2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium SF03-Plasma Technologies for Emerging Materials Science and Applications

Plasma technologies underpin a vast range of processes with unique characteristics that can benefit the synthesis and processing of emerging materials, from industrial settings to cutting-edge laboratory investigations. Plasma-based techniques offer a wide range of experimental conditions, varying from low-to high-pressure and including diverging degrees of equilibrium (from thermal equilibrium to non-equilibrium). These features are key to develop next generation materials and their potential integrations for advanced applications. Due to the wide range of processing conditions and the characteristic energy coupling, the unique reaction pathways of plasmas are now enabling the development of cutting edge next-generation material processes, which include the potential of many plasma-enhanced techniques as well as rapidly emerging approaches. This symposium is a forum that brings together experts in different fields that encompass different areas of plasma-based synthesis, processing and applications. Specifically, the symposium aims to highlight how plasmas can greatly contribute to the development of functional 2D and quantum materials synthesis, innovative 3D printing, next generation electronics and 5G communications, biosensors and biomaterials, lightweight and high-strength composites, processes for flexible/textile and unconventional surfaces. It will emphasize materials with unique and tailored properties for energy and catalysis applications, materials for extreme conditions and structural composites. Further, the complexity of plasmas ideally lends itself to data-driven materials research. Therefore, the symposium will also include topics that relate to artificial intelligence, machine learning and in situ and operando characterization, allowing optimization of material synthesis and treatment and efficient exploration in the parameter space.

Topics will include:

  • Plasmas for 3D printing, bioprinting and additive manufacturing
  • Plasma synthesis and processing of nanomaterials
  • Plasma processes for biosensors and biomaterials synthesis
  • Plasma for e-textiles, flexible electronics and other unconventional surfaces
  • Plasmas for light-weight/high-strength composites
  • Plasma synthesis and processing of materials for energy harvesting and storage systems
  • Plasma synthesis and treatment of materials for extreme conditions
  • Plasma catalysis and plasma synthesis of materials for catalysis
  • Machine Learning, artificial intelligence etc. applied to plasma processes
  • Diagnostics and fundamental plasma science for materials processes
  • Plasma-activated materials processing in/with liquid
  • Plasma surface engineering and functionalization

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Rebecca Anthony (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Marcela Bilek (The University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Nicolas Boscher (Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg)
  • Sylvain Coulombe (McGill University, Canada)
  • David Graves (Princeton University, USA)
  • Makoto Kambara (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Achim von Keudell (Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)
  • Maria Losurdo (National Research Council, Italy)
  • Yongfeng Lu (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, USA)
  • Francoise Massines (University of Perpignan Via Domitia, France)
  • Ali Mesbah (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Erik Neyts (University of Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Tomohiro Nozaki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Daphne Pappas (Plasmatreat USA, USA)
  • Haruka Suzuki (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Xin Tu (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
  • Chundong Wang (Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China)
  • Meng-Jiy Wang (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
  • Chi-Chin Wu (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Wei-Hung Chiang
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering

Carla Berrospe-Rodriguez
University of California, Riverside
Mechanical Engineering

Fiorenza Fanelli
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Institute of Nanotechnology

Tsuyohito Ito
The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

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