Materials Science 2020 is delighted to welcome all the participants around the globe to participate in the “8th International Conference on Materials Science and Nanotechnology”, a global two days event that is set to happen between 21st and 22nd of September 2020 in London, United Kingdom. After an enormous response to Materials science 2019 in Rome, Italy, the current edition of materials science conference Materials science 2020 will act as a common ground for all the professionals and researchers to gather and have a great time and updating their knowledge at the same time. The materials science conference will revolve around the theme “Trends and prospects of materials science and nanotechnology”.
The world is gifted with a wealth of resources for the living organisms to utilize and develop but it has its own limitations. The number of materials that are being generated has become less and is considered weak nowadays. Materials Science 2020 will help the delegates and research peoples around the world about the newest inventions and design principles that are being developed and their integration across various fields. The introduction of nanotechnology in the field of materials science turned out to be a game-changer as it provides an even simpler and effective solution to the existing material crisis. The conference will focus on the nanotechnological changes which shaped up the domain of materials science and how it has evolved over a period.
Materials Science 2020 also allows various industrial personalities and scholars to share their ideas and the scope of the materials science and the prospects whose potential is not clearly known but can change any industrial process and having a positive environmental and economic performance.
Materials Science 2020 will provide a unique opportunity to student delegates and presenters to showcase their talent and getting valuable remarks from well-renowned researchers and scholars and can meet some of the most eminent industrialists at the same time.
The sessions are designed in materials science 2020 are based on the recent advancements and innovations in the field of materials science and it can help the attendees to know about the latest research scope and the areas that are being focused currently in the domain of materials science and nanotechnology. The conference not only focuses on the field of materials engineering but also identifies and explains the impact of materials science and nanotechnology across various domains and its flexible nature to provide problem-solving solutions with maximum accuracy. The research works that contribute to the field of materials science are highly welcomed and provides a spotlight to such individuals by recognizing their works and rewarding them for their work which has the potential to contribute to a much greater extent.
In the field of nanotechnology, the conference focuses on the field of nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and nanomedicine due to their importance and the constant innovations that are being made at that field. The performance of such products on global market is also commendable and the conference aims to enrich the researchers with the advancements that are made and to provide insights on the ways they can be improved and developed as a novel product.
Who should attend?
- Materials engineer
- Industry professionals
- Electrical engineers
- Forensic engineer
- Nanomaterials designer
- Business professionals
- Optical engineers
- Metallurgical engineers
- Polymer engineer
- Automotive engineer
- Robotics Engineer
Materials have been central to the progress, prosperity, security, and quality of lifestyle of humans since the preface of history. The intellectual foundation of the field, “Materials Science and Engineering” begun to take shape and to achieve recognition in the last 25 years, especially in the last decade. MSE or Material Science and Engineering combine the principles of engineering, metallurgy, physics, and chemistry to solve the real-world problems associated with the major engineering disciplines like nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, energy manufacturing, etc. Material science and Engineering stands upon four basics. This field deals with the invention of new materials and the improvement of previously known materials by developing a better knowledge of the microstructure composition-synthesis-processing relations.
- Characterization and processing of materials
- Material properties
- 3D printing and 4D printing
- Strength of materials
- Advanced materials
- Material designing
- Computational modelling and simulation
A biomaterial are substances that are derived naturally or synthetically derived or by the combination of substance. It can be liquid or solid, unable to augment, nurture or candidly live in general. Biomaterial Science is the study of biomaterials. Biomaterials are broadly used in replace or repair missing tissue. The department of biomaterials is active development and portraying of biomaterials mostly for drug delivery, tissue engineering , orthopaedics and wound heal application. Mainly three types of biomaterials are used for medical devices i.e; ceramics and polymers.
