2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium CP06-Smart Materials for Multifunctional Devices and Interfaces

There has been a steady growth in the area of "traditional" smart materials such as peizoelectric and shape memory materials over the past few decades. More recently, there is a growing recognition that there is great potential for substantial growth in the area of "new" smart materials such as high entropy alloys, gradient nanostructured materials and biomimetic materials, and "wearable" smart materials for biomedical applications, in the next decade. These advaces in the smart materials field are also likely to be driven by advances in many other non-materials fields such as Machine Learning, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence, which could enable SMART methods for microstructural design, e.g., invoking machine learning in alloy development. Hence, the proposed symposium brings the SMART theme in a fairly broad sense, to bridge the classical relationships between "processing - structure - properties - applications" paradigm in a variety of smart materials.

This symposium has the potential to be very interdisciplinary cutting across several disciplines such as materials science, chemistry, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and fashion design.

Topics will include:

  • Fundamental structure-property relationships in “Traditional” SMART materials
  • Fundamental structure-property relationships in "New" SMART materials
  • Novel wearable SMART materials for bio-medical applications
  • SMART methods to optimize the microstructural design for targeted applications

Invited Speakers:

  • Jeff de Hosson (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Maen Alkhader (American University, United Arab Emirates)
  • Madhu Bhaskaran (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia)
  • Chris Bowen (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
  • Krishna Challagulla (Laurentian University, Canada)
  • Ying-Hao Chu (Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
  • Perena Gouma (Ohio State University, USA)
  • Kalpana Katti (North Dakota State University, USA)
  • Javier Llorca (IMDEA, Spain, Spain)
  • Deyu Lu (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Qibing Pei (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Raj Vaidyanathan (University of Central Florida, USA)

Symposium Organizers

T. A. Venkatesh
Stony Brook University
Materials Science and Chemical Engineering

Shou-Yi Chang
National TsingHua University
Materials Science and Engineering

Ming Dao
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering

Lei Lu
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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