Track Categories

The track category is the heading under which your abstract will be reviewed and later published in the conference printed matters if accepted. During the submission process, you will be asked to select one track category for your abstract.

Through the recent advances in the world, Scientists and Engineers who devote their time in working in the field of material science can now understand how materials work and can create new materials for new applications as well as develop existing materials to improve performance. Starting from the atomic level up, we can now control the structure of a material, for example, strength can now be tailored or manipulated to suit a particular application. Understanding the scientific properties of materials, the engineering performance of materials and materials processing, allows us to improve existing materials and discover or create new materials.

  • Track 1-1 Structure
  • Track 1-2 Classification
  • Track 1-3 Semiconductors
  • Track 1-4 Metal alloys
  • Track 1-5 Synthesis and processing
  • Track 1-6 Modern materials and manufacturing process
  • Track 1-7 Coatings, surfaces and membranes
  • Track 1-8 Fundamentals of thermodynamic modelling of materials

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.Modelling, Simulation and Control of Smart Materials

  • Track 2-1 Modelling, Simulation and Control of Smart Materials
  • Track 2-2 Integrated System Design and Implementation
  • Track 2-3 Shape-Memory Alloys and Phase Change Materials
  • Track 2-4 Electroluminescent and Electrochromic Materials
  • Track 2-5 CMOS-MEMS
  • Track 2-6 Polymer-based Smart Materials
  • Track 2-7 Smart Design and Construction
  • Track 2-8 Sustainable Engineering and Energy Technology

Nanomaterials are not simply another step in the miniaturization of materials or particles. They often require very different production approaches. There are several processes to create various sizes of nanomaterials, classified as ‘top-down' and ‘bottom-up'. Although large numbers of nanomaterial are currently at the laboratory stage of manufacture, many of them already are being commercialized whereas Nanotechnology, as defined by size, is naturally very broad, including fields of science as diverse as surface science, organic chemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, energy storage, microfabrication, molecular engineering, etc. The associated research and applications are equally diverse, ranging from extensions of conventional device physics to completely new approaches based upon molecular self-assembly, from developing new materials with dimensions on the Nanoscale to direct control of matter on the atomic scale.

  • Track 3-1 Nanotechnology in materials science
  • Track 3-2 Application of Nanotechnology
  • Track 3-3 Advanced Nanomaterials
  • Track 3-4 Nanostructures and Nanofabrication
  • Track 3-5 NanoRobotics
  • Track 3-6 Mechanical application of Nanotechnology
  • Track 3-7 Nanotechnology in energy
  • Track 3-8 Nanotech products
  • Track 3-9 Nanotechnology in communications & Information Technology

All materials that represent advances over the traditional materials that have been used for hundreds or even thousands of years. From this perspective, advanced materials refer to all new materials and modifications to existing materials to obtain superior performance in one or more characteristics that are critical for the application under consideration. They can also exhibit completely novel properties. Advanced materials typically have properties that are superior to and outperform conventional materials in their applications. The development of advanced materials is associated with the generation of new knowledge and intellectual property (IP). The development of advanced materials can even lead to the design of completely new products. Advanced materials may also be remarkably adaptable.

  • Track 4-1 Metallic materials and polymers
  • Track 4-2 Advanced 2D and 3D materials
  • Track 4-3 Elastomers and thermoplastic elastomers
  • Track 4-4 Advances in instrumentation technology
  • Track 4-5 Smart materials and other advanced materials

In the search for alternative energy sources, we need to make new discoveries in materials science. We need catalysts to convert feedstocks into fuels, new architectures for better solar cells and materials for advanced energy storage, including lithium batteries. New high-tech materials are key to breakthroughs in biology, the environment, nuclear energy, transportation and national security. Energy Materials is making revolutionary advances in the science of materials discovery and synthesis. Our ultimate goal is to be able to design new materials with useful properties—one atom at a time. Whereas the 19th century was the century of the steam engine and the 20th century was the century of the internal combustion engine, it is likely that the 21st century will be the century of the fuel cell. Fuel cells are now on the verge of being introduced commercially, revolutionizing the way we presently produce power. Fuel cells can use hydrogen as a fuel, offering the prospect of supplying the world with clean, sustainable electrical power. This Track discusses the history of fuel cells, fuel cells for NASA, alkaline fuel cells for terrestrial applications and PEM fuel cells. Fuel cell applications in transportation, distributed power generation, residential and portable power are discussed. The science of the PEM fuel cell and the direct methanol fuel cell will be discussed.

