from industry, academia and government to discuss the latest developments and breakthroughs of sensor technology and related subjects. During the conference, attendees, from a range of research areas, will all gather together to share different aspects and establish new mutually beneficial collaborations across different fields.

We sincerely look forward to your participation in I3S2018.


8–13 July 2018 16th Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium (BOSS XVI)

Brussels, Belgium

The BOSS-conference is a unique international symposium as it combines lectures delivered by established organic chemists as well as younger rising stars with two prestigious events: a lecture delivered by the recipient of the “Janssen Pharmaceutica Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis”, and the “Tetrahedron Chair”: a one-day course on a specific topic in organic synthesis.

The BOSS will cover a broad range of timely topics of modern organic synthesis, including asymmetric synthesis, chemical biology, electrosynthesis, medicinal chemistry, organocatalysis, organometallic chemistry and catalysis, photocatalysis, reaction mechanisms, reactive intermediates, supramolecular chemistry, sustainable chemistry, total synthesis… and many more!

The BOSS XVI Symposium Programme will include:

- a one-day course by the recipient of the 2018 Tetrahedron Chair, Prof. Phil Baran (Scripps Research Institute, USA)

- a lecture delivered by Prof. Dean Toste (University of California, USA),the recipient of the 2018 Janssen Pharmaceutica Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis

- a series of 17 plenary lectures with ample time for discussion

- poster sessions

- an exhibition of scientific instruments, books and chemicals

- social activities



Copenhagen, Denmark

As the leading platform for the collection, exchange and dissemination of scientific and industrial know-how in the field of biomass, the EUBCE combines one of the largest biomass science and technology conferences with a high quality industry exhibition, attracting biomass professionals from around the globe.

Our booth number is booth #H3 and we are looking forward to meeting you at 26th EUROPEAN BIOMASS CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION in Copenhagen, Denmark.


3–6 April 2018 14th Eco-Energy and Materials Science and Engineering Symposium (EMSES2018)

Kyoto, Japan

The 14th Eco-Energy and Materials Science and Engineering Symposium (EMSES2018 is an annual conference for world renowned scholars, researchers and young students in the field of “energy, environment and materials science”. The scope of EMSES2018 will include, but not limited to, the various disciplines of energy, environment, materials and engineering including: energy technology, materials science, environment and social impact, new energy and fusion, advanced technology and so on.

The EMSES2018 will prepare diverse programs, including a plenary/keynote sessions, oral/poster sessions, exhibitions, and social events. We are ready to reach out and listen to various and valuable voices from professionals and industry colleagues globally and are willing to reflect their wishes into the program, serving as a bridge between them and beyond.

The venue of EMSES2018 is Kyoto, a beautiful city. Each year more than 20 million peoples visit Kyoto to enjoy its exotic natural beauty, local culture and various leisure activities. As chairman of EMSES2018, we are certain that EMSES2018 will be a memorable experience for you both on personal and professional grounds.

We warmly invite you to participate in the EMSES2018 program of activities. We are confident that you will find the program to be enriching, enlightening and rewarding.

Prof H. Hamada

Chairman of EMSES2018


  • Energy Technology Session
  • Energy Efficiency and Rational Use of Energy
  • New Energy Materials
  • New Energy and Fusion Session
  • Environmental Contamination and Remediation
  • Social Impact and Development Session                                                                          
  • National Development Policies and Development Aid
  • Governance, Civil Society and People’s Participation
  • Regional Economic Integration: Opportunity and Marginalization
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • Safety, Environmental and Economic Aspects of Fusion

Contact Person:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boonyang Plangklang
Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), Thailand
Faculty of Engineering
E-mail: [email protected]
T.: +66 (0) 2 549 3420
Handy: +66 (0) 86 899 2996
F.: +66 (0) 2 549 3422


16–18 March 2018 The 8th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials

Osaka, Japan

The 8th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2018) will be held on March 16-18, 2018 in Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan. This meeting will be organized by the International Association of Computer Science & Information Technology (IACSIT), and co-organized by University of the Ryukyus, Kyushu and Branch of the Society of Materials Science, Japan.

Previous ICKEM meetings were held in Sanya (China), Singapore, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Bali (Indonesia), Singapore, Hong Kong, and Penang (Malaysia) from 2011 to 2017. With the experience of running successful events in the ICKEM series over the past 7 years, we are confident that 2018 will witness an even greater success of the 8th edition of ICKEM.

The purpose of the 8th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2018) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the whole range of fields related to the materials that underpin modern technologies. Papers presenting original work were invited in the areas listed below.

  1. Biomaterials in Different Applications
  2. Novel Composite Materials in Vivid Applications
  3. Application of Novel Materials in Civil Engineering
  4. Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technology
  5. Materials and Technologies in Environmental Engineering
  6. Studies on Corrosion, Coating, and Aspects of Chemical Engineering
  7. Electrical, Electronic, and Optoelectronic Materials: Synthesis and Applications
  8. Trends in the Development of Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites and Nanotechnology

For this edition of ICKEM meeting, the Conference Chair, Professor Alexander M. Korsunsky from the University of Oxford, UK, proposed the topic of Hierarchically Structured Materials (HSM) as the focal theme.

Natural and engineered materials that enjoy widespread successful use in highly demanding applications are distinguished by multi-level hierarchical structuring across the scales. Beginning with the chemical elements and molecular building blocks that form the material, the inherent properties are determined by the intricate composite architecture found at the nano- and micro-scales that governs macroscopic properties and performance.

A number of simulation frameworks have been put forward in order to model the material structure and behavior at each length scale of consideration. Similarly, a variety of techniques have been elaborated for experimental characterization and testing with the sensitivity and resolution appropriate for each length scale involved. Whilst this view of multi-scale materials modelling and characterization is widely accepted and used, there is a number of conceptual, theoretical and applied challenges that remain unresolved, e.g. rigorous definition of distinct structural scale, robust approach to the validation of multi-scale modelling frameworks, etc. In an attempt to advance our understanding in these areas, the Conference Chair organized a workshop devoted to Hierarchically Structured Materials (HSM), in which specific research results by conference participants were presented and examined in the light of the framework outlined above. This volume includes contributions to this overarching theme from the Conference Chair, Professor Alexander M. Korsunsky, and his collaborators.

Conference Chair
Prof. Alexander M. Korsunsky, Trinity College, Oxford University, UK


16–17 November 2017 2017 China International Carbon Materials Conference & Expo

Beijing, China

The 2nd China International Carbon Materials Conference has the whole world in view, has its eyes on policies of China such as “the 13th Five Year Plan” and “One Belt and One Road” and so on, and focuses on the matter of carbon raw materials acquisition, technical matter, and matters concerning equipment and application. A number of experts, scholars, enterprise technicians and managerial staffs have been invited from governmental agencies, scientific research institutions and enterprises, equipment manufacturers and the third-party service agencies of this industry, thus building up a high-quality platform for industrial, academic, research and capital exchange, through which people can discuss the new technologies and new development tendencies of the world’s carbon materials industry as well as the bottlenecks in carbon materials application, and can promote the development of carbon materials in China.

The forums of the conference are:

  • Section I
  • Carbon Nanomaterials
  • Section II
  • Carbon Fiber and CFRP
  • Section III
  • Diamond, Carbon-based thin-film Materials
  • Section IV
  • Special Graphite
  • Section V
  • Traditional Carbon Materials


1. Overview of Exhibition

  • 10000+ exhibition area
  • Covering the whole industry chain of advanced carbon materials
  • The annual 100 scientific research achievements exhibition area
  • New product and technology release


15–30 November 2017 4th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications

online meeting

We are pleased to announce the 4th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications. After the success of the three editions from 2014 to 2016, this year edition will focus on 5 thematic areas where sensors are changing science:

  • Biosensors (Session A)
  • Chemical Sensors (Session B)
  • Physical Sensors (Session C)
  • Sensor Networks (Session D)
  • Applications (Session E)

There will be 2 specific sessions:

  • Smart Cities (Specific Session S1)
  • Smart Sensing Systems and Structures (Specific Session S2)

and also a Poster session.

