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The 4th International Conference on Materials: Advanced and Emerging Materials

14/10/2020 - 16/10/2020, Barcelona, Spain
Abstract Submission
15th May 2020
Acceptance Notification
15th June 2020
Early Bird Registration
19th June 2020
Late Registration
4th October 2020
Registration Deadline
14th October 2020
Covering Author Registration
10th September 2020

Materials, Characterization, Nanotechnology
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Welcome from the Chairs

Dear colleagues, friends, and the wider material science community:

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 4th International Conference of Materials, organized by MDPI’s Open Access journal Materials. This conference will be held in the beautiful city of Barcelona from October 14 to October 16, 2020. The first three editions of the conference were in electronic format, and each was a great success. This has encouraged the organizing committee to take this tradition to the next level by organizing the 4th edition of this conference in Barcelona, where all stakeholders working on various aspects of materials science and material engineering can come together. The aim is to make this event a forum for discussion, knowledge exchange and fruitful interactions among participants in this exponentially growing field.

Stakeholders from academia and industry as well as from governments and research institutes are welcome to join this event and share their findings on various topics related to materials, such as:

Materials Characterization

Nanotechnology in Material Sciences and Engineering

Materials Processing and Manufacturing

Soft and Bio-materials

Fibers and Membranes

Optical, Electrical and Magnetic Materials

We are very enthusiastic about this 4th Materials Conference and are relying on you to make it a successful event.

We look forward to meeting you in Barcelona!

Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian and Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto

ICM 2020 Chairs

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Sharon Sun
Ms. Andi Huang
Ms. Wency Zhang
Mr. Andy Zhan

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Conference Organizers

MDPI

MDPI St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland

DETAILS

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 207 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors.

Introduction

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 207 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors.

Conference Chairs

Professor Maryam Tabrizian

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, McGill University, Canada

DETAILS

Maryam Tabrizian is professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. She was FRSQ-Chercheure nationale awardee (2006-2011), elected as fellow of Royal Society of Canada in 2017, became Guggenheim Fellow in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 and the Fellow of the Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE) in 2011 for her contribution to the field of Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. She received her PhD degree in Physical Sciences with a multidisciplinary background including physics, chemistry and biology from Université Pierre et Marie Curie-École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie de Paris in 1990. She was the director of the Centre for Biorecognition and Biosensors (CBB) for 10 years that she has founded in 2001. She is internationally known for her work in the in design of functional and bioactive biointerface as well as advanced biomaterials for their application in nanomedicine and regenerative medicine as well as for Lab-on a Chip devices. She is the author of more t

Bio
Maryam Tabrizian is professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University. She was FRSQ-Chercheure nationale awardee (2006-2011), elected as fellow of Royal Society of Canada in 2017, became Guggenheim Fellow in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 and the Fellow of the Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE) in 2011 for her contribution to the field of Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. She received her PhD degree in Physical Sciences with a multidisciplinary background including physics, chemistry and biology from Université Pierre et Marie Curie-École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie de Paris in 1990. She was the director of the Centre for Biorecognition and Biosensors (CBB) for 10 years that she has founded in 2001. She is internationally known for her work in the in design of functional and bioactive biointerface as well as advanced biomaterials for their application in nanomedicine and regenerative medicine as well as for Lab-on a Chip devices. She is the author of more t

Professor Filippo Berto

Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

DETAILS

Professor Filippo Berto is International Chair of Fatigue and Fracture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim Norway inside the Excellence Program financed by NTNU. He has developed research contributions in the area of structural integrity and has applied it to the solution of problems in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering, as evidenced by numerous publications and projects developed with major industries in the field.

Bio
Professor Filippo Berto is International Chair of Fatigue and Fracture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim Norway inside the Excellence Program financed by NTNU. He has developed research contributions in the area of structural integrity and has applied it to the solution of problems in mechanical, civil and aerospace engineering, as evidenced by numerous publications and projects developed with major industries in the field.