  • Track 5-1 Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell technology
  • Track 5-2 Solar Energy Materials
  • Track 5-3 Polymer Energy Materials
  • Track 5-4 Crystalline Porous Materials
  • Track 5-5 Catalysis and Energy Materials
  • Track 5-6 Advanced Graphene & 2D Materials
  • Track 5-7 Batteries and Solid Electrolyte Materials
  • Track 5-8 Energy Harvesting Materials
  • Track 5-9 Emerging Technologies for Energy Applications

Crystallography, branch of science that deals with discerning the arrangement and bonding of atoms in crystalline solids and with the geometric structure of crystal lattices. Classically, the optical properties of crystals were of value in mineralogy and chemistry for the identification of substances. Modern crystallography is largely based on the analysis of the diffraction of X-rays by crystals acting as optical gratings. Using X-ray crystallography, chemists are able to determine the internal structures and bonding arrangements of minerals and molecules, including the structures of large complex molecules, such as proteins and DNA. However there is another field of science which can be used alongside Crystallography: Spectroscopy, a study of the absorption and emission of light and other radiation by matter, as related to the dependence of these processes on the wavelength of the radiation. More recently, the definition has been expanded to include the study of the interactions between particles.

  • Track 6-1 Advanced Chemical Crystallography
  • Track 6-2 Crystallography of Novel Materials
  • Track 6-3 X-Ray Crystallography
  • Track 6-4 Crystal Growth
  • Track 6-5 NMR crystallography
  • Track 6-6 Spectroscopy
  • Track 6-7 Advances in Neutron Diffraction
  • Track 6-8 Biological Structure Determination
  • Track 6-9 Crystal Engineering
  • Track 6-10 Crystallography and Spectroscopy Applications

Graphenated Carbon Nanotubes are a new hybrid that combines graphitic foliates grown with sidewalls of bamboo style CNTs. It has a high surface area with a 3D framework of CNTs coupled with high edge density of graphene. Chemical modification of carbon nanotubes are covalent and non-covalent modifications due to their hydrophobic nature and improve adhesion to a bulk polymer through chemical attachment. Applications of the carbon nanotubes are composite fibre, cranks, baseball bats, Microscope probes, tissue engineering, energy storage, super capacitor etc. Nanotubes are categorized as single-walled and multi-walled nanotubes with related structures.

  • Track 7-1 Graphene
  • Track 7-2 Carbon Nanotubes
  • Track 7-3 Nanostructures
  • Track 7-4 Graphene Synthesis
  • Track 7-5 Diamond and 2D Materials
  • Track 7-6 Carbon Nano Chips
  • Track 7-7 Application of Carbon in energy
  • Track 7-8 Carbon Modification and Functionalization

Nuclear materials most commonly refer to fissile materials that are capable of sustaining a chain reaction in a process that releases energy called nuclear fission. The materials include isotopes of uranium, thorium, and plutonium. These materials are distinct from radiological materials like cobalt and caesium, which are used for a variety of civilian purposes, including medical procedures. The nuclear materials most commonly used for nuclear energy and nuclear weapons are uranium and plutonium in various forms.

  • Track 8-1 Thermodynamics and Thermal Properties of Nuclear Fuels
  • Track 8-2 Structural and Functional Materials for Fission and Fusion Reactors
  • Track 8-3 Modelling and Simulation of Nuclear Fuels
  • Track 8-4 The behaviour of Materials during Severe Accidents and Accident Tolerant Fuels
  • Track 8-5 Radiation Damage Processes in Materials and Complex Microstructures
  • Track 8-6 Characterization of Irradiated Materials and Nuclear Fuels Materials for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
  • Track 8-7 Nuclear Chain Reactions
  • Track 8-8 Radiology

Biomaterials are non-viable materials that can be implanted to replace or repair missing tissue. They may be of natural origin or synthesized in a laboratory. When used in a medical application, biomaterials can be implanted to replace or repair missing tissue. Biomaterials, such as bone substitutes and collagen membranes, are used regularly in regenerative dentistry as well as for bone and cartilage regeneration in orthopaedics. The introduction of biosensors has emerged since it provides a miniaturized approach to solve the problems related to sensitivity, rapidity, selectivity, and high cost which the ELISA or the previously used genomic and proteomic-based conventional methodologies involved. A major advantage of a biosensor is to reduce the complexities faced by a common man offering them a point-of-care medical device for personalised diagnosis.

