Track Categories

The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.

Materials science and engineering, involves the discovery and design of new materials. Many of the most pressing scientific problems humans currently face are due to the limitations of the materials that are available and, as a result, major breakthroughs in materials science are likely to affect the future of technology significantly. Materials scientists lay stress on understanding how the history of a material influences its structure, and thus its properties and performance. All engineered products from airplanes to musical instruments, alternative energy sources related to ecologically-friendly manufacturing processes, medical devices to artificial tissues, computer chips to data storage devices and many more are made from materials. The global market is projected to reach $6,000 million by 2020 and lodge a CAGR of 10.2% between 2015 and 2020 in terms of worth. The North American region remains the largest market, accompanied by Asia-Pacific. The Europe market is estimated to be growth at a steady rate due to economic redeem in the region along with the expanding concern for the building insulation and energy savings.
  • Track 1-1. Big data in materials science
  • Track 1-2. Computational materials science
  • Track 1-3. Coatings, surfaces and membranes
  • Track 1-4. Fiber, films and membranes
  • Track 1-5. Semiconductors
  • Track 1-6. Metal alloys
  • Track 1-7. Carbon nano structures and devices
  • Track 1-8. Quasi Crystals
  • Track 1-9. Graphene and Fullerenes
  • Track 1-10. Thermodynamics
  • Track 1-11. Composite materials
  • Track 1-12. Ceramics and Crystallography
  • Track 1-13. Forensic engineering
  • Track 1-14. Rare-earth magnets and their applications
This symposium focuses on recent technology development for nanoparticle synthesis and manufacturing with a particular focus on nanocomposites in a broad range of product areas. Submit an abstract and join researchers from around the world as we highlight the applications-focused research and innovation that will continue to broaden the impact of composite materials.
  • Track 2-1. Dry Synthesis Gas Phase, Aerosols, Reactors
  • Track 2-2. Wet Synthesis Sol-Gel, Emulsions
  • Track 2-3. Nanoparticle Characterization
  • Track 2-4. Quantum Dots Synthesis, Characterization and Applications
  • Track 2-5. Biomedical Applications
  • Track 2-6. Electrical, Magnetic, Optical Applications
  • Track 2-7. Nanocomposites
  • Track 2-8. Novel Applications
Approaches based on nanoscale materials, engineering, and technology are changing the very nature of electronics and the essence of how electronic devices are manufactured. Materials Science 2018 will highlight novel materials, fabrication processes, devices, designs, and architectures: revealing and inspiring the future of electronics. Please join innovators from industry, academia, and government laboratories from around the world at this keynote event.
  • Track 3-1. High Performance Transistors
  • Track 3-2. Memory Devices
  • Track 3-3. Quantum Materials and Devices
  • Track 3-4. Nanoelectronic Logic Materials
  • Track 3-5. Carbon Based Electronics Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes
  • Track 3-6. Devices and Interconnects
  • Track 3-7. Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing
  • Track 3-8. Novel Nanoelectonic Materials
The Materials Science 2018 Drug and Gene Delivery meeting will continue our focus on promising new materials and approaches for encapsulation, targeting and delivery for therapeutic and diagnostic applications in a range of disease areas. Submit your abstract and plan to participate in this dynamic event.
  • Track 4-1. Nanoparticle-Based Encapsulation, Targeting and Delivery
  • Track 4-2. Nanoparticle Based Encapsulation, Targeting and Delivery
  • Track 4-3. Controlled Release and Half Life Extension
  • Track 4-4. Biologic Targeting and Delivery
  • Track 4-5. Delivery of Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • Track 4-6. Novel Delivery Systems
Polymers are now a major materials used in many industrial applications. The prediction of their behavior depends on our understanding of these complex systems. Polymerization and polymer processing techniques thus requires molecular modeling techniques. As happens in all experimental sciences, understanding of complex physical phenomena requires modeling the system by focusing on only those aspects that are supposedly relevant to the observed behavior. Once a suitable model has been identified, it has to be validated by solving it and comparing its predictions with experiments. The global market for carbon fiber reached $1.8 billion in 2014, and further the market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 11.4%, to reach $3.5 billion in 2020. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic market reached $17.3 billion in 2014, and further the market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 12.3%, to reach $34.2 billion in 2020. The competition in the global carbon fiber and carbon fiber reinforced plastic market is intense within a few large players, such as Toray Toho, Mitsubishi, Hexcel, Formosa, SGL carbon, Cytec, Aksa, Hyosung, Sabic, etc.