Tissue Engineering is the field that deals with the damaged or diseased tissues by replacing them with synthetic prostheses. This field evolved from the field of biomaterials development. The objective of tissue engineering is to congregate useful fabrications that can restore, sustain or refine damaged tissues to improve functionality. Tissue Engineering is rapidly growing as advanced innovative therapeutics as the clinical needs of organs and organ donors are unmet.
- Advanced hydrogels
- Biofunctional hydrogels
- Scaffolds for tissue engineering
- Invito culturing
- Cell harvesting
The gothic ages where stone, bronze, iron was used have now steered to the developing of minerals, ceramics from where the Metallurgy field evoked. The word, “Smart”, is enough for encapsulation of this type of material. They have one or more than one special property that made them smart from other materials. These materials can respond to change in their adjacent. Smart Materials are broadly used now a day in most of the fields like automobile and manufacturing, fabrication, aerospace, etc, as the properties can alter under a controlled condition and the answer to many modish problems. In a universe of lessening assets, they guarantee swell legitimate of merchandise through improved proficiency and preventive upkeep. In a universe of wellbeing and safety menacing, they offer early detection, self-regulated diagnosis, and even self-fix.
- Shape memory alloys
- Smart girds, smart home networks
- Smart fabrics and wearable technology
- Polymer based smart materials
- Integrated system design and implementation
- Shape memory polymers
- Smart biopolymers
- Magento-rheological fluids
In the future, the main concern for humans will be health, food, energy and resources, mobility and infrastructure and communication. Undoubtedly polymers will play a key role to find a prosperous way to deal with these challenges. In the aspect of property range, diversity, performance characteristics and application polymers offer modernity and versatility that can barely be touched by another kind of material. In the field of pharmacy, polymers play an important role by constructed many devices in medicine and even some artificial organs from synthetic polymers, in gene delivery systems, stem cell biology, etc.
- Polymers in stem cell biology
- Self-healing and reprocess-able polymers
- Smart polymers
- Biopolymers in drug delivery
- Photon management by polymers
- Silicones Development
- In-gene Delivery system
The study of Ceramic materials and their properties is an important part of material science. It is a non-metallic and inorganic compound. The word ceramics comes from a Greek word "Keramos" or "Ceramos" that means burnt earth or burnt clay which is directed to the word pottery. Ceramic is used in so many fields including electrical, aerospace and making exceptionally hard and high-performance cutting tools, electronics and many more. Silicon dioxide is used in making microchip i.e integrated circuit; to make the nose cones heat-protective on space rockets, lithium-silicon oxide is used. Piezoelectric materials, Barium Titanate (BaTiO3) and semiconductor materials are utterly used for the production of oscillators, vibrators, temperature sensors, ceramic capacitors, etc in the field of electronic and electrical industries. Today when we speak of optical material we indirectly indicate to the optoelectronic uses, from medical diagnostics to information technology to molecular electronics and power generation research in optoelectronics at Penn state range.
- Oxides, semiconductors and dielectrics
- Optics and photonics
- Optical nanostructures
- Fabrication of ceramics
- Advanced waste ceramics
- Computational design of ceramic material
- Ceramics for environment and energy application
Session 6: Energy Harvesting Materials
Energy harvesting or energy scavenging or power harvesting is the process of deriving energy from external resources. The process captures a small amount of energy that would be lost in the form of light, heat, sound, movement or vibration. It uses this captured energy to enable new technology like a wireless sensor network, improve efficiency like computing cost would be cut significantly if waste heat were harvested and help powering the computer in an maintenance-free, environment-friendly way. This opens up new applications such as deploying EH sensors to monitor remote or underwater locations and all these work can be done by different materials and are called Energy Harvesting Materials. These materials are proficient in replacing the batteries for small, low power electronic devices and these materials are eco-friendly also. The energy captured by these materials is transformed into electric power just like heat can be transformed into electric power by thermoelectric or pyroelectric materials, vibration, movement, and sound can be transferred by piezoelectric materials. Advancements in sensors are made based on the pyroelectric effect.
