Conference topics

Contributions, mini-symposia and expositions are invited in the following and related scientific / engineering and technological research areas:

  • Materials and engineering design
  • Metals and alloys
  • Composite materials and structures
  • Ceramics and systems
  • Biomaterials, bio-tribology and devices
  • Nano and nanotechnology
  • Smart and adaptive material systems, including intelligent aeronautical materials and structures
  • Advanced experimental testing methods
  • Areas of Applications
  • Other related scientific/engineering and technological research areas.

Materials and engineering design

  • Advances and trends in industrial materials (including biomaterials) and their applications
  • Advanced metallic and non-metallic materials and composite systems
  • High performance materials
  • Advanced composite systems
  • Materials and structures under severe loading conditions including shock waves
  • Advanced aeronautical materials
  • Heat capacity and phase transition
  • Materials for energy generation industry
  • Materials for non-conventional energy generation industry (e.g. fuel cells and solar panels, etc.)
  • Solid-fluid interaction
  • Materials performance, modeling and prototyping
  • Fatigue and damage of materials and structures
  • Computational structural mechanics
  • Structural and multi-disciplinary optimization
  • Numerical methods, including optimization and simulation, databases, etc. of the material microstructure and pertinent macroscopic response behavior
  • Performance stability of engineering materials and structures
  • Interfaces and couplings in various types of environment
  • Reliability and security of structures through the application of advanced industrial materials
  • Innovative electro-mechanical material systems to increase efficiency, reliability, safety and security of engineering structures
  • Tribology
  • Material aging
  • Environment, health and safety
  • Informatics and standards
  • Material recycling
  • Social and economic impact
  • New directions
  • Others.

Metals and alloys

  • Metals and alloys for thermal energy production
  • Metals and alloys for severe loading conditions including shock waves
  • Light metals
  • Metal foam and superlight components
  • Plasticity and formability
  • Functional characterization: From Micro to Macro and vice-versa
  • performance, modeling and prototyping
  • Fracture and damage mechanics
  • Advanced materials processing, fabrication and manufacturing developments
  • Wear and wear resistance
  • Innovative corrosion control
  • Welding and adhesive joining
  • Nonlinear dynamics and coupled mechanical systems
  • Advanced experimental methods
  • Material aging
  • Material recycling
  • New directions
  • Others.

Composite materials and structures

  • Advanced composites and aerospace materials
  • Fiber-reinforced polymer composites for infrastructure applications
  • Natural materials and systems
  • Engineering materials made from recycled wastes
  • Hybrid materials and systems for the automobile industry among others
  • Homogenous and discrete material systems and structures
  • Multilayered and fibrous reinforced composite materials and structures
  • Advanced metallic and ceramic composite systems
  • Conductive composites and their industrial applications
  • Various types of composite-reinforcements including organic materials
  • Functional composites
  • Polymeric fibers to concrete adhesion
  • Polymeric matrices and their derivatives
  • Geologic materials and systems
  • Surface and interfacial science
  • Rheology, Viscoelasticity and Anelasticity
  • Viscous damping and contemporary architecture
  • Composite materials for infrastructure and non-conventional applications
  • Joining and adhesive bonding of composite materials and pertinent structures
  • Concrete and pavement research
  • Microstructures and micromechanics
  • Nanostructures and nanomechanics
  • Multi-scale modeling, prototyping and simulation of the performance of composite systems and pertinent structures
  • Advances in processing, fabrication and manufacturing methods
  • Failure mechanisms and prevention of failure in composite materials and structures
  • Advanced experimental methods
  • Material aging
  • Material recycling
  • New directions
  • Others.

Ceramics materials and systems

  • Piezoceramics systems and applications
  • Ceramics and non-metallic materials and systems
  • Applications of ceramics in very high temperatures thermal power applications
  • Simulations, including mapping, optimization and databases
  • Interfaces and couplings in severe environment
  • Material aging
  • Material recycling
  • New directions
  • Others.