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will also be a possibility to submit selected papers to the e-conference related Special Issue of the journal Sensors, with a 20% discount on the APC.

We look forward to receiving your research papers and to welcome you at this 4th edition of the e-conference on Sensors.


26–29 October 2017 The 6th International Conference on Nanostructures, Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering 2017

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

ICNNN conference was held in Singapore 2012, Jeju 2013, Hong Kong 2014, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, UAE 2015, etc successfully. More than 100 participants shared their research and idea. Accepted papers published in AMR, MSF, etc, and successfully indexed by EI and Scopus. ICNNN 2017 will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Welcome your join.

Publication and Indexing:

Materials Science Forum ISSN: 1662-9752 (It is a peer-reviewed journal which covers all aspects of theoretical and practical research of materials science: synthesis, analysis of properties, technology of materials processing and their use. It will be indexed by Elsevier, SCOPUS, EI Compendex and other indexing services.

Special issue: Journal Materials (ISSN 1996-1944; Impact Factor; for 2015 is 2.728; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials)

Call for Papers:

Different Methods for Growth of Nanostructures

Characterisation of Nanomaterials

Organic, Inorganic, and Biomedical of Nanomaterials

Different Kinds and Morphologies of Nanostructures: Metal and Metal Oxide of Nanoparticle, Nanowires and Nanorod, Carbon Nanotube and Graphene

Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings


Doped Nanomaterials

Nanostructured Ceramic

Mechanical, Thermal, Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Properties of Nanomaterials

Modification of Nanomaterials



18–20 October 2017 Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference – ANNIC 2017

Rome, Italy

After the success of Paris (2015) and Barcelona (2016), The Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference 2017 will be held in Rome, on October 18th -20th

During the previous editions the conference succeeded to:

  • Attract high-quality papers in different subfields.
  • Offer the opportunity to be updated on the latest research outputs on several Nanotechnology and Nanoscience topics.
  • Organize specific workshops around the most attractive and current issues.
  • Gather worldwide experts as conference speakers.

Submit your work online and join us to attend to presentations in different fields:

  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanophotonics & Nano-optics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology for Energy and Environment
  • Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine & Nanosafety
  • Nanocharacterization & Nanomanufacturing

More details are available on the conference website: http://premc.org/conferences/annic-nanotechnology-nanoscience/


28–31 August 2017 The Eleventh International Congress on Engineered Material Platforms for Novel Wave Phenomena – Metamaterials'2017

Marseille, France

The Eleventh International Congress on Engineered Material Platforms for Novel Wave PhenomenaMetamaterials'2017, will comprise a 4-day Conference (28–31 August), and a 2-day Doctoral School (1–2 September). Organized by the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL (www.metamorphose-vi.org) and hosted by the Institut Fresnel of Marseille, this Congress follows the success of Metamaterials 2007-2016 and continues the traditions of the highly successful series of International Conferences on Complex Media and Metamaterials (Bianisotropics) and Rome International Workshops on Metamaterials and Special Materials for Electromagnetic Applications and Telecommunications. The Congress will provide a unique topical forum to share the latest results of the metamaterials research in Europe and worldwide and bring together the engineering, physics, applied mathematics and material science communities working on artificial materials and their applications from microwaves to optical frequencies, as well as in acoustics, mechanics, hydrodynamics and thermodynamics.


9–12 April 2017 Materiais 2017 XVIII Congresso da Sociedade Portuguesa dos Materiais, VIII International Symposium on Materials

Aveiro, Portugal

MATERIAIS 2017, aiming to explore the latest Progress in Materials Development and to bring Science Solutions to the World, provides the ideal forum for scientists, developers, engineers and companies to share their latest breakthroughs, achievements and views in the field of Materials. Materiais 2017 will cover all areas of Materials from Functional Materials, Structural Materials, Processing Technologies to the Caracterization and Modelling. The program of Materiais 2017 includes: - Two schools on Biomaterials (SaBio) and on Advanced Microscopy Techniques that will take place on April 9 - Scientific talks (plenary, keyNote, Invited, regular talks and posters) that will take place, April 10 - 12 - Debate session on Additive Manufacturing, April 11 - Show case of technologies based on scientific development, April 11 - Satellite event on Energy and Materials, April 10 - Commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Materials and Ceramics Engineering (DEMaC) of the University of Aveiro, April 12 (afternoon).


19–23 December 2016 HAMBURG'2016 AES-ATEMA 31st Int. Conference

Hamburg, Germany

Following the success of its preceding AES-ATEMA* International Conferences and Conventions, the delegates of the forthcoming HAMBURG’2016 AES-ATEMA 31st International Conference (Hamburg, GERMANY: December 19 - 23, 2016) will continue to address important topics within the realm of “Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications”. The conference is tentatively planned to take place at the famous “Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hotel, Hamburg, Germany”. Address: Neuer Jungfernstieg 9–14 20354 Hamburg


12–14 October 2016 4th International Small Sample Test Techniques Conference

Shanghai, China

Small scale testing is now receiving world-wide attention for the considerable cost saving benefits that it can offer whilst providing useful mechanical property information for highly localized regions, such as weldments and heat affected zones. As such, miniaturized testing is now being adopted for a wide range of applications, where subtle to significant microstructural changes are found across components. Given the success of such approaches, efforts have been made in correlating uniaxial test data with results generated from small-scale test techniques, which, in turn, have heralded the development of a European Code of Practise for small punch testing.

The 4th International Conference on Small Sample Test Techniques is due to take place in Shanghai, China, from 12–14 October, 2016, and will bring together leading researchers and scientists from academia and industry to discuss recent developments in this growing field of research. This inaugural Special Issue will collate a series of papers from the ever expanding small scale testing community to showcase the diversity and innovative nature of the research that is currently developing across the world on a broad scope of materials and applications.

 The main topics of the conference are: 

  1. Small Punch Creep Testing 
  2. Small Punch Testing for Tensile and Fracture Behaviour 
  3. Non-destructive Sampling of Test Material from in Service Components 
  4. Determination of Actual Material Properties from in Service Components 
  5. Indentation and Hardness Testing 
  6. Other Miniature Test Techniques 
  7. Numerical Approach


21–25 August 2016 Green Chemistry and the Environment at 252nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The field of green chemistry has impacted several areas and has lead to advances in chemical design, catalyst fabrication, waste valorization, biomass conversion, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, enzyme-based processes and alternative energy. The symposium will bring together scientists from the academic, industrial and government sectors to discuss emerging green chemical strategies in biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering and toxicology the impact environmental processes. Advances in green chemistry concepts will be enhanced by obtaining a better understanding of the mechanistic pathways involved in various reactions. The symposium will further focus on theoretical and experimental research by bringing together experts in the field to address the need for best practices for green chemical processes for the environment.

