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The 6th Edition Smart Materials & Surfaces conference, SMS 2021, 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 2021 Conference themes are as follow:

  • Advances in Functional and Multifunctional Materials
  • Hybrid and composites 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 2021)

In addition to the above main conference sessions, the event will host several focused Symposia/ EU projects workshops

  • Symposium on Multifunctional materials
  • Symposium on composite materials
  • Symposium on Smart materials, Micro/ Nano systems
  • Symposium on Smart coatings and surfaces
  • Symposium on Magnetic materials and devices
  • Symposium on Smart Textiles, Wearables & Internet of Things
  • Symposium on Novel Membrane Materials
  • Symposium on 2D Materials
  • Workshop on EUCALIVA EU Project: EUCAlyptus LIgnin VAlorisation for Advanced Materials and Carbon Fibres
  • Workshop on InComEss EU Project: INnovative polymer-based COmposite systeMs for high-efficient Energy Scavenging and Storage

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Manfred Kohl

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Prof. Vladimir Falko

Manchester University - United Kingdom

Prof. Bunsho Ohtani

Hokkaido University, Japan

Prof. Elisabetta Comini

University of Brescia, Italy

Prof. Jeremy Levy

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Prof. Kari Ullakko

LUT University, Finland

Prof. Filiberto Bilotti

Roma Tre University, Italy

Prof. Ho Won Jang

Seoul National University, Rep. of Korea

Prof. Alessandro Lavacchi

ICCOM, CNR, Firenze, Italy

Prof. Yoke Khin Yap

Michigan Technological University, USA

Prof. Ying-Hao Chu

National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Prof. Jérôme Cornil

Université de Mons, Belgium

Dr. David Ruch

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg

Dr. Gianluca Fiori

University of Pisa, Italy

Prof. Patricia Luis,

Louvain School of Engineering, Belgium

Prof. Junwang (John) Tang

University College London, UK

Prof. Andrea Alù

University of New York, USA

Prof. Susan Trolier-McKinstry

The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Dr. Petr Sittner

Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

Dr. Pietro Siciliano

Institute of Microelectronics and Microsystems IMM-CNR, Italy

Dr. Mindaugas Lukosius

IHP, Institute for High Performance Microelectronics, Germany

Prof. Wei Lu

University of Michigan, USA

Dr. Petra Franitza

Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI), Germany

Dr. Ilangko Balasingham

Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Dr. Johanna Lahti

Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Dr. Camilla Baratto

CNR-INO Brescia, Italy

Dr. Anna Laromaine

Institut Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Evgeny Tsymbal

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Prof. Jie Yang

RMIT University, Australia

Dr. Nuria Castell

Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway

Dr. Salim Belouettar

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Dr. Wei Min Huang

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Shreeniwas K. Omanwar

Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, India

Prof. Murugan Ramalingam

The Vellore Institute of Technology, India

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