  • Track 5-1. Synthesis and Characterization of Advanced polymers
  • Track 5-2. Polymeric Materials
  • Track 5-3. Corrosion and Wear Engineering
  • Track 5-4. Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Track 5-5. Superconducting Materials and Devices
  • Track 5-6. Process Utilities and Cogeneration
  • Track 5-7. Polymer Engineering
  • Track 5-8. Polymer membranes for environments and energy
  • Track 5-9. Composite Polymers and Plastics
  • Track 5-10. Organic-Inorganic hybrid systems
Material chemistry is one of the most talked topics in the last few years. They are the new branch of materials science which takes advantage of new developments in chemistry. In fact, chemistry may provide a complete new board of materials for materials scientists and engineers to use. Chemistry began, and largely continues today, to be inextricably associated with preparing, processing, and utilizing materials. Much of the focus of materials chemistry in discovering and developing materials that may be exploited for desired applications. Today, many materials chemists are synthesizing functional device materials, and the discipline is often seen as directed towards producing materials with function—electrical, optical, or magnetic. Material chemistry is involved in the designing and processing of materials. Material physics is the application of physics to describe the physical properties of materials. It is a combination of physical sciences such as solid mechanics, solid state physics, and materials science. Materials physics is considered a subset of condensed matter physics and applies fundamental condensed matter concepts to complex multiphase media. They have a wide usage in various fields which includes the development of Optoelectronic Materials and Devices and make use of quantum dots which are prevalent in semiconductors.
  • Track 6-1. Design and manufacture
  • Track 6-2. Synthesis and characterization
  • Track 6-3. Liquid crystals
  • Track 6-4. Synthesis of New Drugs
  • Track 6-5. Chemical metrology of materials
  • Track 6-6. Green chemistry
  • Track 6-7. Energy Applications of Materials
  • Track 6-8. Condensed matter physics
  • Track 6-9. High-energy beam processing
  • Track 6-10. Optoelectronics
  • Track 6-11. Optics and applications
  • Track 6-12. Applied physics in Materials Science
Graphene was the first 2D material to be isolated and other two-dimensional materials have a long list of unique properties that have made it a hot topic for intense scientific research and the development of technological applications. These also have huge potential in their own right or in combination with Graphene. The extraordinary physical properties of Graphene and other 2D materials have the potential to both enhance existing technologies and also create a range of new applications. Pure Graphene has an exceptionally wide range of mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Graphene can also greatly improve the thermal conductivity of a material improving heat dissipation. In applications which require very high electrical conductivity Graphene can either be used by itself or as an additive to other materials. Even in very low concentrations Graphene can greatly enhance the ability of electrical charge to flow in a material. Graphene’s ability to store electrical energy at very high densities is exceptional.
  • Track 7-1. Graphene Materials
  • Track 7-2. 2D materials beyond Graphene
  • Track 7-3. Graphene forms and Synthesis
  • Track 7-4. Refinement of Graphene and Functionalization
  • Track 7-5. Applications and Benefits of Graphene
This meeting focuses on emerging, industrially relevant, applications and advanced fabrication, modeling, materials, and devices, for Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Nano Electro Mechanical Systems (NEMS) and sensors. Submit your technical abstract today and join the leading innovators from industry, academic and government laboratories around the world at this important event.
