The role of manufacturing in the country’s economy and societal development has long been established through their wealth generating capabilities. To enhance and widen our knowledge of materials and to increase innovation and responsiveness to ever-increasing international needs, more in-depth studies of functionally graded materials/ tailor-made materials are needed at present. The objective of this conference is to bring together experts from academic institutions, industries and research organizations and professional engineers for sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the emerging trends related to advanced materials processing, and characterization.

The conference is structured as follows: plenary lectures followed by parallel sessions. The plenary lectures introducing the theme of the conference will be delivered by eminent personalities of international repute to introduce the theme of the conference. Each parallel session starts with an invited talk on specific topic followed by contributed papers. Papers are invited from the prospective authors from industries, academic institutions and R&D organizations and from professional engineers.