The topics that would be covered in this session, but not limited to, are:

  • Catalysis
  • Alternative energy
  • Waste Valorisation
  • Green Chemical Synthesis
  • Biorenewables
  • Safe Industrial practices
  • Education in green processes
  • Green solvent


4–6 July 2016 The Third International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control

Xi'an, China

IS3C2016 is The Third International Symposium on Computer, Consumer and Control sponsored by National Chin-Yi University of Technology, and it is formally Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. This conference offers a great opportunity for scientists, engineers, and practitioners to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications. IEEE sponsored IS3C, held every two years, is hosted by National Chin-Yi University of Technology and Xi'an University of Science and Technology, 4-6 July 2016, Xi'an, China, where Xi'an is well known as its exclusive historic image of thousands years ago in China. As suggested by the name of the conference, the themes of this conference cover advanced multimedia, computer, telecommunication, sensors and semiconductor, consumer electronics, renewable energy, systems and control, and digital signal processing. Original high-quality papers related to these themes are especially solicited, including theories, methodologies, and applications in Computing, Consumer and Control. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore database as well as EI index. Selected papers will be recommended to related SCI/EI journals for a special issue publication.


20–24 June 2016 MATERIALS'2016 on "Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications"

Montreal, Canada

MATERIALS'2016 (Montreal, Canada: June 20 - 24, 2016) on "Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications".

FOllOWING the success of its preceding AES-ATEMA International Conferences and Conventions, the delegates of the forthcoming MONTREAL’2016 AES-ATEMA International Conference (Montreal, CANADA: June 20– 24, 2016) will continue to address important topics within the realm of “Advances and Trends in Engineering Materials and their Applications”. The Conference is planned to take place at the McGill University Faculty Club, McGill University Campus, Montreal, CANADA: “McGill Faculty Club and Conference Centre, 3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E5, Tel. (514) 398-6660.





5–8 June 2016 Advanced Materials and Technologies

Rawa Mazowiecka, Poland

The conference includes the following main topics:


Area A
Functional and structural materials
Area B
Advanced thermal, mechanical and chemical processing and surface engineering
Area C
Materials characterization and modeling on all length scale
Area D
Materials applications: materials for transportation, materials for electronics, biomaterials and bioengineering, materials for energy harvesting
Area E
Young researchers—Advanced materials and technologies


26–30 May 2016 2016 International Conference on Applied System Innovation IEEE ICASI 2016

Okinawa, Japan

The IEEE 2016 International Conference on Applied System Innovation (ICASI 2016) will be held in Okinawa, Japan, on 26–30 May, 2016, and will provide a unified communication platform for researchers on a wide range of topics. Scientists all over the world actively want to discover new advanced materials in electrical and mechanical engineering. In recent years, the application of advanced materials has been a highly developing field, in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. Therefore, the field of electrical and mechanical materials has been a subject of review. The scope of ICASI 2016 not only encompasses material sizes at the nanoscale, but also in various dimensions where the onset of size dependent phenomena usually enables novel applications.


13–17 March 2016 Green Chemistry and the Environment At 251sh ACS National Meeting & Exposition

San Diego, California

Chemical processes that utilize ‘green’ principles are essential toward ensuring a sustainable environment. The field of green chemistry has impacted several areas and has lead to advances in chemical design, catalyst fabrication, waste valorization, biomass conversion, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, enzyme-based processes and alternative energy. The symposium will bring together scientists from the academic, industrial and government sectors to discuss emerging green chemical strategies in biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental engineering and toxicology the impact environmental processes. Advances in green chemistry concepts will be enhanced by obtaining a better understanding of the mechanistic pathways involved in various reactions. The symposium will further focus on theoretical and experimental research by bringing together experts in the field to address the need for best practices for green chemical processes for the environment.

The topics that would be covered in this session, but not limited to, are:


  • Catalysis
  • Alternative energy
  • Waste Valorisation
  • Green Chemical Synthesis
  • Biorenewables
  • Safe Industrial practices
  • Education in green processes
  • Green solvent


18–21 January 2016 2nd International Symposium on Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials and Applications

Costa de Caparica, Portugal

We cordially encourage you to attend and contribute to one of the major events in 2016 on the -Nano field.
We are confident that you will appreciate the breadth and quality of the scientific program and the city of Caparica, and look forward to seeing you in 2016 in Portugal.
Symposium Subjects:

  • Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Environmental Sciences
  • Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Medicine
  • Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Biology
  • Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Chemistry
  • Toxicology of Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials in Innovation
  • Computational Studies in Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials
  • Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials for Energy Storage


30 October–3 November 2015 The International Conference on Biomedical Engineering Innovation 2015 (ICBEI2015)

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The Conference on Biomedical Engineering Innovation 2015 (ICBEI2015) will be held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, October 30~ November 03, 2015. This conference, as a sub-conference of the International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2015 (IMETI2015), will provide relevant and practical information about this exciting and thriving new technology, and its various applications to Biomedical Engineering related topics. All participants will obtain a familiarity with the various applications of Biomedical Engineering, recent and foreseen advancements.
Authors are encourged to submit a manuscript to the special issue "Selected Papers from ICBEI2015" (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/special_issues/ICBEI2015) of our journal Materials.


20–24 September 2015 EUROMAT 2015

Warsaw, Poland

The EUROMAT conferences have been held every two years since 1989, and have an increased record of bringing together up to 2000 researchers, scientists, trainees, and students from both academia and industry to discuss critical developments and perspectives in the field of materials science and technology and their applications. In 2015, the EUROMAT will be organized in Poland, at Warsaw University of Technology.
The symposia within the conference will be grouped under the main headings: (A) Functional Materials, (B) Structural Materials, (C) Processing, (D) Characterization and Modelling, (E) Energy and Environment, and (F) Biomaterials and Healthcare, and there will be additional contributions on (G) Education, Technology Transfer and Strategic Materials. The programme will include plenary lectures, parallel sessions and poster presentations. An industrial exhibition will accompany the event and a social program as well.


19–20 September 2015 Materials Weekend 2015

Warsaw, Poland

Materials Weekend 2015 is a joint event of Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) – European Materials Research Society (EMRS) under umbrella of European Material Forum (EMF).
Materials Weekend 2015 focuses on 5 activities:

  • Meeting “Materials for Europe” (for representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, FEMS, EMRS, A4M, EuMaT, national materials societies in Europe and with authorities from Poland; participation by invitation only)
  • European young scientist (PhD) workshop (2-day workshop is international event dedicated to PhD students)
  • International Workshop on Carbon Dioxide: a Raw Material
  • Open day with Warsaw community (organized as a part of Warsaw “Festival of Science”)
  • Tutorials (on Energy Materials, Graphene, 3D Characterization, Biomaterials, Materials Modelling, Transferring Technologies to Industry)


14–24 September 2015 E-MRS Fall Meeting 2015

Warsaw, Poland

E-MRS Fall Meetings provide an international forum to discuss recent advances in the field of materials science. This year the conference is again being held in the Central Campus of the Warsaw University of Technology and is the 14th E-MRS Fall Meeting to be held in Warsaw since 2002. The conference will consist of:

  • 22 parallel symposia,
  • Plenary session with the presentation of the Jan Czochralski Award,
  • An Exhibition of products and services of interest
    to the conference participants.
  • Satellite event: M-ERA.Net worschop


7–9 September 2015 The 5th World Sustainability Forum

Centre for Teaching and Research of the University Hospital of Basel

2015 is an important year for all of us. We are taking stock of the accomplishments based on the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that were adopted in the year 2000. The results of these efforts are immensely positive. In most countries around the globe, extreme poverty and hunger have been reduced, and infant, child, and maternal mortality have decreased. Girls have better access to primary schooling, progress has been made in slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, access to safe drinking water and sanitation has improved, and more information and knowledge is available to more people via the internet than ever before. However, not all goals have been achieved and some regions have benefitted less, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.

The period marked by the MDGs will end in December 2015. As part of the post-2015 development agenda, the international community is working intensely on a new set of goals, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to be adopted at the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in the second half of September 2015. The new set of goals, despite their similarity in some aspects, go beyond the MDGs in that (a) the formulation and focus of the goals are more encompassing, explicitly requiring active participation from wealthy and poor nations alike, and that (b) the overall focus is shifting away from ameliorating the situation of poor and underdeveloped regions and societies toward improving the sustainability of global economic and social development while concurrently protecting the environment.

