The 8th Edition Smart Materials & Surfaces conference, SMS 2023, is a three-days event targeting researchers interested in the design, modification, characterization and applications of Novel Smart Materials, Surfaces and Structures. It covers the most promising areas of the smart and multifunctional materials R&D and report recent advances on creatively modified Materials. The goal of conference is to provide a global platform for researchers and engineers coming from academia and industry and different regions of the world to present their research results and activities in this emerging research field. The conference will provide opportunities for the delegates to exchange face-to-face their novel ideas and experiences with the international experts during plenary & invited talks, oral presentations and posters sessions.

Conference topics/themes:

SMS 2023 Conference themes are as follow:

  • Advances in Functional and Multifunctional Materials
  • Hybrid and composites materials
  • Shape Memory Materials: State-of-the-art Research and Applications
  • Advances in Multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and applications
  • Advances in Inorganic Luminescent Materials and Applications
  • Metamaterials and Metadevices
  • Electro-active polymers: current capabilities and challenges
  • Catalytic materials
  • Photocatalytic Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications
  • Energy Harvesting via Smart Materials
  • Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity
  • Stretchable and Flexible Electronic Materials & Devices
  • Bioinspired Materials
  • Biomimetic bioactive biomaterials – the novel materials of implantable devices
  • Stimuli Responsive Materials
  • Intelligent drug delivery and release systems
  • New Materials for sensors and actuators: Sensing the Future with New Materials
  • Progress in Wearable/Wireless and Implantable Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare Applications 
  • Intelligent Materials for Textiles
  • Fire retardant materials and surfaces
  • Smart Materials & Micro/Nanosystems
  • Graphene and Other Emerging 2D-layered Nanomaterials (European Graphene Forum - EGF 2023)

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Robert J Young

University of Manchester, UK

Prof. Tito Trindade

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Prof. Jannick Rumeau

University of Lyon, France

Prof. Jean-François Gérard

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France

Prof. Riccarda Antiochia

University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy

Prof. Vladimir Falko

Manchester University - United Kingdom

Prof. Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Prof. Nuno C. Santos

iMM Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Liviu Movileanu

Syracuse University, USA

Prof. Rosaria Rinaldi

University of Salento, Italy

Prof. Mohd Sapuan Salit

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Ernst Wagner

Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) München, Germany

Prof. Miriam Colombo

University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Prof. Aitor Mugarza

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), Spain

Dr. Petr Sittner

Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic (to be confirmed)

Prof. Jun Chen

University of California, USA

Prof. Roland Fortunier

Ecole centrale de Lyon / ENISE, France

Dr. Huanyu Cheng

Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, USA

Mr. João Rodrigues

Graphenest - Advanced Nanotechnology, Portugal

Prof. Tatiana Itina

French National Centre for Scientific Research, France

Prof. Redouane Borsali

University Grenoble Alpes, France

Prof. K Jimmy Hsia

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Prof. Maria Vittoria Diamanti

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Prof. Charafeddine Jama

Centrale Lille, France

Prof. Antonio Gloria

University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Prof. Simon M. Humphrey

The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Prof. Martin Lisal

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals- Prague, Czech Rep


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