- Energy storage
- Systemic engineering
- Thermoelectric materials
- Photovoltaic energytrack
- Pyroelectric and piezoelectric materials
Session 7: Computational Materials Sciences
Computational material science is a field that involves computational tools for solving materials-related problems. It is a relatively new and rapidly evolving discipline that brings together all the elements from all the major branches like materials science, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, mathematics and computer science. There is some different mathematical framework for analyzing problems at multiple lengths and time scales which helps in comprehending the evolution of material constitution and how these constitutions effectively control material properties. With this knowledge, we can select specific materials for specific applications and can design advanced materials for new applications.
- Quantum dynamics
- Simulation protocols
- Molecular simulation technique
- Computer integrated material processing
- Programmable materials
- High-dimensional computation
Crystalline solids which intermediate in electrical conductivity between a conductor and an insulator and behave as a conductor as well as an insulator is known as a semiconductor. Various kinds of electronic devices like diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, etc. are made by semiconductors for their power efficiency, reliability, compactness, and low cost. Semiconductors are capable of covering a wide range of current and voltage and more importantly lend themselves to integrate into complex and develop to readily manufacturable microelectronic devices. A superconductor is those which have zero resistance against crystalline solids . The conversion of metallic to superconducting state is related to the quantum phenomena of Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity. Semiconductors will be in the primary focal point and certainly be the key element for the majority of electronic systems, signal processing, computing, and control applications in both consumer and industrial market.
- Organic semiconductors
- Superconducting quantum interference devices
- Surface superconductivity
- Semiconductor nanostructures
- Magnetic nanostructures
Surface engineering deals with the control or tailor the properties of a material’s surface and surface science is related to the study of chemical and physical phenomena that occur at the interface of two phases to control and optimize the properties of a material surface like biocompatibility, corrosion, wear resistance, etc. Many fields like biomaterials, aerospace, nanomaterial, automotive engineering and many technologies like MEMS, Si device technology employ the principles of surface engineering for optimizing various surface properties(e.g. corrosion, biocompatibility, and wear resistance).
- Surface engineering and functionalization
- Surface nanotechnology and devices
- Advances in surface characterization tools
- 2D layered materials and assembling
- Tribological applications
Session 10:Materials Chemistry
Materials chemistry involves integrating chemical based methods to design a prototype or to synthesize a potentially new products with advanced and flexible characteristics. Other than designing new compounds, materials chemistry also plays a pivotal role in understanding of molecular-level bonding of materials and their characterizations. The chemistry of condensed phase (mostly solids and polymers) and their interphases are focused and studied but in recent studies, materials chemistry have found its way into the field of electronics and involves in developing flexible electronics which has the potential to change the field of electronic devices in the future.
- Fullerenes and carbon-based materials
- Reticular chemistry and atomic bonding
- Materials chemistry and technology
- Crystallographic structures
Nano Science and Nanotechnology refers to the field of understanding the controlled manipulation of structures and phenomena that have nanoscale dimension and can be used across all other science fields like biology, physics, chemistry, material sciences, and engineering. Nanotechnology expands its creation in materials and devices both with a broad range of applications such as electronics, medicine, energy production, biomaterials. The properties of materials such as mechanical, electric, optical, and magnetic properties are changed at the nanoscale and allowing the creation of new functional materials.
- Nanostructured materials: manufacturing and modelling
- Carbon nanotube film production
Nanoelectronics are based upon the use of nanotechnology in the field of electronics and electronic components and research for the development of electronics such as display, size, and power consumption of the devices for practical use. It covers the quantum mechanical properties of the hybrid materials, single-dimensional nanotubes, nanowires, semiconductors, and so forth. Well-developed nanoelectronics can be applied in different fields and are especially useful for detecting disease-causing agents and disease biomarkers. As a consequence, point-of-care detection becomes popularized due to the involvement of nanoelectronics. The word photonics comes from the word photon, the building block of light, so we can define the term nanophotonics as the science and engineering of light and light-matter interactions that take place on wavelength and sub-wavelength scales where the chemical or structural nature, physical nature of natural or artificial nanostructured matter controls the interaction.
