Professor Subra Suresh, Chairman of the Elsevier Materials Science Council, introduces Materials Today's inaugural Materials in Society lectures at the 2015 ICMAT conference.
Professor Subra Suresh, Chairman of the Elsevier Materials Science Council, introduces Materials Today's inaugural Materials in Society lectures at the 2015 ICMAT conference.

From construction and electronics, through to energy and medicine; materials science and engineering has made significant and enduring contributions to the lives of every human being.

It's an open secret in academia and industry, but is the public aware of the role materials science has in shaping the world? Who are these people working to provide clean energy, build smarter homes, repair our bodies, not to mention upgrading our smart phones?

From 2015, the Elsevier Materials Science Council will be highlighting the impact materials science has on our everyday lives in a series of online lectures that everyone can access, understand and appreciate. The Materials Today Materials in Society lecture series will reveal how materials science is tackling some of the world's biggest issues, and exploring the huge improvements the applications of research make to the way we live and work today.

The inaugural lectures took place during the 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) in 2015:

Molly Stevens, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
“Tissue engineering: latest advances in materials science”

Highlighting novel approaches to the use of materials science in tissue engineering that are likely to prove very powerful in the engineering of tissues ranging from bone to cardiac tissue.
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Jay Whitacre, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
“Innovating With Materials for Energy Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities”

Focusing on energy storage materials to address some universal themes covering the difficulties and opportunities that come with trying to create and bring new kinds of functional materials to the market.
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Bin Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
"The Wonderful World of AIEgens: Respect nature, influence future"

The weak emission of AIE fluorogens (AIEgens) as molecular species and their bright fluorescence as nanoscopic aggregates distinguish them from conventional organic luminophores and inorganic nanoparticles, making them ideal candidates for high-tech applications in electronic, environmental and biomedical applications.
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Upcoming Materials in Society lecture include:

Volker Presser, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
"Carbon and carbon hybrid materials for electrochemical desalination"

To be presented in September 2017 at the 28th International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials.

Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo, Canada
"Title to be announced shortly"

To be presented in December 2017 at the 5th Nano Today Conference.

Materials Today now invites you to submit your suggestions for topics and/or presenters that will help demonstrate the role materials science plays in the 21st Century.

Find out more about the Elsevier Materials Science Council: