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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/ workshops/ EU projects sessions including:

  • Symposium 1: Multifunctional materials
  • Symposium 2: Composite and Hybrid material
  • Symposium 3: Smart materials, Micro/ Nano systems
  • Symposium 4: Smart coatings and surfaces
  • Symposium 5: Bioactive, Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials
  • Symposium 6: Magnetism and Magnetic materials
  • Symposium 7: Smart Textiles, Wearables & Internet of Things

More worksops, sessions details will be announced soon.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Vladimir Falko

Manchester University - United Kingdom

Dr. Mindaugas Lukosius

IHP, Institute for High Performance Microelectronics, Germany

Prof. Elisabetta Comini

University of Brescia, Italy

Dr. David Ruch

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg

Prof. Alessandro Lavacchi

ICCOM, CNR, Firenze, Italy

Dr. Nuria Castell

Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Norway

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