First Call - The 5th World Sustainability Forum (WSF5)- Transitioning toward Sustainability


26–28 August 2015 35th Cement & Concrete Science Conference

Aberdeen, Scotland

Welcome to the 35th Annual Cement and Concrete Science Conference, hosted by the School of Engineering in cooperation with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Aberdeen from 26 - 28 August 2015.  The conference, and accompanying parallel workshops on oil well and subsurface cementing, carbonation products for carbon capture, utilisation and sequestration, and research priorities and funding, will enable academic and industrial researchers to showcase their research on breakthrough topics spanning, without limitation.


10–12 August 2015 ICANM 2015: International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials

Ottawa, Canada

The ICANM2015 organizing committee warmly invite you to attend the ICANM 2015 conference. ICANM2015 takes place in Ottawa, Canada. Nestled on the banks of the majestic Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful G8 capitals in the world. Ottawa is also rich in culture and heritage with its many national institutions, parklands, waterways and historic architecture. It provides a spectacular environment for meeting and networking.
The objective of the conference is to explore the innovations and latest accomplishments in the areas of Advanced & Nano Materials. The conference will also focus on the latest developments in processing of different advanced and nano materials.
ICANM 2015 is an opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading scientists, and to experience the vibrant culture and to explore the natural wonders of Ottawa.


13–15 July 2015 4th International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S)

Basel, Switzerland

13th-15th July 2015
Pharmacenter, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
An international scientific conference sponsored by the journal Sensors under the patronage of the University of Basel.

The 4th edition of the International Symposium on Sensor Science (I3S) will be held from 13th to 15th July 2015 in Basel, Switzerland. It will comprise 5 five plenary sessions and one afternoon with three parallel sessions to cover the most exciting aspects and the latest developments of sensor science (see below for a list of topics). A conference dinner will take place on the second evening of the conference.

If you are interested in participating in this symposium, in presenting a poster, or in being selected for a short talk, please get in touch with the conference secretariat. More details on the program will be available by the end of November 2014.

The Symposium will be accompanied by the publication of the I3S 2015 Selected Papers Topical Collection. Manuscripts can be submitted at any time after the Symposium. Authors who attended the conference will enjoy a 20% discount on APCs of manuscripts published in this collection.

More details are available from the conference website.


26 May–10 June 2014 1st International e-Conference on Materials


The 1st International e-Conference on Materials will be held at www.sciforum.net, the platform developed by MDPI to organize electronic conferences for scholars.

Join this special event and submit your research conference paper!

We are looking forward to welcome you at this 
special event from 26 May to 10 June 2014.


7–9 January 2014 Photoptics 2014: 2nd International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology

Lisbon, Portugal

Optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society, from medical sciences to space exploration, telecommunications, information processing and inumerous industrial and military applications of all kinds.

This 2nd edition of PHOTOPTICS will feature 3 different tracks on Optics, Photonics and Lasers, covering both theoretical and practical aspects. Researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in any of these fields are welcome to join us in Lisbon and present their work on new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques, as well as general survey papers indicating future directions


30 September–4 October 2013 Intermetallics 2013

Banz, Germany

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the upcoming Conference Intermetallics 2013, scheduled from 30 September–04 October, 2013 at the Educational Center Kloster Banz, Germany.
Facing an increasing demand for new materials with improved properties, intermetallic-based materials offer a promising perspective. A possible combination of high strength, low density and good corrosion resistance qualifies them for structural applications, specifically at high temperatures and in severe environments. As some intermetallic phases show unique properties like shape memory and thermo electric effects or have appealing magnetic properties they are also of interest for various functional applications. While Intermetallics today are well accepted as shape memory alloys they are only now – after three decades of exhaustive research and development – used for structural applications, i.e. in flying gas turbines.
The choice of local organisers and members of the international advisory board guarantees not only representation of all relevant topics but also a good balance between research and application. Topics of general importance will be dealt with in a single session in the morning, while current materials, such as γ-TiAl, iron aluminides, silicides or NiTi-shape memory alloys, or certain aspects of intermetallics will be the subject of two specialised parallel sessions in the afternoon. A special topical session will be devoted to powder metallurgical (PM) techniques that are currently employed for processing intermetallic-based materials. A high-profile poster session will be rounding off the conference.
The conference will take place at Kloster Banz near Bamberg. The cloister is situated in a remote place above the valley of the river Main. As a well-known educational centre it is an ideal place for conferences with its good infrastructure and relaxing atmosphere. In addition, being situated in the central part of Germany, it is easily accessible from Nuremberg and Frankfurt airports.

We are looking forward to your participation and would be delighted 
to meet you in Banz,

Your Intermetallics 2013 Congress Office


29 September–2 October 2013 12th International Conference: Polymers for Advanced Technologies

Berlin, Germany

Dear colleagues,

We hereby invite your participation to the 12th PAT conference to be held in Berlin, Germany on 29/9/13–2/10/13. We anticipate a full and exciting program under the motto From Macromolecules to Materials to Systems with provisions for over 400 participants in a stimulating environment. Abstract submissions are welcome for those wishing to contribute scientifically to our large poster session or oral presentations. Oral contributions will include six plenary lectures from highly distinguished guests, 52 invited speakers, and several shorter oral presentations spread over specialized sessions for particular subject areas. 
PAT conferences are organized under auspices of the Polymers for Advanced Technologies journal in response to recent significant changes in the patterns of materials research and development.

Worldwide attention has been focused on the critical importance of materials in the creation of new devices and systems. It is now recognized that materials are often the limiting factor in bringing a new technical concept to fruition and that polymers are often the materials of choice in these demanding applications. A significant portion of the polymer research ongoing in the world is directly or indirectly related to complex, interdisciplinary problems whose successful solution is necessary for achievement of broad system objectives. The versatility of polymeric materials originates from the broad variety in their chemical structure and in their hierarchical organization as well as from the possibility to realize a wide spectrum of functions. Often such functions result from a combination of a molecular architecture/morphology with a physical process and therefore require integration in a suitable system or environment.
The first PAT conference took place in Jerusalem in 1987, the following were held in: Oxford (1993), Pisa (1995), Leipzig (1997), Tokyo (1999), Eilat (2001), Fort Lauderdale (2003), Budapest (2005), Shanghai (2007), Jerusalem (2009), and Lodz (2011). 

We invite you to come to Berlin to PAT 2013, as the German capital will serve as a prominent location with a high density of scientific and industrial activities in polymer research and teaching, both university as well as non-university. Offering the opportunity for scientists and experts in the fields of polymer oriented materials to gather in order to communicate their latest state-of-the-art findings in a multi-disciplinary environment, Berlin will also provide an exciting venue for the conference.

I very much look forward to welcoming you in Berlin for this year’s meeting.

Andreas Lendlein 
(Conference chairman)


25–27 September 2013 Euro Intelligent Materials 2013

Kiel, Germany

Intelligent materials with integrated functionalities are required to make devices more energy efficient, autonomous, self-responding, switchable, biocompatible, and anti-bacterial. They are also integrated into novel sensor and actuator devices with significantly increased sensitivity. Such intelligent materials typically have a complex internal structure: they can be composites from different material classes like multiferroics. They might be nanostructured or hierarchically built-up, they could be bio-inspired and possess functional elements ranging from single molecules to the macro-scale.

All those materials and their design and development has to be accompanied by high-resolution analytical tools that are able to characterize the materials on all scales and, moreover, to track and reveal their function-structure relations in situ. The symposium will bring together experts in the field of intelligent materials in order to present and discuss recent developments and detect future trends. The symposium will be a forum to get in contact with international key researchers and stimulate new collaborations for developing novel intelligent material systems, characterizing their functionality from molecular mechanisms to applications.