- Optoelectronics and microelectronics
- Photonic and plasmonic nanomaterials
- Optical properties of nanostructures
- Optics and transport on 2D materials
- Nanoscale photo thermal effects
- Emerging Nanodevices and 3-D ICs
- Particle growth and processing in polymer matrix Nanocomposites
- Carbon Nanotube Spintronics
- Nano electronic Modelling Tool (NEMO)
- Use of Nanowire in Nanoelectronics to build interfaces to cells and tissue
Session 13: Metallurgy
In general terms, metallurgy is the process of extraction of metallic compounds in their purest form. In materials science perspective, metallurgy involves in understanding the physical and chemical behavior of metals. The introduction of metallurgy gave rise to alloys which involves the combination of two or more metals under defined conditions to develop a metal with advanced properties. The field of metallurgy are subdivided into various categories such as extractive, physical and mechanical metallurgy which concerns with the wider regions of classifying and designing the metals. Metallurgy focuses on combing and designing metals based on the industrial requirements and to develop a product based on human needs.
- Extraction and processing of metals
- Casting of metals and alloys
- Metallurgical testing and analysis
- Metallurgical slags as polymeric materials
- Heat treatment of metals
Session 14: Nanomedicine
Nanomedicine can be defined as the monitoring, repair, construction, and control of human biological systems at the molecular level, using engineered nanodevices and nanostructures. It is a branch of medicine that applies knowledge and tools of nanotechnology to the treatment and prevention of disease. Nanomedicine involves the use biocompatible nanoparticles and robotics for diagnosis, sensing or actuating purposes in a living organism, drug delivery etc.
- Nano-Bio Interfaces
- Novel Optoelectronic Devices
- Nanomedicne and Nanoemulsions
- Nano Arrays for Advanced Diagnostics
- Cellular based Therapy
- Nano Arrays for Advanced Diagnostics
- Cellular based Therapy
- DNA nanotechnology
Graphene is a monolayer of carbon atoms, tightly bond in a hexagonal honeycomb lattice. Graphene is the thinnest known compound and lightest known material and the strongest compound discover. Graphene is the best conductor of heat at room temperature as well as the best conductor of electricity (studies have shown that the electron mobility of graphene at values of more than 200,000 cm2 V −1 s−1). It can absorb light across the visible and near-infrared parts of the spectrum uniformly. It can be used in electronics, transport, medicine, energy, defence, desalination; the range of industries where graphene research is making an impact is substantial. It can do so many things; the potential of graphene is limited only by our imagination.
Carbon nanotubes or CNTs are cylindrical molecules composed of carbon atoms linked in hexagonal shape where each carbon covalently bonded with three other carbon atoms or in other words it’s the rolled-up sheets of graphene. Nanotubes are one of the most promising molecular building blocks of nanotechnology as they have some unique properties with a wide range of potential commercial applications.
- Graphene: Innovation and commercialization
- Graphene-related health and environment research
- Application of Graphene in biomedical area
- Graphene-based nanocomposites: recent scientific studies and applications
- Graphene modification and functionalization
- Graphene based photonic devices
Session 16: Nanorobotics
Nanorobotics is an emerging field for creating machines or robots at the microscopic scale of a nanometer. Typical nanorobots are devices which ranges in size from 0.1-10 micrometer. The main element can be used will be carbon in the form of nanocomposites, fullerene/diamond, for their strength and chemical inertness of the form. Nanorobotics can be used in the field of medicine which has various applications. They can be used for the purpose for cancer treatment , hematology, biohazards defense, etc. Apart from these nanorobotics finds its way in the fields of automation industry, molecular chemistry, automotive & aerospace, material science research and electronics-communication engineering.
