Functional materials, smart materials, intelligent materials – whatever your chosen terminology - will be a key pillar of 21st century technology. In recent years, nanostructured materials and nano-composites have become increasingly important because of their remarkable properties and growing areas or practical application. Various aspects of the mechanical properties of nano-materials, plus analytical and computational modelling in combination with comprehensive experimental analysis of mechanical behavior, are yet to be fully explored. In spite of the rapid progress in this field, the mechanical properties of nano-materials and composites remain terra incognita in materials science. In the field of massive and complex manufacturing we are now in need of materials, with properties, that can be manipulated according to our needs.

This conference aims to comprise a cross disciplinary summit that transcends departmental, institutional, industrial, public and private research organizations and global barriers and lends itself to the integration of research and education in the vital field of advanced materials. The conference will focus on the sectors of advanced processing, material characterization, modeling and simulation, properties, performance and device fabrication.

Selected conference proceedings will be published by Materials Today: Proceedings. Visit the conference website for more information.

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