Conference Committee

Professor Philippe Boisse

INSA Lyon, LaMCoS, France

DETAILS

Composite Forming;Textile composites;Mechanics of fibrous materials;Finite element simulations

Research Keywords
Composite Forming;Textile composites;Mechanics of fibrous materials;Finite element simulations

Dr. Donghoon Kang

Korea Railroad Research Institute, South Korea

DETAILS

non-destructive testing and evaluation skills; field applications using structural health monitoring techniques; development of fiber optic sensors and field applications; convergence with Internet of things technology

Research Keywords
non-destructive testing and evaluation skills; field applications using structural health monitoring techniques; development of fiber optic sensors and field applications; convergence with Internet of things technology

Professor Tomasz Czujko

Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

DETAILS

Head of Department of Advanced Materials and Technologies, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology. His research activities have encompassed such fields as materials for hydrogen storage, quantitative characterization of microstructure in polycrystalline and nanocrystalline materials and conventional and unconventional manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing.

microstructural characterization; nonferrous alloys (Al, Ti, Mg, etc.); intermetallics; additive manufacturing; hydrogen storage

Bio
Head of Department of Advanced Materials and Technologies, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology. His research activities have encompassed such fields as materials for hydrogen storage, quantitative characterization of microstructure in polycrystalline and nanocrystalline materials and conventional and unconventional manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing.
Research Keywords
microstructural characterization; nonferrous alloys (Al, Ti, Mg, etc.); intermetallics; additive manufacturing; hydrogen storage

Professor Grégory Barbillon

EPF-Ecole d'Ingénieurs (Faculty of Engineering), Sceaux, France

DETAILS

Grégory Barbillon completed his PhD in Physics (2007) with greatest distinction at the University of Technology of Troyes (France). Then, he obtained his Habilitation (HDR) in Physics (2013) at the University of Paris Sud (Orsay, France). From September 2017, he is Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Engineering "EPF-Ecole d'Ingénieurs" (Sceaux, France).

Plasmonics, Nano-Optics; Non-Linear Optics; Biosensing; Optical Sensing; Condensed Matter Physics; Nanophotonics; Nanotechnology; Surface Enhanced Spectroscopies; Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy; Materials Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Fluorescence

Bio
Grégory Barbillon completed his PhD in Physics (2007) with greatest distinction at the University of Technology of Troyes (France). Then, he obtained his Habilitation (HDR) in Physics (2013) at the University of Paris Sud (Orsay, France). From September 2017, he is Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Engineering "EPF-Ecole d'Ingénieurs" (Sceaux, France).
Research Keywords
Plasmonics, Nano-Optics; Non-Linear Optics; Biosensing; Optical Sensing; Condensed Matter Physics; Nanophotonics; Nanotechnology; Surface Enhanced Spectroscopies; Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy; Materials Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Fluorescence

Professor Rafael Luque

Department of Organic Chemistry, Universidad de Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain

DETAILS

green chemistry; biomass valorization; heterogeneous catalysis; nanomaterial design

Research Keywords
green chemistry; biomass valorization; heterogeneous catalysis; nanomaterial design

Professor Teofil Jesionowski

Institute of Chemical Technology and Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Poznan University of Technology, Poland

DETAILS

silica; advanced functional materials; surface and colloids science; biomimetic and hybrid materials; polymer fillers

Research Keywords
silica; advanced functional materials; surface and colloids science; biomimetic and hybrid materials; polymer fillers

Professor Luis Norberto López de Lacalle

University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain

DETAILS

machining of superalloys; additive manufacturing; welding; coatings; machining; manufacturing of aeroengine components; vibrations in manufacturing processes

Research Keywords
machining of superalloys; additive manufacturing; welding; coatings; machining; manufacturing of aeroengine components; vibrations in manufacturing processes

Professor Juan Luis Delgado

POLYMAT, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Joxe Mari Korta Center - Avda. Tolosa, Spain

DETAILS

Organic Solar Cells; Perovskite Solar Cells; Donor or Acceptor Polymers; Donor or Acceptor Small Organic Molecules; Novel Devices Architectures; Stability; Hole Transporting Layers (HTLs); Electron Transporting Layers (ETLs)

Research Keywords
Organic Solar Cells; Perovskite Solar Cells; Donor or Acceptor Polymers; Donor or Acceptor Small Organic Molecules; Novel Devices Architectures; Stability; Hole Transporting Layers (HTLs); Electron Transporting Layers (ETLs)

Professor Rafael Balart

Institute of Materials Technology (ITM) - Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain

DETAILS

biopolymers; polymer blends; green composites; biobased thermosetting; wood plastic composites; curing kinetics; functional additives; renewable resources; processing and advanced characterization