  • Track 8-1. Novel Materials for MEMS and NEMS
  • Track 8-2. Novel MEMS and NEMS Fabrication and Processes
  • Track 8-3. Optical MEMS and NEMS
  • Track 8-4. Actuating Devices
  • Track 8-5. RF MEMS and NEMS, Resonators and Oscillators
  • Track 8-6. MEMS and NEMS Sensors
  • Track 8-7. MEMS and NEMS Energy Harvesting
  • Track 8-8. Novel MEMS and NEMS Devices
  • Track 8-9. MEMS Device Modeling
  • Track 8-10. Device and Circuit Simulation
Solar energy is a top priority of the department, and we are devoting extensive resources to developing photovoltaic cells that are both more efficient and less costly than current technology. We also have extensive research around next-generation battery technology. Materials performance lies at the heart of the development and optimization of green energy technologies and computational methods now plays a major role in modeling and predicting the properties of complex materials.
  • Track 9-1. Soft Materials
  • Track 9-2. Bio-polymeric Materials
  • Track 9-3. Organ Implants
  • Track 9-4. Bio-mineralization
  • Track 9-5. Sustainability
  • Track 9-6. Source reduction
  • Track 9-7. Nano-electronics, Nano-mechanics
  • Track 9-8. Bio-inspired Materials and Biomimetic Materials
Most technological research includes advanced material characterization needs. This event promotes rapid education, dissemination, and commercialization of new characterization techniques into industries based in both physical and life sciences. It seeks to introduce general technique types to newcomers, report pioneering methods, and drill down into new physical understandings, all the while addressing applications useful to industrial engineers and technicians. As can be seen by the list of topics below, all major characterization capabilities are covered including microscopy (electron, optical, scanning probe), spectroscopy, x-ray based methods and hybrid techniques.Advances in characterization include not only far-field probes (e.g., beams of electrons, ions, neutrons or photons) and near-field probes (indentors, nanotips, fibers and nanotubes), but also a growing intellectual component whereby data are manipulated, analyzed, rendered and simulated to yield meaningful information.
  • Track 10-1. Nanoparticles Characterization Dimensions, Shape, Concentration, Orientation in a Matrix, Polydispersity, Metrology
  • Track 10-2. Composites Characterization From Nano to Micron Scale
  • Track 10-3. Near-Surface Characterization and Functionalization Thin Films and Coatings, Soft Matter Photovoltaics, Dewetting, Adhesion, Tribology
  • Track 10-4. Mesoporous Materials and Catalysts for Energy Applications
  • Track 10-5. Morphology in Polymer-Based Technologies Crystallization, Phase Segregation, Thermal Behavior, Gelation, Networks
  • Track 10-6. Correlative Techniques and In-Situ Characterization
  • Track 10-7. Advances in Instrumentation
Energy applications research regularly concentrates on upgrading gravimetric storage density and ion transport of the materials. However, the prerequisites for energy units applications can be essentially distinctive and amiable to a more extensive class of potential materials. Various geophysical and social pressures are compelling a movement from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. To impact this change, we should make the materials that will bolster emergent energy technologies. Energy derived from sub is the most extreme need to create photovoltaic cells that are productive and financially savvy. Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Stanford University, leading broad exploration on metal hydride materials and carbon nanotube-based materials for hydrogen stockpiling to meet Energy necessities worldwide.We must create the materials that will support emergent energy technologies. Solar energy is a top priority of the department, and we are devoting extensive resources to developing photovoltaic cells that are both more efficient and less costly than current technology.
  • Track 11-1. Lithium ion Batteries
  • Track 11-2. Battery materials and their types
  • Track 11-3. Fuel cell materials
  • Track 11-4. Solar cells and energy materials
  • Track 11-5. Thermoelectric materials
  • Track 11-6. Photovoltaic devices
  • Track 11-7. Semiconductor Materials
  • Track 11-8. Large-scale grid storage
  • Track 11-9. Quantum dot devices
  • Track 11-10. Energy harvesting technologies
  • Track 11-11. Materials for energy saving and sustainability
Advanced Materials are at the heart of many technological developments that touch our lives. Electronic materials for communication and information technology, optical fibers, laser fibers sensors for intelligent environment, energy materials for renewable energy and environment, light alloys for better transportation, materials for strategic applications and more. Advance materials have a wider role to play in the upcoming future years because of its multiple uses and can be of a greater help for whole humanity.The global market for polyurethanes has been growing at a CAGR (2016-2021) of 6.9%, driven by various application industries, such as, automotive; bedding and furniture; building and construction; packaging; electronics and footwear. In 2015, Asia-Pacific dominated the global polyurethanes market, followed by Europe and North America. BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, Mitsui Chemicals, Nippon Polyurethanes, Trelleborg, Woodbridge are some of the major manufacturers of polyurethanes across regions.
