4th International Conference on Innovative and Smart Materials (PGR)

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4th International Conference on Innovative and Smart Materials

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On behalf of Pulsus group, we take immense pleasure in inviting all the participants from all over the world to attend the Smart Materials conference entitled "4th International Conference on Innovative and Smart Materials" to be held in Berlin, Germany on February 27-28, 2019.

The conference will be organized around the theme “Appreciating Innovative Smart Materials for a Smart Future”

Smart materials are those materials which have properties to react to changes in their environment. This means that one of their properties can be changed by an external condition such as light, pressure, temperature. So Smart Materials are defined as "Materials that can significantly change their mechanical, thermal, optical, or electromagnetic properties, in a predictable or controllable manner in response to their environment" as there are many possibilities for such materials and structures in the manmade world many innovations are happening in the field of material science that are enough smart to help human beings in an any of the ways like structural health monitoring, self-repair, defence and Space, Nuclear Industries, Reducing wastes. Smart materials also have many applications in different fields of medicine and engineering and the rise in demand for the smart materials is enough to believe that there is a great scope for the smart materials in the future.

So, this conference is about bringing out the new smart and innovative ideas from the people belonging to the material sciences from all over the world for the smart future.

”Just keep in mind that acquiring pre-emptive knowledge about emerging technologies is the best way to ensure that we have a say in the making of our future.”

Conference Highlights

Classification of Smart Materials
Smart Structures and Materials
Properties and Characterization of Smart Materials
Actuators and Sensors as Smart Materials
Robotics and Future
Automation and Impact
Shape Memory Alloys
Materials for green and smart food packaging
Smart Materials using Nano-technology
Smart Materials in Medical Sciences
Materials for regenerative medicine, drug delivery and cosmetics
Self-healing Hydro-gels
Smart Textiles in Clothing
Smart Combat Suits
Sun Exposure Monitoring Sensor
Materials for Safe Environment
Electrostrictive Polymers for Energy Harvesting
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Concrete ( CFRC )
Applications of Smart Materials
Future Scope of Smart Materials
Smart Materials in Global Market

Pulsus Group

Pulsus Group is an international level publisher in scientific, technical, and medical journals established within the year 1984 with offices in Ontario and Canada, India has reaped Andrew John publishing and open access journals to expand its Open Access publishing through its 50+ journals in association with 20+ International medical and scientific societies.

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Track 1: Classification of Smart Materials

Smart materials are designed materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, moisture, pH, electric or magnetic fields and depending on the stimuli they are classified into different types. There are a number of types of smart materials, of which are already common. Some examples are piezoelectric materials, Shape memory alloys and also the smart materials can be classified into active smart materials and passive smart materials.

Track 2: Smart Structures and Materials

A smart structure is a system that incorporates particular functions of sensing and actuation to perform smart actions in an in a genius way. Smart structures offer the ability to match the conditions for more than one optimum state thereby extending functionality. The smart structures based in sophistication are again classified into different types. Ceramics, polymers , metals and alloys, rubber technologies, fibres, composite materials, green buildings, bridges and tunnels are some smart structures. Smart structures can help us to control the environment better and to increase the energy efficiency of devices.

Track 3 : Properties and Characterization of Smart Materials

Smart materials must possess some important properties like technical properties, including mechanical properties such as plastic flow, fatigue and yield strength and behavioural characteristics such as damage tolerance, electrical, heat and fire resistance. They must also possess technological properties, encompassing manufacturing, forming, welding abilities, thermal processing, waste level, workability, automation and repair capacities. Economic criteria, related to raw material and production costs, supply expenses and availability. Environmental characteristics including features such as toxicity and pollution. Sustainable development criteria, implying reuse and recycling capacities.

Track 4 : Actuators and Sensors as Smart Materials

A smart actuator is defined as the integrated actuator of all components such as a motor, controller, sensors, and a communication unit. The robot which is linked to a smart actuator can be assembled or disassembled and reconfigured. Smart sensors take the input and use built-in compute resources to perform predefined functions they enable more accuracy and also they will have less erroneous noise among the accurately recorded information. These devices help in monitoring and controlling mechanisms in a wide variety of environments and also help in complex science applications

Track 5 : Robotics and Future

Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electronics engineering, computer science. It deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. A robot is a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools or specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks. Today, robotics is a rapidly growing field, as technological advances continue; researching, designing, and building new robots serve various practical purposes, whether domestically, commercially, or militarily. Many robots are built to do jobs that are hazardous to people such as defusing bombs, finding survivors in unstable ruins, and exploring mines and shipwrecks

Track 6: Automation and Impact

With the increase in development of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics technology, automation is at a tipping point. Today, robots are able to perform many simple and complex functions without considerable human intervention. Automated technologies are not only executing iterative tasks, but also augmenting workforce capabilities significantly. In fact, automated machines are expected to replace almost half of the global workforce. Multiple industries, from manufacturing to banking, are adopting automation to drive productivity, safety, profitability, and quality. The future of automation looks promising where everything will be made accessible and easily available.