23–26 September 2013 5th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Advanced Materials

Island of Kos, Greece

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists and engineers in the attempt to exchange recent experiences in the research and development activities in the field of Structural Analysis of Advanced Materials.

The topics to be covered by the conference include all thematic areas of current research and industrial applications. Main topics of the conference are:


• Polymers and Polymer Matrix
• Ceramic and Metallic Matrix
• Nano-composites
• Biomaterials and medical
• Smart materials
• Green composites
• Sandwich structures

Degradation and Prediction

• Damage and Fracture
• Fatigue (Mechanical, Thermal,
• Durability and Reliability
• Large deformations
• Impact
• Water absorption
• Analytical and Numerical Modeling

Experimental techniques

• Thermal Analysis
• Mechanical Testing
• Vibration Analysis
• Dynamic  Behavior
• Manufacturing Techniques


27–30 August 2013 12th International Symposium on Biomineralization

Freiberg, Germany

Dear Colleagues,

Currently, biomineralization is evolving from its heyday of structural research into one of the most existing fields of biological materials science, molecular biology, biomedicine and biomimetics. The International Symposia on Biomineralization possess  over forty years of tradition. The first symposium was held in Mainz, Germany in 1970. Many highly successful symposia held in subsequent years, the most recent in Japan (2001), Chile (2005), China (2008) and Australia (2011). This is the second time the symposium has been held in Germany, and while there is a lot to live up to, this symposium promises to be another stimulating and memorable event. Freiberg (German: free mountain) is a university and mining town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.

The Bergakademie Freiberg is one of the five leading mining schools in the German-speaking countries. It is the oldest in the world, with strong roots in tradition  that inform it as a modern centre for teaching and research. In recent times Freiberg has made a name for itself throughout Europe as both a high-tech location for micro technology and renewable energy; as well as a center for mineralogy, materials science, and solar technology. Nowadays, the modern equivalents of old Freiberg's silver are silicon and gallium arsenide.

The BIOMIN’12 international symposium aims at bringing together scientists from different backgrounds all interested in understanding  the principles of biomineralization and demineralization. Discovery of these natural principles leads to direct, practical applications in biological materials science, biomedicine, and technology. Scientific topics shall include the following: evolutionary aspects of biomineralization, molecular and genetic regulation of Calcification and Silicification from bacteria to vertebrates, pathological biomineralization and biomineral formation under extreme environmental conditions, and modern analytical methods and biomimetics.

Our symposium will host five invited keynote lectures, oral, and poster contributions. The scientific committee cordially invites you to take part in this traditional international event and looks forward to welcoming you to Freiberg.

Hermann Ehrlich
Conference chair


3–5 July 2013 19. Symposium Verbundwerkstoffe und Werkstoffverbunde

Karlsruhe, Germany

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Verbundwerkstoffe und Werkstoffverbunde beflügeln und bereichern alle wichtigen technologischen Entwicklungen unserer Zeit. Wo Einsatzgrenzen und Leistungsprofile monolithischer Werkstoffe ausgereizt erscheinen, bieten Verbundwerkstoffe und Werkstoffverbunde oft den entscheidenden Schlüssel zu verbesserten Produkten.

Vor dem Hintergrund steigender Rohstoffpreise, schwindender Ressourcen und wachsenden Kostendrucks werden auch ökonomische und ökologische Aspekte immer bedeutsamer. Die interdisziplinären Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaktivitäten erfahren einen stetigen Zuwachs und bieten insbesondere auch dem wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs ein hoch interessantes und weiter wachstumsfähiges Arbeitsgebiet.

In der Tradition dieser international bedeutenden Veranstaltungsreihe bietet das 19. Symposium Verbundwerkstoffe und Werkstoffverbunde ein Forum für Fachleute aus Hochschulen, Forschungsinstituten und Technologieunternehmen.

Das Symposium findet in der badischen Metropole Karlsruhe statt. Karlsruhe ist ein modernes Zentrum der Materialforschung und der Werkstofftechnik. Das Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Exzellenzuniversität und nationales Großforschungszentrum in einem, nimmt eine Spitzenstellung im Bereich der angewandten Materialforschung ein. Im Bereich der Verbundwerkstoffe bestehen enge Verbindungen zu den Fraunhofer-Instituten für Chemische Technologie (Pfinztal) und für Werkstoffmechanik (Freiburg). Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler dieser Einrichtungen arbeiten eng zusammen, um interdisziplinäre Aktivitäten zu bündeln und neue Forschungsthemen aufzugreifen.

Das fachliche Programm der Tagung wird ergänzt durch Institutsbesichtigungen und die Möglichkeit, die weltoffene Stadt Karlsruhe näher kennen zu lernen.

Alexander Wanner
Vorsitzender des Programmausschusses


21–23 October 2012 The World Resources Forum (WRF) 2012

Beijing, China

The World Resources Forum (WRF) conference is the flagship activity of the World Resources Forum Secretariat. It is a bi-annual global conference, to be held in Davos, Switzerland, with regional events in the years between.
The WRF conference is hereby an independent, international expert platform to discuss the economic and political implications of the current resource use trends, and to promote and facilitate innovation for resource productivity by building bridges between scientists, researchers and consultants (supply side) and policymakers, business, NGO’s, media and the public (demand side).
The WRF aims to bring the issues of global resource consumption and resource productivity, of which climate change is an important aspect, higher on the agenda of policymakers and business. Scarcity and security of supply and price risks of certain resources, pollution and energy use over the lifecycle of certain resources, and social impacts, in particular in developing countries, are aspects which the WRF includes in its work.

WRF 2012 will be held at China National Convention Center (Beijing) on October 21-23, 2012. Main theme of this forum is Resources and Green Economy.
The WRF 2012 provide a platform to exchange knowledge about scientific, technological, economic, political and environmental implications. It aims to promote innovation for resource productivity and utilization by building bridges among researchers, policymakers, business, NGO’s and the general public. The WRF 2012 is the first WRF conference held outside Switzerland event. We invite you to participate in the exciting event.


24–28 June 2012 15th European Conference on Composite Materials

Venice, Italy

The Conference is organized by the Department of Management and Engineering of the University of Padova in cooperation with the Italian Cluster of Nanotechnology (Veneto Nanotech), under the patronage of the European Society for Composite Materials (ESCM). As you know, ECCM is the Europe’s leading conference on composite materials and, traditionally, host scientists, engineers and designers, both of Academia and Industry, coming from all the areas of the world. The size of the worldwide composite community has been growing significantly in the last years and over 1,000 participants are expected to attend the event.

In view of a complete and proper exploitation of composites, in the different fields of application, the Conference aims to represent a forum for exchanging ideas, presenting the latest developments and trends, proposing new solutions and promoting international collaborations. For this aim we are preparing a comprehensive program which include plenary and keynote lectures, several symposia on a variety of topics as well as technical workshops on subject of industrial interest. Special attention is given to the social program to obtain the maximum benefit from the beauty of the city.

