Materials Today Asia

Materials science stands at the forefront of modern technology, spanning every facet of 21st century life – including advanced electronics, construction, healthcare, and the quest to develop sustainable and clean sources of energy. Over the last 60 years, the field has grown and expanded beyond its foundations, and over the last ten years nowhere has the growth of materials science been more substantial than within Asia.

In keeping with the Materials Today mission to aid the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience, we are proud to announce the 2nd Materials Today Asia conference, taking place in December 2014 at City University, Hong Kong and chaired by Professor C. T. Liu.

Focusing on the high impact topics of biomaterials, nanoscience and technology, materials for energy and advanced materials and processing, the conference will bring together hundreds of leading researchers to share and discuss cutting edge research and engage in high level debate. Participants will include prominent researchers from academia and industry, and the meeting will provide a rare networking opportunity to meet leaders and peers working on solutions to some of the key issues facing materials scientists today.

The conference will feature the latest research on cutting edge materials science topics, covering four focus sessions. Topics will include, Biomaterials, Nanoscience and technology, Materials for energy, and Advanced materials and processing.

Conference chair

Prof. C. T. Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Dr. Stewart Bland, Editor of Materials Today

Secretary of the organizing committee

Dr. Yong Yang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Biomaterials session chair
Prof. Kam Leong, Duke University, USA

Materials for energy session chair
Prof. Steve Zinkle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Nanoscience and technology session chair
Prof. T. G. Nieh, University of Tennessee, USA

Advanced materials and processing session chair
Prof. M. W. Chen, Tohoku University, Japan

Keynote and plenary presenters include:

Prof. Nicolas Peppas, University of Texas- Austin, USA
Prof. Teuro Okano, ADMNES & TWIns, Japan
Prof. Qikun Xue, Tsinghua University, China
Prof. Eduard Artz, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
Prof. Ning Pan, University of California- Davis, USA
Prof. Manish Chhowalla, Rutgers University
Prof. Jonah Erlebacher, Johns Hopkins University
Prof. Jun Lou, Rice University, USA
Prof. Weihua Wang, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Prof. Dan Luo, Cornell University, USA
Prof. David Grainger, University of Utah, USA
Prof. Hsing-wen Sung, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Prof. Jian Lu, City University of Hong Kong
Prof. Tongyi Zhang, China Academy of Sciences & Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Prof. Xiaosong Gu, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Neuroregeneration, Nantong University, China
Dr. Antonio Facchetti, Department of Chemistry and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, USA
Prof. Stanley Whittingham, State University of New York, Binghamton, USA
Prof. Jackie Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore

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