- Nano robotics Design and Control
- Medical Robotics
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Industrial Robot Automation
- Swarm Robotics
Session 17: Nanosensors
Nanosensors are the devices that can be used to detect the presence of nanoparticles and chemical particles, or monitor physical parameters such as temperature, on the nanoscale. Nano sensors accelerate in the progression of fields such as medical technology; precision agriculture; urban farming; plant nanobionics; SERS-based sensors; prognostics and diagnostics; and many industrials applications. There are two types of Nanosensors namely mechanical and chemical Nanosensors. There is a growing trend of combining Nanosensors with other useful technologies, such as MEMs and microfluidic devices.
- Sensor Materials and Architectures
- Emerging Sensor and Machine Learning Applications
- Sensor Fabrication Techniques
Session 18: Soft Materials
Soft materials have the tendency to deform under conditions when the material is subjected to higher temperature or even under normal room temperature conditions. Polymers and gels are considered as soft materials due to their integrative property under defined or non-defined conditions. This is due to the weak molecular interaction between two or more chemical compounds which make up the product. Soft materials find its advantage in the field of pharmacology and biotechnology by helping in formulating the drug in a semi-solid or liquid form and in improving the drug delivery systems.
- Physico-chemical property identification
- Coating design for soft materials
- Preparation of sealing solution
- Issues faced by interface science
Session 19: Nanofluidics
Nanofluidics is the study of the manipulation, control, and behavior of fluids that are exiguous to nanometer-sized structures, while nanofluids are a class of fluids that contains nanoparticles. There are four different ways to apply nanofluidics roughly for analysis: by using nanoporous membranes, single nanopore transport, nanoconfinement, and by the concentration polarization functionality. The use of ultra-small confined spaces of well-defined nanofluidic systems and unusual effects would offer new mechanisms and technologies like Lab-on-a-chip, NCAMs to manipulate nanoscale objects as well as to synthesize unique nanomaterials in the liquid phase. Nanofluidics will, therefore, be a new arena for the science of materials.
- Nano fabrication techniques
- Lab-on-a-Chip technology
- Nanofluidic circuitry
- Nanofluidic structures
- Membrane Science
- Nanofluidic Devices for DNA Analysis
Session 20: Application of Nanotechnology
Nano Science and Nanotechnology refers to the field of understanding and controlled manipulation of structures and phenomena that have nanoscale dimension and can be used across all other science fields like biology, physics, chemistry, material sciences, and engineering. The Rapid development of that field has been facilitating the transformation of traditional sectors food, agriculture etc. We can see the application of nanotechnology in almost every fields that’s makes our life much easier and better.
- Nanotechnology in Food
- Nanotechnology in Fuel Cells
- Nanotechnology in Solar Cells
- Nanotechnology in Batteries
- Nano-bioengineering of enzymes
Session 21: Crystal Engineering
The study of understanding the intermolecular interactions with reference to crystal packing and understanding such interactions and implementing it for designing a solid or crystalline material with desired physical and chemical properties is termed as crystal engineering. The designed crystal tends to have high structural rigidity due to its compact packing and are difficult to deform. Crystal engineering focusses on developing hard materials with industrial applications. The atomic and molecular structure of the designed crystals are predicted by using X-ray crystallography by the principle of diffraction.
- Crystal morphology
- Crystal designing strategies
- Crystallization and crystal growth
- Multi-component crystals
- Crystallization in drug formulation
As the new decade commences, the field of materials sciences and Nanotechnology has improved a lot over a period with multiple inventions that are considered revolutionary across many fields. Researchers and marketing personnel have predicted that materials science will play a major role in the upcoming decade due to the improvements of the R&D sector of most of the industries and major investments are made to develop new materials for sustainable development. Nanotechnology is one of the most promising and emerging ideologies which seems to provide solution for every kind of problems across all fields. In recent years nanotechnology played a vital role in developing state-of-the-art materials in the fields of materials science, medicine and technology.
