International Conference on Materials Processing

for Properties and Performance (MP3)


International Conference on Nanostructures and Nanotechnology*(N2)    


24 – 26 November 2004

Orchard Parade Hotel






The JOINT 3rd International Conference on Materials Processing for Properties and Performance (MP3) and International Conference on Nanostructures & Nanotechnology (N2) 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. 


MP3 - 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:


Text Box: Special Highlights:

•	International Symposium on Shape Memory Alloys and Related Technologies – SMART 2004 (Chaired by Prof. Yong LIU)
•	Symposium on Biomaterials for the 21st Century (Chaired by Prof. Chui Ping OOI)
•	Materials in Devices and Systems – MIDAS 2004 (Chaired by Prof. R. RAMANUJAN)
•	Advanced Moulding and Forming Technologies (Chaired by Dr J. ZHAO)
•	Cellular Solids (Chaired by Prof. S. IDAPALAPATI)













N2-  This conference aims to promote and foster the development of scientific and technological aspects of nanostructures and nanomaterials. The conference covers a wide range of topics, from fundamental problems to technological and industrial applications of nanotubes, nanostructures, quantum dots, nanoscaled biological assemblies, nanofabrication and characterization. The conference will feature Plenary, Invited, and Contributed papers (oral and poster sessions).  Contributed papers are welcome in the following and related topics:

1.                   Functional nanomaterials

2.                   Nanowires, nanocrystals and quantum dots

3.                   Nanofabrication  and self-assembly process 

4.                   Computational nanosystems and molecular modeling

5.                   Colloidal nanoparticles and self-assembled block copolymers

6.                   Nanobiomaterials and nanobiotechnology

7.                   Nanophotonics  and quantum information science   

8.                   Nano-characterization

9.                   Nanodevices and applications