Biomaterials and devices

  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Biomechanics and bioengineering
  • Biomedical materials, systems, devices and pertinent informatics
  • Biomemetics and bio-interfacial sciences
  • Biomaterials (Implants, Devices, Sensors)
  • Bio-composites
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Inorganic non-metallic matrix composites
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid composites
  • Microsystems technology
  • Functional materials for medical applications
  • Biodegradability, compostability and life cycle assessments
  • Engineered biomaterials: Linking physical and chemical properties to Biology
  • Erosion, corrosion and abrasion of biomaterials and systems
  • Interfaces and couplings in various types of environment
  • Biomechanics simulations, including mapping and optimization
  • Biothermodynamics, including pharmaceutical and medical applications
  • Bioinformatics and bioengineering
  • Advances in biosciences as pertinent to human performance in a severe environment
  • Advances in prostheses
  • Adaptive dynamic biomaterials and systems
  • Biomaterials aging
  • Advances in experimental methods as pertinent to biomaterials and biosystems
  • Functional characterization of biomaterials and systems
  • Material recycling
  • New directions
  • Others.

Nano and nanotechnology

  • Nanostructures and nanomechanics
  • Nanotubes
  • MEMS/NEMS and devices
  • Microstructures and photonics
  • Multifunctional, hybrid and nanomaterials
  • Bio-MEMS/Bio-NEMS materials and devices including Biomimetics
  • Numerical methods, optimization and prototyping including simulation
  • Advanced experimental methods
  • Nano-manufacturing processes
  • Nano-manufacturing characterization techniques
  • Social and economic impacts
  • New directions
  • Others.

Smart and adaptive material systems

  • Intelligent materials and structures, and their applications
  • Smart micro- and nanoelectronic devices and systems (including fiber-optic sensors)
  • Self-healing materials with time-memory
  • Functionalization of adaptive materials and pertinent engineering structures
  • Smart polymers (including smart paints)
  • Polymers and communication
  • Neural networks and fuzzy systems
  • Shape memory alloys for improved performance of fibre-reinforced plastics
  • Integrated and intelligent simulation techniques
  • Intelligent production devices
  • Electronic and computational materials
  • Reliability and security of structures through the application of advanced industrial materials
  • Innovative electro-mechanical material systems to increase efficiency, reliability, safety and security of engineering structures
  • Superconducting design applications
  • Systems intelligence
  • Control of intelligent systems and control intelligence
  • Adaptive dynamic materials and systems
  • Advanced experimental methods
  • Industry, human factors and social issues
  • Emergent technologies and new directions
  • Others.

Advanced experimental testing methods

  • Advanced experimental testing methods for the determination of the mechanical and physical characteristics of advanced engineering materials
  • Lasers and engineering materials
  • Maintainability and health monitoring
  • New imaging technologies (including medical imaging)
  • Spectroscopic solutions: (FT – IR) * IR Microscopy * Raman * NMR * UV-Vis
  • Artificial intelligence and pattern recognition techniques as pertinent to engineering materials and their applications
  • Other related scientific/engineering and technological research areas
  • New directions.

Areas of Applications

  • Energy and utilities
  • Aerospace and automotive industries
  • Computer Sciences
  • Electronics and semiconductor industries
  • Energy and utilities, including solar and hydro
  • Environment and civil infrastructure
  • Forest and paper products
  • Health Sciences
  • Materials, chemical industries and green manufacturing
  • Medical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Social and economic aspects
  • National security and defence
  • Other related scientific/engineering and technological research areas

Other related scientific/engineering and technological research areas

  • All Engineering Disciplines
  • Biochemistry; Biology; Biotechnology
  • Bio-derived Novel Materials
  • Biological Sciences
  • Cell-engineering; Chemical; Chemistry 
  •  Chemical Sciences
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
  • Educational Sciences
  • Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering
  • Electronics; Electronic engineering; Energy; Environment  
  • Energy and Fuels
  • Information Science and Bioinformatics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Forest and paper products technologies
  • Geology
  • Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Life Sciences  
  • Machinery; Maritime; Mathematics; Metallurgy
  • Mathematics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Other Engineering and Technology Disciplines
  • Materials in ART.
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