Materials Science and Advanced materials are considered as one of the prominent sectors with the marketing value reaching up to 1.37bn USD over the period of 2016-2019 and expected to reach up to 1.98bn USD by the end of 2024. Due to rapid industrialization and growth of research sectors, Asia pacific region stands out as the major contributors for the materials science market by covering nearly 47.8% of the total global market and the market share is expected to shoot up by 49.2% in 2024. The other major contributors for promoting materials science are from North America(USA, Mexico and Canada), Middle East and Africa(UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Nigeria), Europe(France, Germany, Russia, UK and Italy) and south America(Argentina, Colombia and brazil).
Nanotechnology has become a power player in generating positive market value by playing an important role in developing products across various domains. The global marketing value for nanotechnology was valued at 1,055.1million USD and expected to reach a global market value of 2,231.4 million USD with a compound annual growth rate of 10.5% from 2019-2025. China dominates the nanotechnology sector as well as it nearly contributes to nearly half of the global investments followed by the USA and other European countries.
The electronic sector in the field of nanotechnology has a momentous impact on nanotechnological commercialization as it contributed to nearly 31.2% in the nano-based electronic sector. The production of semiconductor-based nanomaterials is also considered a huge success as it grossed massively on the international market at 119.02bn USD during 2018. The CAGR of transistors and semiconductor sales are expected to increase to 10-12% from the period of 2019-2025.
Advanced materials and 3d ceramic printing contributed mostly to the field of materials science with the former earning much market value worldwide. According to the studies conducted by market study report, it is found that in the financial year of 2019, the market size of advanced materials was found to be 57000million USD and it is estimated to reach as higher as 122600 million USD by the end of 2025.
Reasons for the rise of materials science and nanotechnology domain
Industrial needs: Materialistic industries are increasing in number but the productivity and the products that are being manufactured remain the same across all industries. The need to attain a breakthrough product is the primary focus for every company to have a unique market across the globe. Industries are constantly improving their pipeline of products to be competitive and at the same time helping the company to achieve positive revenue over the fiscal year.
Higher the disease, lower the treatment methods: Any form of the microbial disease has the potential to evolve and develop into a much severe condition and new methodologies are needed to attain sustainable improvement. Nanotechnology offers a wide range of applications in the field of medicine by assisting in the targeted drug delivery system and materials science assist in designing and development of modern medical equipment that assists the surgeons and the individual as well.
Environmental Situation: Enormous amounts of resources are being utilized by many industries for generating the product, but it ultimately affects the environment. Initiatives are being developed to underuse or to develop an alternative way to improve the quality of nature. This issue gave rise to green materials which are considered as the most important invention which has the potential to change the trends made by conventional methods. One of the leading sportswear companies has developed a new “smart bag” for packaging purposes which is used currently, replacing conventional materials and was developed by reducing nearly 60-65% of cardboard, water, electricity and diesel that are being utilized for the previous method of manufacturing. Materials science has the potential to improve environmental quality in the future.
Trends in nanotechnology:
Nanoelectronics dominated the nano-based production with the highest market value followed by nanomedicine whose contribution in the field of health is very advantageous and promising as well. One of the emerging domains in the field of nanotechnology is the introduction of green nanotechnology which has the potential to overcome most of the nanotech-based domains and findings in the future.
Materials science usage across various domains:
In recent years, the market for the automobile field has fallen from grace by suffering economic losses. This resulted in developing a new brand of mechanisms and materials to reduce the effect caused by previous models and developing eco-friendly based automobiles which has positive effect on environment. This resulted in heightened usage of smart materials for having a greater future. Smart materials have also found its uses in the field of medicine by developing a brand of advanced polymers and ceramics for treating damaged body conditions. Smart materials have also found its way in the field of aerospace, biotechnology by assisting in structural designing and manufacturing of quality product.