  • Track 12-1. Smart robots
  • Track 12-2. Energy storage device
  • Track 12-3. Electrochromic materials
  • Track 12-4. Thin films and thick films
  • Track 12-5. Novel nano and micro-devices
  • Track 12-6. Design and theory of smart surfaces
  • Track 12-7. MEMS and NEMS devices and applications
  • Track 12-8. Sensing and actuation
  • Track 12-9. Structural health monitoring
  • Track 12-10. Architecture and cultural heritage
  • Track 12-11. Semiconductors and superconductors
  • Track 12-12. Super Alloy and Lithium-ion batteries
  • Track 12-13. Photovoltaics, fuel cells and solar cells
  • Track 12-14. Sensors and smart structures technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace systems
Nanotechnology is the engineering of practical systems at the subatomic scale. This spreads both current work and ideas that are further developed. In its unique sense, nanotechnology suggests the expected ability to fabricate things from the base up, utilizing methods and instruments being created today to make finish, elite items. Two guideline strategies are used in nanotechnology are the "base up" procedure, materials and contraptions are delivered utilizing sub-atomic parts which gather themselves artificially by models of nuclear acknowledgment. In the "top-down" technique, nano-objects are worked from greater components without nuclear level control. Advancement of utilizations fusing semiconductor nanoparticles to be utilized as a part of the up and coming age of items, for example, show innovation, lighting, sun powered cells and organic imaging; see quantum specks. Late use of nanomaterials incorporates a scope of biomedical applications. Nanomaterials research takes a materials science-based approach to nanotechnology, influencing advances in materials metrology and synthesis which have been developed in support of microfabrication research. Materials with structure at the nanoscale level o have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties.
  • Track 13-1. Carbon nanomaterials
  • Track 13-2. Nanoparticles and Devices
  • Track 13-3. Nanophotonics and optics
  • Track 13-4. Thin films and coating
  • Track 13-5. Surface nanoscience
  • Track 13-6. Nanofabrication
  • Track 13-7. Graphene technologies
  • Track 13-8. Nanomechanics
  • Track 13-9. Nanomedicine
  • Track 13-10. Nanobiotechnology
  • Track 13-11. Drug delivery
  • Track 13-12. Nanomaterials and nanocomposites
  • Track 13-13. Risks and regulation of nanotechnology
  • Track 14-1. CNT Structure MWNT, SWNT, DWNT
  • Track 14-2. Carbon Nanotube Based Devices
  • Track 14-3. Aerospace Industry Applications
  • Track 14-4. Solar and Battery Applications
  • Track 14-5. Composites
  • Track 14-6. Graphene Synthesis and Applications
  • Track 14-7. Characterization
This special symposium focuses on the novel design, synthesis, and commercial production of nanostructured materials for catalysis applications. Submit an abstract and join researchers from around the world as we highlight the applications-focused research and innovation that will continue to broaden the impact of nanostructured catalysts.
  • Track 15-1. Catalyst Applications for Clean Energy, Environment and Materials
  • Track 15-2. Theory, Simulation and Modeling Approaches
Biomaterials are in the service of mankind through ancient times but subsequent evolution has made them more versatile and has increased their usage. Biomaterials have transformed the areas like bioengineering and tissue engineering for the development of strategies to counter life threatening diseases. These concepts and technologies are being used for the treatment of different diseases like cardiac failure, fractures, deep skin injuries, etc. Research is being performed to improve the existing methods and for the innovation of new approaches. With the current progress in biomaterials we can expect a future healthcare which will be economically feasible to us. Equipment and consumables was worth US$ 47.7 billion in 2014 and is further expected to reach US$ 55.5 billion in 2020 with a CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 3%. The dental equipment is the fastest growing market due to continuous technological innovations. The overall market is driven by increasing demand for professional dental services and growing consumer awareness.