Track 7: Shape Memory Alloys

A shape-memory alloy (SMA, smart metal, memory metal, memory alloy, muscle wire, smart alloy) is an alloy that "remembers" its original shape and that when deformed returns to its pre-deformed shape when heated. This material is a lightweight, solid-state alternative to conventional actuators such as hydraulic, pneumatic and motor-based systems. Shape-memory alloys have applications in robotics and automotive, aerospace and bio medical industries. Shape Memory Effect is the unique ability of materials to be severely deformed and then return to their original shape through stimulus which is possessed by the shape memory alloys and hence they are called so. There are many application of shape memory alloys in Bio engineering.

Track 8: Materials for green and smart food packaging

The food supply chains have become complex, massive and international, and for this reason, the quality of the food that we consume depends equally on its nutritional value and on its efficient packaging. Unfortunately, food packaging is producing huge amounts of waste, especially non-biodegradable plastic. The development of novel materials that can be used as containers or packaging solutions able to ensure optimized protection to food from the external environment. Sustainable and biodegradable materials, as pure or even recycled cellulose, biodegradable and natural polymers, are modified in order to become suitable for protective, safe, and environmentally zero-impact food packaging.

Track 9: Smart Materials using Nano-technology

Nano technology is rapidly entering the world of smart materials and taking them to the next level. Perhaps future nanotechnology-enabled smart materials may be able to change and recombine much like the shape-shifting cyborg in the movie Terminator 2. Initial nanotechnology influenced improvements to smart materials will be relatively simple changes to existing technologies. The future however possibilities for extremely complex solutions for producing not only smart materials but ones that are highly intelligent. These new materials may incorporate nanosensors, nanocomputers and nano machines into their structure Smart nanomaterials are expected to make their presence strongly felt in areas like Health care, smart textiles and security systems.

Track 10: Smart Materials in Medical Sciences

Shape memory alloys (SMA) are materials that have the ability to return to a former shape when deformed, they return to their pre-deformed shape when heated this effect is known as shape memory effect and this brings the applications of smart materials in the medical field like cardiovascular applications where the filters can be inserted inside the human body which when the saline solution flow is stopped the filter returns in to its former shape and also the atrial hole is sealed with the help of atrial septal occlusion device which also works on the shape memory effect. In Orthopaedic applications, SMA has a large value. The spinal vertebra spacer is one. The insertion of this spacer between two vertebrae assures the local reinforcement of the spinal vertebrae and SMA have their applications related to surgical instruments in the concept of less invasive surgical procedures following this tendency, shape memory surgical instruments have been created

Track 11: Materials for regenerative medicine, drug delivery and cosmetics

Materials for medical use have very strict requirements. Among all the materials adopted, polymers have a good combination of properties to be used in very different context: from drug delivery to prosthesis and scaffolds. Nature itself uses several polymers to build living organisms: cellulose, chitin, collagen and keratin are polymers used to build all plants and animals Together with our activity of development of innovative materials for scaffolding ,we study the use of natural polymers such as carbohydrates (cellulose, alginate, pectin) or proteins (silk fibroin and wool keratin) as materials for scaffold, drug delivery and resorbable devices.

Track 12: Self-healing Hydro-gels

Smart gels contain fluids (usually water) in a matrix of large, complex polymers. These polymers are special in that they respond to stimuli in an advanced way. Types of stimuli that affect smart gels are physical and chemical factors. Applications of smart gels permeate into many various fields including both medical and industrial. While smart gels are in their infancy in the medical field, there is great promise for the technology. Self-healing hydrogels are a specialized type of polymer Hydrogels. A hydrogel is a macro-molecular polymer gel constructed of a network of cross-linked polymer chains. Self-healing refers to the spontaneous formation of new bonds when old bonds are broken within a material. These flesh-like properties have motivated the research and development of self-healing hydrogels in fields such as reconstructive Tissue engineering as scaffolding, as well as use in passive and preventive applications.