  • Track 9-1 Bio-Medicine
  • Track 9-2 Tissue Engineering
  • Track 9-3 Bio Devices and fabrication
  • Track 9-4 Nanomedical devices
  • Track 9-5 Nanotechnology for the biological system
  • Track 9-6 Biomaterials for Energy production

Ceramic engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the science and technology of creating an object from inorganic and non-metallic materials. It can be used in various industries.  Ceramic engineering combines principles of chemistry, physics and engineering. Fibre-optic devices, microprocessors and solar panels are some examples of ceramic sciences applied to everyday life. As the applications of Ceramic material are expanded tremendously due to the recent advances in the field of medicine which include bio-ceramics and other, ceramic engineering is a booming field. Ceramics being a multi-billion dollar a year industry, ceramic engineering and research is an established field of science. Ceramics play an important in our day to day life; some of the items that include ceramic are glass light bulbs, jet engines, computers, cars and many household appliances. Ceramics used in Medicine, Construction, Electronics, Military, Optical fibres, Sports, Airplane, Transportation.

  • Track 10-1 Ceramic Engineering
  • Track 10-2 Composite Materials
  • Track 10-3 Glass Engineering and Science
  • Track 10-4 Surface Engineering and Ceramic Coating
  • Track 10-5 Optical ceramics and devices
  • Track 10-6 Ceramics in Biology and Medicine
  • Track 10-7 Bio Ceramics and Medical Applications

Optical Materials used for the transfer of light by the means that of reflective, absorbing, focusing or splitting of an optical beam. The result of those materials is very dependent on the various wavelengths. A wide range of researches was conducted and leads to the development of lasers, thermal emission, photo-conductivity and optical fibres etc.

  • Track 11-1 Lenses, Lasers and Holography
  • Track 11-2 Modelling and design of optical systems using physical optics
  • Track 11-3 Opto-Acoustic Materials
  • Track 11-4 Optical Nano-Structures
  • Track 11-5 Optical Sensors
  • Track 11-6 Photonic Crystals
  • Track 11-7 Modern Optical devices
  • Track 11-8 Integrated Photonics, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics
  • Track 11-9 Nonlinear Photonics
  • Track 11-10 Novel Optical Materials and Applications
  • Track 11-11 Signal Processing in Photonic Communications
  • Track 11-12 Specialty Optical Fibres

Electronic Materials are materials studied and used principally for his or her electrical properties. The electrical response of materials mostly stems from the dynamics of electrons, and their interaction with atoms and molecules. a material will be classified as a conductor, semiconductor or material consistent with its response to associate degree external force field. Magnetic Materials is classified as belonging to at least one of 3 classes, counting on their magnetic properties. Paramagnetic and Ferromagnetic materials are those manufactured from atoms that have permanent magnetic moments. Dia Magnetic materials are those manufactured from atoms that don't have permanent magnetic moments. Magnets can powerfully attract ferromagnetic materials, infirm attract paramagnetic materials, and infirm repel diamagnetic materials. Ferromagnetic materials have the most magnetic uses. The most sensible use for diamagnetic materials is in magnetic levitation.

  • Track 12-1 Electronic Packaging
  • Track 12-2 Nanoelectronic and magnetic devices
  • Track 12-3 High-temperature Superconductivity
  • Track 12-4 Superconductivity
  • Track 12-5 Magnetic Measurements
  • Track 12-6 Magneto-Photonic Crystals
  • Track 12-7 Multiferroic Nanoparticles

Materials Chemistry directs towards the architecture and amalgamation of materials of higher potential, using the concepts of Physical chemistry. These materials carry magnetic, electronic, catalytic or organic uniqueness. These inventions led to the development of upgraded fabrication techniques. Structure plays an essential role in this stream. The materials have different types of structures, beginning from the atomic level to the macro level. They include organic structures and electronic bonded structures as well. The strength of bond and structure depend on the molecular mechanics of atoms and bonds related


 

  • Track 13-1 Nano Chemistry
  • Track 13-2 Materials Chemistry in Developing Areas
  • Track 13-3 Materials Synthesis and Characterization
  • Track 13-4 Analytical Techniques and Instrumentation in Materials Chemistry
  • Track 13-5 Organic and Inorganic Materials Chemistry
  • Track 13-6 Applied Materials Chemistry

Materials physics is a vital field whose outcome leads to many advantages in fundamental physics. The main attention of materials physics is towards solid mechanics, biomaterials and structured materials. It helps in understanding the physical behaviour of nearly perfect single crystals of elements, single compounds and alloys. Novel research strategies help to analyse the synthesized models of materials systems.

