PREFACE

 

The 3rd International Conference on Materials Processing for Properties and Performance (MP3) will be held in NOVEMBER 24-26, 2004. It is sponsored by the Institute of Materials (East Asia) and co-organised by Nanyang Technological University (MPE, NIE, EEE & SME) and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology. The purpose of this annual inter-disciplinary conference is to bring together state-of-the-art developments on all aspects related to the processing of advanced materials spanning the entire spectrum of metallics, ceramics, composites, polymers, magnetic and electronic materials as well as coatings.  The conference will certainly provide an attractive forum for presenting the latest advances in materials processing and materials evaluation by researchers and engineers from industry, research laboratories, and academia.  Both INVITED and CONTRIBUTED papers will be included.  Invited papers speakers in “leading-edge” academic and industrial research settings, in related areas, will provide a lucid and comprehensive overview of the current status and potential future directions for research.  Contributed papers will attempt to cover specific problems in the same areas.  The topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

 

·        International Symposium on Shape Memory Alloys and Related Technologies – SMART 2004

·        Symposium on Biomaterials for the 21st Century

·        Materials in Devices and Systems – MIDAS 2004

·        Advanced Moulding and Forming Technologies

 

 

 

 

 

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            K. A. KHOR

                                   

 

                                       On behalf of the organizers of 3rd MP3 2004

                                    Y. Liu, R. V. Ramanujan, C. P. Ooi and J. H. Zhao