- Additive manufacturing
- Applications
- Bio-based composites
- Biomimetic composites
- Ceramic matrix composites
- Concrete and cementitious composites
- Damage and fracture
- Durability and ageing
- Experimental techniques
- Fibers and matrices
- FRP reinforced concrete
- Health monitoring
- Hybrid composites
- Infrastructure
- Interfaces and interphases
- Interlaminar reinforcements
- Joint and bearing behaviour
- Life cycle analysis and sustainability
- Low cost technologies
- Mechanical and physical properties
- Metal matrix composites
- Multifunctional composites
- Multiscale modelling
- Nanocomposites
- Nanotechnologies
-  NDE technologies
- Polymer matrix composites
- Probabilistic approaches and design
- Processing and manufacturing technologies
- Recycling
- Repair technologies
- Sandwich technologies
- Standardization
- Structural design
- Testing and characterization
- Textile composites
- Wood and paper


24–29 June 2012 Bioinspired Materials

Davidson, NC, USA

The emerging, interdisciplinary field of Bioinspired Materials focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of the synthesis, directed self-assembly and hierarchical organization of natural occurring materials, and uses this understanding to engineer new bioinspired artificial materials for diverse applications. The inaugural 2012 Gordon Conference on Bioinspired Materials seeks to capture the excitement of this burgeoning field by a cutting-edge scientific program and roster of distinguished invited speakers and discussion leaders who will address the key issues in the field. The Conference will feature a wide range of topics, such as materials and devices from DNA, reprogramming the genetic code for design of new materials, peptide, protein and carbohydrate based materials, biomimetic systems, complexity in self-assembly, and biomedical applications of bioinspired materials. Invited speakers represent a variety of scientific disciplines, including biochemistry, chemistry, materials science and engineering and bioengineering. The Conference will promote cross-disciplinary fertilization of new ideas in this emerging field and will create a cohesive community by promoting interactions between junior scientists with prominent senior investigators.

- Reprogramming the genetic code
- Biomimetic systems
- New developments in polypeptides and peptoids
- Protein based materials
- Materials and devices with DNA
- Self-assembled peptides
- Carbohydrate-based materials
- Biomedical applications of bioinspired materials
- Complexity in self-assembly


19–22 April 2012 META’12, the 3rd International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Paris, France

META’12 will be the 3rd event of highly successful meetings where scientists and industrial experts meet to interchange results and ideas about this interdisciplinary field. The locations of the international conference circulate between different geographical regions. Following the meetings in Marrakesh—Morocco (2008) and Cairo—Egypt (2010), we are very pleased to welcome you to join us at META’12 in the City of Light, Paris, France, in April 2012!

- Metamaterials, negative index materials
- Graphene metamaterials
- Acoustic metamaterials
- Biophotonic materials
- Plasmonics
- Nanophotonics
- Coherent processes
- Photonic crystals
- Chiral, bianisotropic materials
- Structured, disordered media
- Transformational electromagnetics
- Extraordinary transmission, selective structures, high impedance surfaces
- Near-field optics
- Nano-optics


11–15 March 2012 TMS 2012: Linking Science and Technology for Global Solutions

Orlando, FL, USA

Materials science and engineering professionals hailing from more than 68 countries will gather amid the effervescent atmosphere of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to network, present research, share industrial applications and introduce innovation. This blend of academic, technical, business and social elements creates the perfect synergy to move research and development forward to produce applications that fuel global solutions.

- Materials science
- Metallurgy
- Science
- Energy
- Aluminum
- Microscopy
- Magnesium
- Nanotechnology
- High-temperature materials


26 February–1 March 2012 Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2012

Clearwater, FL, USA

Energy 2012 facilitates information sharing on the latest developments involving materials for alternative and renewable energy systems. Emphasis will be on materials challenges and innovations in areas of solar energy, wind power, hydro, geothermal, biomass, nuclear, hydrogen, electric grid and battery & energy storage.

MCARE 2012 is intended for not only scientists and engineers active in energy and materials science research, but also for those new to the field. Visit the Symposia section to learn more about the technical program or review the Schedule for more information. MCARE 2012 is a follow-up to Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2010.


28 November–2 December 2011 2011 MRS Fall Meeting

Boston, USA

The List of Symposia for the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting will include the following categories:

- Biomaterials
- Energy and the Encvironment
- Functional Material
- Materials Exploration
- Nanomaterials


30 October–2 November 2011 Third International Symposium on Advanced Ceramics and Technology for Sustainable Energy Applications (ACTSEA-2011)

Pingtung, Taiwan

Based on the continuous great success of the 2nd ACTSEA held in 2009, we are pleased to invite you to attend the 3rd ACTSEA. The purpose of this series of symposium is to provide an international scientific forum for discussion and exchange of ideas on the state-of-the-art in processing and properties and up-to-date research and development of advanced ceramics and technology for renewable and sustainable energy as well as energy efficient applications.

The participants from industries, universities, and research laboratories will discuss recent R&D advances, field applications, and current and future challenges for creating ceramics with unique properties as well as for bringing these ceramics to the marketplace.


19–20 September 2011 Phosphoros 2011 - International Workshop on Persistent Phosphors

Ghent, Belgium

Persistent (or afterglow) materials can emit light for hours after the excitation has stopped. This fascinating class of luminescent materials offers a wide range of applications, such as safety illumination, emergency signage, medical imaging, sensing and dosimeters. However, further development of materials and applications is hampered by 1) a limited understanding of the mechanism of persistent luminescence and 2) a relatively small number of phosphors with high afterglow intensity. The first “International workshop on Persistent Phosphors” offers an ideal opportunity to share experimental results with colleagues in the field and to instigate new collaborations. It will focus on all aspects of persistent phosphors (synthesis, optical and structural characterization, modelling, thermoluminescence, ...)


14–16 September 2011 4th International Workshop on Smart Materials & Structures & 3rd International Meeting on Materials for Electronic Applications

Agadir, Morocco

The 4th International Workshop on Smart Materials & Structures (SM&S) will be jointly organized with the 3rd International Meeting on Materials for Electronic Applications (IMMEA). The first and second IMMEA have been the encounter Forum for materials scientists from the Maghreb and middle-east countries while SM&S has been regularly organized in Kiel, Germany, and has hosted scientists mostly from Europe, Japan, China and USA. This joint Event should serve as an encounter forum for scientists from all over the world and particularly for scientists from Europe and south Mediterranean countries, aiming to help networking between the two communities. A particular attention will be paid to the participation of graduate students, and special packages for its promotion will be worked out. Emphasis of the conference will be placed on topics related to materials for energy harvesting, catalysis, sensing, environmental safety and sustainable growth.


29 August–2 September 2011 13th International Conference on Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals

Niagara Falls, Canada

Since the fi rst ICFLC in Arcachon (France) in 1987, the conference provides a unique forum for scientific exchanges in the area of chiral and polar soft matter. Topics ranging from the design and synthesis of new materials, their physical characterization and modeling, to their applications in new technologies will be covered. Pre-conference tutorials are also planned, and attendees will have opportunities to discover the wonderful Niagara Peninsula region, the world famous Niagara Falls, the first power station designed by Tesla, the wineries, casinos and many other attractions easily accessible from the conference venue.


10 July–14 January 2011 PacRim 9 - The 9th International Meeting of Pacific Rim Ceramic Societies

North Queensland, Australia

There will be 31 symposia covering the current status of ceramic and glass technology.

For scientific equipment manufacturers, service providers and other commercial organisations, this event presents a fantastic opportunity to showcase your products and services to a high quality audience brought together at a single venue.


4–7 July 2011 10th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC10)

Manchester, UK

The 'MC' conference series has provided a showcase for materials chemistry for almost two decades, and is the flagship event of the RSC's Materials Chemistry Division.

Recent editions of the MC series have been very successful: MC7, held in Edinburgh in 2005, attracted over 450 delegates; and MC8 saw 500 scientists present their work and network in central London. In 2009, the RSC was proud to incorporate MC9 into the scientific programme of the 42nd IUPAC World Congress (IUPAC 2009). Comprising 16 symposia across 5 of the congress' 17 parallel sessions, MC9 reached an audience of over 2000 delegates.


