International Conference on Smart Materials and Surfaces

Conference Topics

The Smart Materials & Surfaces conference represents a powerful and unique opportunity to interact with a range of researchers all interested in creating and applying modified surfaces and materials. Sessions will include (but not restricted to) :

Development and Characterization of Multifunctional and Smart Materials/ Surfaces/ Coatings

  • Material/coating design, formulation, processing and characterisation.
  • Design and Theory of Smart Surfaces
  • New manufacturing technologies
  • Interface and interaction science
  • Hybrid/ composite materials design and optimisation
  • Biological and bio-inspired composite materials/coatings
  • Novel nano and microdevices
  • Nanocomposite, Bionanocomposite, etc
  • Nanostructured, nanoporous, etc
  • Piezoelectric, ferroelectric, electroactive, electromagnetic, self-healing, heating, sensing, ….materials.


Characterisation/ Properties of Active Materials/ Surfaces/ Coatings

  • Micro- and nano-characterization of mechanical and electromechanical properties
  • Damage, fatigue, aging, and fracture mechanics of smart devices
  • Design optimization
  • Mechanics of nano-devices
  • Continuum models for nonlinear multi-field coupled behavior
  • Micromechanical and thermodynamical modeling approaches
  • Nano-scale effects and atomistic modeling techniques
  • Advanced mathematical methods, finite element formulations and implementation
  • Modeling, Simulation and Control of Adaptive Systems
  • Integrated System Design and Implementation
  • Structural Health Monitoring


Smart Materials/ Coatings Applications

  • Energy harvesting and storage
  • MEMS and NEMS devices and applications
  • Biomedical, Prosthetic and Implant Materials, Biosensors,
  • Food and pharmaceutical packaging
  • Automotive, aerospace, textile, construction, etc