  • Track 14-1 Nanophysics
  • Track 14-2 Solid Mechanics
  • Track 14-3 Condensed Matter Physics
  • Track 14-4 Theoretical and Experimental Study of Soft Matter
  • Track 14-5 Theoretical Physics
  • Track 14-6 Meta Materials and Magnetic Materials
  • Track 14-7 Quantum and High Energy Physics

Computational methods already play a central role in many materials studies and will only become more pervasive as computer power advances in the decades ahead. We are engaged in the development and application of methods to compute the atomic and electronic structure of materials. Recent applications include materials for electronic applications, nano-electromechanics and energy. We are also leveraging new developments in statistics and machine learning to understand complex simulations and accelerate the design of materials.

  • Track 15-1 Programmable materials
  • Track 15-2 Material properties database
  • Track 15-3 Multiresolution analysis
  • Track 15-4 Quantum materials
  • Track 15-5 High-dimensional computation

Material science plays a significant role in metallurgy. Powder metallurgy is a term that covers varied methodologies in which materials or components are made from metal powders. The metal removal processes can be avoided to decrease the costs. Pyro-metallurgy embraces thermal treatment of minerals and metallurgical ores and concentrates to bring about physical and chemical transformations in the materials to allow retrieval of valued metals. A broad data of metallurgy can support us to extract the metal in a more possible manner. The extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth is called as Mining and Metallurgy is the field of Materials Science that deals with physical and chemical nature of the metallic & intermetallic compounds and alloys. Diverse methods and skills used in the extraction and production of various metals are extractions of metals from ores, purification; Metal Casting Technology, plating, spraying, etc. in the series of processes, the metal is subjected to thermogenic and cryogenic conditions to analyses the corrosion, strength & toughness of the metal.

  • Track 16-1 Surface Engineering and Coatings
  • Track 16-2 Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Manufacturing Processes
  • Track 16-3 Materials Forming and Machining
  • Track 16-4 Mechanical Behaviour and Fracture
  • Track 16-5 Tooling, Testing and Evaluation of Machining
  • Track 16-6 High-speed/Precision Machining
  • Track 16-7 Laser Processing

The research in fundamental and applied science of polymers, soft materials and polymer based Nanocomposites is dedicated to Polymeric and soft materials section. Three different groups are working under this section on multiple aspects of material science and nanotechnology with reference to polymeric materials. Soft Materials & Polymers include Polymer fibres, and hydrogels, Polymer gels, Antibody-polymer interactions and composites.

 

  • Track 17-1 Nanotechnology in Polymers
  • Track 17-2 Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Track 17-3 Conjugated-Controlled Compound
  • Track 17-4 Polymer photochemistry
  • Track 17-5 Reaction Kinetics
  • Track 17-6 Immunoassay

It has been said that everything is a catalyst for something. Although profound, the statement is not very useful unless materials are organized into groups with common explained with theories or models, and systematized into patterns from which new catalysts may be predicted. In this chapter, we examine common types of catalytic materials, current theories underlining their mode of action, and activity patterns useful in design. Much of this is brief by necessity, but the interested reader will find sufficient references for further study. For the casual reader, this chapter illustrates the complex background in catalysis and testifies to the current attempts to lift catalysis from an "art" to a "science."

  • Track 18-1 Advanced synthesis, Catalytic systems and new catalysts
  • Track 18-2 Catalysis Energy and Applications
  • Track 18-3 Catalysis and Nanotechnology
  • Track 18-4 Catalysis and Zeolites
  • Track 18-5 Catalysis for renewable sources
  • Track 18-6 Catalytic Process Engineering

Green materials are defined as materials that are non-toxic, improve health, lower cost, and conserve energy and water use and waste products. Green materials are built from the field of green chemistry where the utilization of principles to decrease or eliminate hazardous substances in the process of design, manufacture and application of chemical products. Research in green materials looks to develop alternatives to traditional materials or processes that offer an environmental advantage. The attention of Green Materials relates to polymers and materials, with an emphasis on reducing the use of hazardous substances in the process of design, manufacture and application of products. Green materials are the materials that have low embedded energy in their harvesting or collection, production, transportation and use.

  • Track 19-1 Green Buildings, Green Architecture and Green Engineering
  • Track 19-2 Green Nanotechnology
  • Track 19-3 Green Economy
  • Track 19-4 Environmental Chemistry and Pollution Control
  • Track 19-5 Global Warming and Bioremediation
  • Track 19-6 Biomass and its Conversion
  • Track 19-7 Life Cycle Assessment & Environmental Sustainability
  • Track 19-8 Green Analytical Techniques
  • Track 19-9 Green Catalysis & Biocatalysts
  • Track 19-10 Trends in Green Chemistry