19–24 June 2011 Liquid Crystals

South Hadley, MA, USA

The 2011 Gordon Conference on Liquid Crystals will provide a venue for intellectual and enlightening discussions of ideas at the emerging and frontier of liquid crystal science and technology. The coverage of this conference will be extremely broad with topics including chemical synthesis and physical properties characterization of new, low-molecular weight, polymeric and elastomeric liquid crystalline materials, composites of liquid crystal with nanostructured materials and systems, biological materials and self-assembled systems where liquid crystal concepts and ordering are important, theory, modeling and simulation of biological, nanostructured and self-assembled systems, liquid crystals as electro-optic, photonic and sensing materials applications, future trends in liquid crystal based information displays, electronic books, and energy generation/harvesting devices.


25–29 April 2011 2011 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit

San Francisco, USA

The MRS Spring meeting has grown considerably in recent years, and the 2011 spring meeting looks to be the largest yet. We will feature 50 symposia involving the categories of Electronic and Photonic Materials, Materials for Energy and Sustainability, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Organic and Bio-Materials, and General Materials Science. To complement the scientific sessions, tutorials will provide detailed introductions to particularly exciting areas of research, while the exhibit will showcase products of interest to the materials community. The technical meeting and exhibits will be located at the Moscone West Convention Center and San Francisco Marriott Marquis.


23–28 January 2011 35th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC’11)

Florida, USA

This conference showcases cutting-edge research and product developments in advanced ceramics, armor ceramics, solid oxide fuel cells, ceramic coatings, bioceramics and more. ICACC’11 is designed for materials scientists, engineers, researchers and manufacturers, delivering the opportunity to share knowledge and state-of-the-art advancements in materials technology.


15–20 December 2010 Pacifichem 2010 - The 2010 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Pacifichem 2010 will be the six in the series of very successful cosponsored scientific conferences of Pacific Basin Chemical Societies.  Founded in 1984, these conferences have been held in Honolulu, Hawaii around every five years.  The theme of Pacifichem 2010 is Chemistry, technology and our global environment.  The conference will promote collaborations among Pacific Basin chemical scientists that improve the quality of life throughout the world and will feature a program highlighting recent contributions.


19–22 November 2010 Polymer Chemistry Conference 2010

The Ocean Coral, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

This conference will focus on polymer chemistry and materials science applied to biological problems of current relevance. Topics will include synthesis of functional polymers, integration of biomolecules, biohybrids, hydrogels, tissue engineering, controlled polymer synthesis, protein-sugar interactions, hybrid materials for disease diagnostics, biomaterials synthesis, and drug delivery.
World renowned scientists will give plenary lectures, and oral presentations will be selected from submitted abstracts.
Poster sessions and ongoing lively discussions are expected, and the participation of younger scientists is highly encouraged.


14–18 November 2010 3rd International Congress on Ceramics

Osaka, Japan

Early in 2005, the American Ceramic Society, the European Ceramic Society and the Ceramic Society of Japan announced a collaborative effort to provide leadership for the global ceramics community that would facilitate the use of ceramic and glass materials. That effort resulted in an agreement to organize a new biennial series of the International Congress on Ceramics, endorsed by the International Ceramic Federation (ICF).

The 1st International Congress on Ceramics (ICC1) was held in Canada, 2006, under the organization of the American Ceramic Society, and the 2nd Congress (ICC2) was held in Italy, 2008, hosted by the European Ceramic Society. Global business and technology leaders, scientists and researchers gathered to share ideas and visions of the future for ceramic and glass materials, and to engage the worldwide ceramics community in a collective effort to expand the use of these materials in both conventional as well as new and exciting applications.

It has been agreed that the 3rd Congress (ICC3) will be held in Japan, 2010, organized by the Ceramic Society of Japan (CerSJ). This Congress incorporates the 23rd Fall Meeting of Ceramic Society of Japan and the 20th Iketani Conference, and is endorsed and supported by ICF, Asia-Oceania Ceramic Federation (AOCF) as well as many other organizations. Following the styles of the previous two Congresses, the program is designed to advance ceramic and glass technologies to the next generation, through discussing the most recent advances, as well as developing the global roadmap that contains perspective and future trends.

The Congress will consist of voluntarily organized 22 symposia in the most topical and essential themes of ceramic and glass materials, including Characterization, design and processing technologies, Electro, magnetic and optical ceramics and devices, Energy and environment related ceramics and systems, Bio-ceramics and bio-technologies, Ceramics for advanced industry and safety society, and Innovation in traditional ceramics. It will also contain the two special symposia designated by the conference chair; "Emerging and Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Society" and "Road-Maps, Policies and R&D Strategies."

I would like to invite you to visit Osaka, the most vivid city of Japan with traditional culture and history, and actively participate in ICC3. The congress will provide an excellent opportunity for interactions and friendships with participants from over the world, who are involved in research, development, engineering, manufacturing, and application of ceramic and glass materials.

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Osaka, Japan in November, 2010!

Koichi Niihara,
President of the Ceramic Society of Japan


17–21 October 2010 MS&T 2010 - Materials Science and Technology 2010 Conference and Exhibition

Houston, Texas

MS&T annual conferences are hosted by four leading materials societies: ACerS, AIST, ASM and TMS. This partnership brings together scientists, engineers, students and suppliers to discuss current research & applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology. Since corrosion has become a very relevant topic to materials, NACE International will co-sponsor MS&T’10.

Technical Program Themes

  • Biomaterial Technology
  • Ceramic and Glass Materials
  • Corrosion Control and Sustainability
  • Electronic and Magnetic Materials
  • Environmental and Energy Issues
  • Fundamentals and Characterization
  • Iron and Steel
  • Materials Performance
  • Nanotechnology
  • Processing and Product Manufacturing
  • Special Topics


12–19 September 2010 The 13th School-Conference for Young Scientists, Current Topics in Organic Chemistry

Novosibirsk, Russia

The main topics of School-Conference will be:

  • Structure and reactivity of organic compounds
  • Molecular design and synthesis
  • Polymers, organic materials and nanomaterials
  • Synthesis of biologically active compounds and medicinal chemistry
  • Modern physical methods of investigation and analysis of organic substances and materials
  • Advanced trends in organic synthesis.


7–10 September 2010 2nd Asia Pacific Conference on Ionic Liquids and Green Processes

Bayshore Hotel, Dalian, China

Main Topics

  • Modeling and Computational studies
  • Structure, Spectroscopy and Thermodynamics
  • New Materials and Compounds
  • Syntheses and Catalysis
  • Separation and Transport Processes
  • Electrochemical and Energy Applications
  • Sustainable and Environmental Technologies
  • Process Engineering and Industrial Applications
  • Special Section: Young Scientists


22–27 August 2010 ICEM 2010

Korea International Exhibition Center, Seoul, Korea


Materials Research Society of Korea (MRS-K) cordially invites you to the IUMRS-ICEM 2010, which will be held from 22nd (Sun.) to 27th (Fri.) August at KINTEX, Seoul, Korea. The IUMRS-ICEM 2010 is the International Conference on Electronic Materials (ICEM) sponsored by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS). The IUMRS-ICEM 2010, which is held biannually, follows the successful conferences in Korea (ICEM 2002), San Francisco (ICEM 2004), Nice (ICEM 2006) and Sydney (ICEM 2008).

Differing from the ICEM 2002, which was successfully hosted by MRS-K and held in Jeju Island, the exotic and natural area of Korea, the ICEM 2010 will be held at Seoul-Gyunggi Metropolitan area, the most civilized and dynamic area of Korea. Seoul, the capital city of Korea, has been the center of the country in its long history from the prehistoric to the present day. The Seoul-Gyunggi Metropolitan area is the heart of Korea and very attractive area, since it embraces many historical monuments and cultural relics as well as several modernized shopping centers.

