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.