International Conference on Materials Processing

for Properties and Performance (MP3)


International Conference on Nanostructures and Nanotechnology*(N2)    


24 26 November 2004

Orchard Parade Hotel






SMART 2004 - provides a forum for presenting the recent developments on the processing, characterization, application and performance prediction of shape memory materials by researchers and engineers from academia, research laboratories and industries. This conference will pay special attention to link the fundamental research to the engineering practices, and to further identify problems remained in order to promote the applications of shape memory materials in demanding fields.


The topics of interest include but are not restricted to:


1.        Material types

      Shape memory alloys, NiTi-base, Cu-base, Fe-base, high temperature, functional gradient, porous, etc.

      Magnetic shape memory materials, poly-crystals, single crystals, thin films, ribbons, new alloy systems, etc.

      Shape memory polymers and optically driven shape memory materials.


2.        Research topics





      Processing techniques and production




3.        Applications

      Sensors and actuators





      Aviation and aerospace




Biomaterials for the 21st Century                    


The Biomaterials Symposium will comprise of various presentation formats including plenary lectures, invited lectures, and contributed oral and poster presentations. The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry to discuss the latest advances, current research directions and themes in biomedical materials research and application.


Areas to be covered include for example:







-Surface Characteristics and Modification
-Protein and Cell Adhesion at Surface/Interface

-Tissue Engineering

-Drug Delivery Systems

Advanced Manufacturing Methodology
-Novel Test Methods


MIDAS Materials In Devices And Systems


MIDAS will cover advances in functional materials for devices and systems. Currently there is an urgent need for novel types of devices and systems for applications including



The development of these functional devices and systems will require novel materials and innovative ways of using these materials.  MIDAS encourages experts in the area of synthesis, characterization and application of:


      Microelectronic Materials 

      Materials for Security

      Compound Semiconductor Materials and Devices

      Advanced Magnetic Materials

      Photonic Materials and Devices

      Rare Earth Materials

      Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion Devices 

      Functional Glasses and Ceramics

      Conducting and Light Emitting Polymers 

      Solid Thin Films

       Novel functional materials for discrete electronic devices



Advanced Moulding and Forming Technologies


New materials development and advances in material processing technologies in recent years have made very high impact in manufacturing technologies.  In the age of rapid development it is becoming increasingly important for experts to share the advancement of technologies and exchange views. The objective of this symposium is to provide an international forum for experts in modern material processing fields from around the world to exchange information, research ideas and present the latest advances and future perspectives of material processing technologies. The scope of the symposium will cover materials development, processing/fabrication technologies, modeling, simulation, characterization and applications of advanced materials and processes.


Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:


Materials development


         Metal-matrix, ceramic-matrix and polymer matrix composites

         Nano-composites, nano-powders, and nanosized materials

         Advanced metal, ceramic and polymer materials

         Smart materials, bio-materials and packaging materials


Processing Technologies


         Precision machining and laser material processing

         Precision metal forming

         Polymer material processing

         Micro processing technologies

         Surface technologies

         ECO-friendly processes


Modeling and Simulation


         Moulding and forming process simulation

         Process control and monitoring

         Structural analysis

         Advanced 3D simulations


Cellular Solids

A wide range of natural and man made materials have either open or closed cell microscopic structure that repeats itself in a three-dimensional space. Trabecular bone, wood, corks are some of the examples of natural cellular solids. Now engineered structures such as honeycomb and foams are made from polymers, metals and ceramics. Their cellularic structure gives them unique properties (based on microscopic shape and size) and these properties are currently being exploited for a range of industrial applications: constructing strong and stiff light-weight sandwich structures, packaging, impact and blast energy absorbing structures, thermal insulation, bone-graft materials, scaffolds for tissue engineering of bone etc.

This symposium is to critically review the current developments in the field of cellularic solids. We invite both research papers and posters in the following aspects:

         Manufacturing technology of cellular materials

         Characterization of cellularic solids for their properties (mechanical, thermal, acoustic, electrical etc)

         Design and Synthesis of novel cellular (including lattice) structures

         Analytical and Computational Modeling of cellularic solids

         Practical and Industrial applications