  • Track 16-1. Biomedical Devices and Applications
  • Track 16-2. Bioinspired materials
  • Track 16-3. Radiotherapy
  • Track 16-4. Biomaterials imaging
  • Track 16-5. Biopolymers and bioplastics
  • Track 16-6. Friction, wear and fatigue in biomaterials
  • Track 16-7. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Track 16-8. Surfaces and interfaces of biomaterials
  • Track 16-9. 3D printing of organs and tissue
  • Track 16-10. Hard and soft tissues
  • Track 16-11. Body implants and prosthesis
Innovations in materials and processing, and in our understanding and control of consumer perceivable performance, enable exciting new products. The challenge of consumer trends and drivers such as all-natural/bio-based products, multifunctional products, preservative-free products, bring industry leaders to the Materials for Personal/Home Care and Cosmetics to hear about the latest applications-focused research and development.
  • Track 17-1. Product Structure and Rheology
  • Track 17-2. Encapsulation and Delivery of Fragrance and Actives
  • Track 17-3. Surface Interactions Enhancing Deposition and Cleaning
  • Track 17-4. Strategies for Extending Shelf-Life
  • Track 17-5. Formulation for Multi-Functional Skin and Hair Products
  • Track 17-6. Skin Structure and Hydration Innovations in Testing and Products
  • Track 17-7. Formulating with Novel Sustainable and Biosourced Materials
  • Track 17-8. Modeling and Informatics
A concern for the environment, regulatory pressure, and recognition of consumer preferences, are driving innovation in materials development towards more sustainable and efficient products and processes. Submit your abstract and participate in this special meeting highlighting international research and development efforts and success stories in the development of a more sustainable future.
  • Track 18-1. Sustainable Polymer Materials
  • Track 18-2. Natural and Renewable Composites
  • Track 18-3. Innovations in Biobased Materials
  • Track 18-4. Green Electronics
  • Track 18-5. Waste Reduction, Remediation
  • Track 18-6. Lighting and Display
  • Track 18-7. Materials for Energy Transport and Grid Technologies
  • Track 18-8. Green Chemistry and Materials Case Studies
The Informatics, Modeling and Simulation meeting provides a comprehensive forum for the multidisciplinary materials design, modeling, simulation, and informatics communities. The 2018 meeting will feature presentations on the latest applications-focused research and development in computational methods, tools and simulation for advanced materials and formulation design. It will also highlight informatics and knowledge management issues including data management and expansion of data pattern recognition, structure-property correlation, and data-based prediction capabilities.
  • Track 19-1. Materials Informatics
  • Track 19-2. Multiscale Modeling of Advanced Materials
  • Track 19-3. Molecular Modeling
  • Track 19-4. Materials Design Using Quantum Chemistry
  • Track 19-5. Novel Modeling Methods and Theory
  • Track 19-6. Modeling and Simulation of Polymer Nanostructures
  • Track 19-7. Modeling Catalytic Surfaces and Reactions
  • Track 19-8. Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
  • Track 19-9. Innovations In Computer-Aided Materials Design
This meeting will feature materials that are ready for commercial application. We will also spotlight new research and development: innovative and disruptive technologies, materials, and approaches that could provide game-changing increases in performance in future engineering applications. Please submit an abstract and plan to join innovators from industry, academic and government laboratories around the world at this important event.
  • Track 20-1. Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Track 20-2. Next Generation Alloys and Ceramics
  • Track 20-3. Polymer Composites
  • Track 20-4. Bio-Based Materials
  • Track 20-5. Advanced Coatings Technologies
  • Track 20-6. Soft Matter and Colloids
We encourage submissions to this meeting from forward-thinking leaders in the 3D printing field interested in sharing their innovations with the attending technical and corporate communities.
  • Track 21-1. Innovations in Additive Manufacturing
  • Track 21-2. Materials Innovation
  • Track 21-3. Modeling and Simulation
  • Track 21-4. Microscale and Nanoscale 3D printing