5th Edition International Smart Materials and Surfaces - SMS 2019  Conference

The 5th Edition Smart Materials & Surfaces conference, SMS 2019, is a three-days event targeting researchers interested in the design, modification, characterization and applications of Novel Smart Materials, Surfaces and Structures. It covers the most promising areas of the smart and multifunctional materials R&D and report recent advances on creatively modified Materials. The goal of conference is to provide a global platform for researchers and engineers coming from academia and industry and different regions of the world to present their research results and activities in this emerging research field. The conference will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange face-to-face their novel ideas and experiences with the international experts during plenary & invited talks, oral presentations and posters sessions.

Conference topics/themes:

SMS 2019 Conference themes are as follow:

  • Advances in Functional and Multifunctional Materials
  • Hybrid materials
  • Shape Memory Materials: State-of-the-art Research and Applications
  • Advances in Multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and applications
  • Advances in Inorganic Luminescent Materials and Applications
  • Metamaterials and Metadevices
  • Electro-active polymers: current capabilities and challenges
  • Catalytic materials
  • Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • Energy Harvesting via Smart Materials
  • Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity
  • Stretchable and Flexible Electronic Materials & Devices
  • Bioinspired Materials
  • Biomimetic bioactive biomaterials – the novel materials of implantable devices
  • Stimuli Responsive Materials
  • Intelligent drug delivery and release systems
  • New Materials for sensors and actuators: Sensing the Future with New Materials
  • Progress in Wearable/Wireless and Implantable Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications 
  • Intelligent Materials for Textiles
  • Fire retardant materials and surfaces
  • Smart Materials & Micro/Nanosystems
  • Graphene and Other Emerging 2D-layered Nanomaterials (European Graphene Forum)

Focused sessions:

Multifunctional smart coatings and surfaces

Composite and Hybrid materials

Optically Engineered Surfaces – Manufacturing of 3D nanostructured optics (H2020 project PHENOMENON)

Smart materials, Micro/ Nano systems

Ionic Liquid-based Materials

Smart sensors

Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials

Novel materials for drug and gene delivery

Automotive composites

Magnetism and Magnetic materials

Smart Textiles, Wearables & Internet of Things

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Michael Sinapius

Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

Prof. Seiki Chiba

CEO, Chiba Science Institute, Japan

Prof. Mário Ferreira

University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal

Prof. Jinsong Shen

De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

Prof. Jean-François Gérard

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France

Dr. Lena Berglin

University of Borås, Sweden

Dr. Salvador Eslava

University of Bath, UK

Prof. Laurent Cognet

University of Bordeaux, France

Prof. Isabel Amaral

University NOVA of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Peter Fischer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Dr. Yarjan Abdul Samad

Cambridge Graphene Centre, United Kingdom

Prof. Paula M. Vilarinho

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Dr. Kerri Akiwowo

Loughborough University, UK

Prof. Jordi Arbiol

ICREA and Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), CSIC and BIST, Catalonia, Spain

Prof. Peng Feng

Tsinghua University, China

Prof. Elvira Fortunato

New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. José María De Teresa

INMA, CSIC-University of Zaragoza, Spain

Dr. Louis Tredoux

AAT Composites (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Prof. Galina Mihaleva

School of Art, Design and Media, Singapore

Mr. Paulo Cadeia

Centro Tecnológico das Indústrias Têxtil e do Vestuário (CITEVE), Portugal (to be confirmed)

Prof. Aurelio Araujo

University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr. Christos Riziotis

National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece

Prof. Jannick Rumeau

University of Lyon, France

Prof. Teresa Vieira

University of Coimbra, Portugal

Prof José Miguel López-Higuera

University of Cantabria, Spain

Prof. Paula Teixeira Ferreira

Minho University, Portugal

Prof. Antonella Macagnano

Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research-National Research Council, Italy

Dr. Raul Arenal

University of Zaragoza, Spain

Dr. Laurence Noirez

Laboratoire Léon Brillouin- CEA/ CNRS, France

Prof. Kaspar Jansen

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Dr. Xiaoyi Bao

University of Ottawa, Canada

Mr. Pablo M. Romero

AIMEN Technology Centre, Spain

Dr. Maria Farsari

IESL-FORTH- Crete, Greece

Dr. Patrice Baldeck

ENS Lyon, France

Dr. Lieven Penninck

PlanOpSim, Belgium

Invited Speakers

Dr. Jordi Comelles

Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Spain

Ms. Paula do Vale Pereira

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA



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