The IUMRS-ICEM 2010 proposes 22 symposia covering the general topics of electronic materials including semiconductor processing and devices, energy materials, thin film processing and applications, nanomaterials and nanoelectronics, and materials education and network. It aims to provide a opportunity to report and discuss scientific results in the field of electronic materials as well as to enhance possible future collaborations between numerous research groups from all over the world.

We look forward to seeing you at KINTEX, Seoul, Korea in 2010.

With best wishes,

Hyeong Joon Kim
General Chair, IUMRS-ICEM 2010


1–6 August 2010 11th International Conference on the Chemistry of Selenium and Tellurium (ICCST-11)

Oulu, Finland

The main themes of ICCST-11 are as follows:

  • Synthesis, structure, and bonding of novel selenium and tellurium compounds
  • Applications of selenium and tellurium reagents in organic synthesis
  • Mechanistic studies of selenium and tellurium compounds
  • Coordination chemistry involving selenium- and tellurium-containing ligands
  • Applications of selenium and tellurium compounds in materials science
  • Selenium and tellurium in biological systems
  • Theoretical and spectroscopic studies of selenium and tellurium compounds

The scientific program will consist of invited plenary and session lectures, oral contributions, and two poster sessions.


11–16 July 2010 Macro 2010: 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, UK

The 43rd IUPAC World Polymer Congress, \'Macro 2010\', is the latest in the series of the biennial meetings of the IUPAC Polymer Division. The series has been running for several decades and is the largest international multi-symposium conference dedicated to all aspects of polymer science and engineering.


4–10 July 2010 18th Annual International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (ICCE - 18)

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

The Goals of the ICCE-18 are:

  1. To bridge the gap between materials science, mechanics and processing of composites or Nano Materials
  2. Interdisciplinary research
  3. Leveraging of research resources and encouraging joint research between participants

The following symposia (among many others not listed here) will be highlighted:

Aging, Flammability; Materials Sciences (all areas); Bio- Natural Composites; Mathematical Modeling; Chemistry; Metallurgy (all areas); Coatings and Wear; Metal Matrix Composites; Ceramics Composites; Micromechanics; Computational Mech.; Nano-Materials; Damage and Fracture; Non-Destructive Testing; Polymers; Earthquake Engineering; Packaging Barrier; Electronic/Magnetic Mat.; Particulate Composites; Smart Composites; Experimental Techniques; Plastics Engineering; Powder Metallurgy; Structural Dynamics; Textile Composites; General Applications; Functionally Graded Mat,; Impact Engineering; Industrial Composites; Vibration, Buckling; Infrastructures Composites; Interface, Interphase; Wood or Construct. Mat.; Metals, Alloy, Minerals; Fiber/Matrix Properties; Characterization of Materials; Processing MMC, CMC, PAC


15–18 June 2010 6th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference (NanoTR6)

Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey

NanoTR - Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference is the most comprehensive meeting organized annually in Turkey in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The 6th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference (NanoTR6) will be held in Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, June15-18, 2010.

The objective of the 6th Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference is to bring scientists, students and engineers from different fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, engineering (electronic, textile, environment, mechanical), pharmacy and medicine to discuss the recent developments in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The conference scopes the following issues:

  • Nanomaterials including Nanoparticles, Nanocavities, Nanocrystals, Nano-porous materials
  • Nanotubes, Nanowires, Nanofilms
  • Nanomembranes, Nanostructures with catalytic properties, Electrochemical materials
  • Nanobiotechnology, Nanomedicine, Nanobionics, Nanotoxicology, biosensors, drug targeting and release, Applications of Nanotechnology in Medicine
  • Nanoelectronics, Spintronics, Nano-Magnetics, Quantum Computing, Qubits
  • Molecular and Supramolecular Materials, Organic and Hybrid Electronics: OLEDs, OTFTs, OSCs, DSSCs
  • Nano-Optics, Nano-Optoelectronics, Nano-Photonics
  • Nano-Fabrication, Nano-Lithography, Nano-Manipulation
  • Nanoscale Characterisation, Nano-imaging, Nanoscopy, Nano-metrology
  • NEMs, MEMs, Nano-Fluidics, Nano-Actuators, Nano-Sensors, Nano-robotics
  • Nanomechanics, Nanotribology, Nanocomposites
  • Nanotechnology for Energy (fuel cell, solar cell, hydrogen storage)
  • Nano in Textile, Agriculture and Food Science
  • Social, economical, and environmental Effects, Safety, Ethical issues


28–30 April 2010 The 6th International ECNP-Conference on Nanostructure Polymers and Nanocomposities

Madrid, Spain

The Conference will be organized with invited lectures, keynote presentations, oral contributions and sessions for exposition and discussion of posters. The following scientific topics will be covered:

  • Chemistry of nanostructured polymers and copolymers
  • Physics of soft matter in nanostructured polymers: relaxation phenomena, optoelectronic and magnetic properties
  • Nanostructured blends and copolymers
  • Nanofillers: carbon nanotubes and nanofibres, hybrids, POSS and metal-oxo clusters, nanocellulose, graphenes
  • Nanostructured coatings and adhesives
  • Processing of nanostructured polymers and nanocomposites
  • Advanced characterization techniques
  • Mathematical modelling of processes and properties
  • Environmental impact and Life Cycle Analysis Chemistry of nanostructured polymers and copolymers


14–16 September 2009 Resources 2009 Twin World Congress

Nagoya, Japan and Davos, Switzerland

The R’09 Twin World Congress promotes innovative technologies and frameworks for resource management to improve material and energy efficiencies in the production, use, and recycling of materials.

The R’09 Twin World Congress is the 9th event in the bi-annual R’ World Congress series started in 1993. It aims to improve material and energy efficiencies in industry, including energy supply, cement and building materials, metallurgical, chemical, glass, pulp and paper, machinery, the automobile and electronic industries as well as activities of collection, sorting, further treatment and final disposal of post-consumer material. The factor information and therefore the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are of increasing importance in resource management and will find special consideration at R’09.


14–16 September 2009 14th UK Polymer Colloids Forum - Annual Meeting

The Lawns Centre, Cottingham, UK

The organisers are aiming to accept contributions from a wide range of areas in the field of polymer colloids and their applications.


2–7 August 2009 42nd IUPAC Congress: Chemistry Solutions

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, UK

The programme features around 50 symposia, which will demonstrate the impact of the chemical sciences, highlighting exciting innovations with an overall focus on \'Chemistry Solutions\'. With around 15 parallel sessions taking place each day plus end of day satellite meetings still being added, there are a range of topics and talks to choose from.


29–31 July 2009 17th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-17)

Edinburgh, UK

This Conference will follow the pre-eminent tradition of the ICCM Conferences which, as you know, are the world\'s leading Composite Conference series. Internationally renowned composite scientists, engineers and designers from all over the globe continue to attend the ICCM series to present their frontier research findings and to keep up to date with latest achievements and developments in this very fast moving and high technology based field.


12–17 July 2009 European Polymer Congress 2009

Graz, Austria

The organizers of the European Polymer Congress 2009 cordially invite you to the forthcoming EPF’09 taking place July 12-17 2009, in Graz, Austria – in the heart of Europe. The European Polymer Congress is a biannual event covering all aspects of polymer science. During the last few decades, the EPF congresses have already attracted more than 800 participants.
The EPF’09 aims to bring together a wide range of polymer scientists, researchers, engineers, students and others. All major cutting edge topics of polymer science will be discussed in six parallel sessions including plenary lectures, keynote lectures, regular oral contributions and poster sessions.
Looking forward to seeing you in Graz!
Franz Stelzer
President of the EPF


7–9 June 2009 Frontiers in Polymer Science

Mainz, Germany

International Symposium Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Journal "polymer".


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