Development of New Materials and their applications has always been the area of great interest for researchers, indicated by innumerable applications appearing in research journals every year. Advancements in characterization techniques have led to the understanding of the materials properties to nano-level, which has open new horizons of both metals and non-metals. Addition of nano-phase in the polymers and polymer based composites has resulted in entirely a new range of hybrid materials with improved properties and functionalities. Similar advancements are also visible in other fields of Materials’ research.

The Advanced Material Chapter of 18th IBCAST Conference provide opportunities to scientists and engineers to share their knowledge and ideas about materials, their properties, behavior and applications.

The scope of the Advanced Materials Activity includes following areas:

  • Polymers Science and Engineering
  • Composites Materials
  • Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Alloys, Powder Metallurgy and Metal Composites
  • Materials Manufacturing and Processing Technologies
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Semiconductor, Fuel Cell and Energy Harvesting Materials
  • Thin Films, Coatings and Surface Technology
  • Carbon Nanostructures and Graphene
  • Smart Materials
  • Auxetic Materials and Meta-Materials
  • Magnetic, Optical and Photonic Materials
  • Shape Memory Alloys and Polymers
  • Ceramics