Track 13: Smart Textiles in Clothing

Smart textiles that revolutionize our lives. Clothes that monitor your health or measure your movements. Technology that makes it possible to recycle and reuse textile fibres. The textile industry is about to take a giant step. Textile innovations improve people’s everyday lives and benefit the industry, the health care sector and the environment. Smart Textiles is that innovation environment in Northern Europe. Today, the research community, the business community, institutions and the public sector come together to find the solutions of the future. The health and beauty industry is also taking advantage of these innovations, which range from drug-releasing medical textiles to fabric with moisturizer, perfume, and anti-ageing properties. Much smart clothing, wearable technology, and wearable computing projects involve the use of e-textiles

Track 14: Smart Combat Suits

Smart materials incorporate intelligence into systems which make that system or object "smart" these smart objects and systems are also used in military applications which help them in many ways like building a smart combat suit which acts as a body Armor that can detect threats, Wearable electronics communicate with net-centre room and get updates for better situational awareness. Soldiers can also wear smart T-shirts made of a special tactile material that can detect a variety of signals from the human body such as the detection of hits by bullets. It can also generate a signal which indicates the nature of the injury, analyses their extent, decide on the urgency to react, and even takes some action to stabilize the injury.

Track 15: Sun Exposure Monitoring Sensor

The medical literature is suggesting that regular sun exposure is associated with a substantial decrease in death rates from certain cancers and a decrease in overall Cancer death rates. Sunlight activation is our most effective source of vitamin D and regular sunlight/vitamin D "intake" inhibits the growth of breast and colon cancer cells and is associated with substantial decreases in death rates from these cancers. So how does one know how much sun exposure is enough? The device that can notify users of their total exposure, allowing them to achieve a balance has been developed. When the sensor turns orange, the user has reached the World Health Organization recommended a daily dose of Vitamin D

Track 16: Materials for Safe Environment

Composite materials are properly tailored by the presence of nano or microfilmers in order to be used for the removal/recovery or detection of environmental pollutants as a result, smart systems with special surface properties, able to interact efficiently with chemical species are formed. In particular, porous natural or synthetic polymers functionalized with nanoparticles, or organic fillers derived from agricultural wastes, are utilized for the efficient removal of heavy metal ions or for the recovery of precious metals from water.

Track 17: Electro strictive Polymers for Energy Harvesting

Energy harvesting is emerging as a viable method for electronic devices to pull ambient energy from their surrounding environment and convert it into electrical energy for stored power. A group of Smart materials known as "electro strictive polymers" have been explored for years by researchers for their potential mechanical energy harvesting abilities.Electrostrictive polymers are a variety of electroactive polymers that deform due to the electrostatic and polarization interaction between two electrodes with opposite electric charge

Track 18: Carbon Fibre Reinforced Concrete ( CFRC )

Carbon fibres are the smart materials that are useful in the structural applications. The carbon filaments are bundle of many thousand carbon filaments which are made of pure carbon in the form of graphite these materials are distinguished by their extremely high strength and rigidity which is the most important requirement in the structural constructions also they are exceptionally durable, high resistant to corrosion, low density, excellent damping properties with a high resistance to impacts. The use of carbon fibres in construction has become a reality and many applications have been reported so far. The electrical conductivity of these carbon fibres is also interesting because the conductivity of concrete increases drastically when it is reinforced with such fibres so that they help in the cathodic protection of degraded structures.

Track 19: Applications of Smart Materials

Smart materials have properties that react to changes in their environment hence there are many possibilities for such materials and structures in the manmade world and also Office of Science and Technology Foresight Programme has stated that "Smart materials will have an increasing range of applications in the future “these kinds of materials have their applications like embedding sensors within structures to monitor stress and damage in the field of Structural health monitoring and also like embedding thin tubes containing uncured resin into materials which further on breakage of tubes fills any damage sets helping in Self-repair. They also have their applications in the field of Defence and space to suppress vibrations and change speed in the helicopter rotor blades. In Nuclear Industries these materials offer opportunities for safety enhancement, personal exposure reduction, life-cycle cost reduction. They also have the wide range of applications in the field of Structural engineering and reducing wastes

Track 20: Future Scope of Smart Materials

Smart materials have many applications in different fields of medicine and engineering and also the rise in demand for the smart materials is enough to believe that there is a great scope for the smart materials in the future. The development of true smart materials at the atomic scale is still some way off, although the enabling technologies are under development. Worldwide, considerable effort is being deployed to develop smart materials and structures and the technological benefits of such systems have begun to be identified and, demonstrators are under construction for a wide range of applications from space and aerospace, to civil engineering and domestic products these systems are recognized as a strategic technology for the future, having considerable potential for development of unknown products and performance enhancement of existing products in industrial sectors which is the future of smart materials and also creates many job opportunities in this sector.

Track 21: Smart Materials in Global Market

Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2016 – 2022”. According to the report, global smart materials market was valued at USD 37.8 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 70.85 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 11.1% between 2017 and 2022. Increasing demand for piezoelectric devices in the different end-user application is likely to trigger the smart materials market. These devices are used in industries such as medical devices, robotics, information, automotive, information technology and telecommunication with shares over 50 %. With the fastest growth in the market of shape memory alloys, the products are emerging like stents, dental braces, medical textiles with the increased emergence. Million dollars of revenues are obtained from the Product outlook, Application outlook and regional outlook.


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