Research Keywords
biopolymers; polymer blends; green composites; biobased thermosetting; wood plastic composites; curing kinetics; functional additives; renewable resources; processing and advanced characterization

Dr. Francesca Lionetto

Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

DETAILS

materials characterization; rheology; curing kinetics; polymer processing; polymer based nanocomposites; joining of advanced materials; hybrid welding of dissimilar materials; composite manufacturing and modelling; heat transfer

Research Keywords
materials characterization; rheology; curing kinetics; polymer processing; polymer based nanocomposites; joining of advanced materials; hybrid welding of dissimilar materials; composite manufacturing and modelling; heat transfer

Professor Federico Bella

Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy

DETAILS

Federico Bella is assistant professor of Chemistry for Technologies at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He received both the BSc and MSc in Industrial Chemistry at University of Turin and the PhD in Electronic Devices at the Italian Institute of Technology. He has been visiting scientist at Universitat Politècnica de València, National University of Malaysia, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is working in the field of solar cells and rechargeable batteries, with a focus on performance stabilization and optimization through polymeric and chemometric approaches. He has been awarded with the “ENI Award” as the best Italian under-30 scientist in the field of renewable energy (2016) and with the “ENERCHEM-1 Prize” as the best Italian under-35 researcher for contributions of particular interest in the field of chemistry of renewable energies (2016). In 2017 he ranked 1st in the European “Top Young Scientists” chart by VIA-Academy; in 2018 he got the ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry and in 2019 the RSC ESED Early Career Award. He is author of 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journal (h-index = 45), and is also the Past-Coordinator of the Young Group of the Italian Chemical Society and senior board member of the Industrial Chemistry Division. He is permanent member of the editorial board of Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, Membranes, Heliyon, Molecules and Sci.

perovskite solar cells; dye-sensitized solar cells; sodium batteries; polymer electrolytes; integrated devices

Bio
Federico Bella is assistant professor of Chemistry for Technologies at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He received both the BSc and MSc in Industrial Chemistry at University of Turin and the PhD in Electronic Devices at the Italian Institute of Technology. He has been visiting scientist at Universitat Politècnica de València, National University of Malaysia, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is working in the field of solar cells and rechargeable batteries, with a focus on performance stabilization and optimization through polymeric and chemometric approaches. He has been awarded with the “ENI Award” as the best Italian under-30 scientist in the field of renewable energy (2016) and with the “ENERCHEM-1 Prize” as the best Italian under-35 researcher for contributions of particular interest in the field of chemistry of renewable energies (2016). In 2017 he ranked 1st in the European “Top Young Scientists” chart by VIA-Academy; in 2018 he got the ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry and in 2019 the RSC ESED Early Career Award. He is author of 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journal (h-index = 45), and is also the Past-Coordinator of the Young Group of the Italian Chemical Society and senior board member of the Industrial Chemistry Division. He is permanent member of the editorial board of Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, Membranes, Heliyon, Molecules and Sci.
Research Keywords
perovskite solar cells; dye-sensitized solar cells; sodium batteries; polymer electrolytes; integrated devices

Professor Valeria Cannillo

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

DETAILS

biomaterials; bioactive glasses; composites; surface coatings; materials modeling

Research Keywords
biomaterials; bioactive glasses; composites; surface coatings; materials modeling

Keynote Speakers

Professor Markus Antonietti

Max Planck Institut fur Kolloid Und Grenzflachenforschung Potsdam, Golm, Germany

DETAILS

Markus Antonietti is director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. Starting 35 years ago with polymer science, he now drives modern materials chemistry, where sustainable processes and materials are a central theme. Carbon and Carbon-Nitrogen Materials indeed exert a special fascination to him. He published around 700 Papers and issued 90 patents, his H-index is 147. Beside being a devoted scientist and a higher academic teacher (about 55 of his former students hold leading professorships, worldwide), he also is a passionate chef specialized in fusion cuisine and plays in a Rock`n`Roll band.

Bio
Markus Antonietti is director of the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. Starting 35 years ago with polymer science, he now drives modern materials chemistry, where sustainable processes and materials are a central theme. Carbon and Carbon-Nitrogen Materials indeed exert a special fascination to him. He published around 700 Papers and issued 90 patents, his H-index is 147. Beside being a devoted scientist and a higher academic teacher (about 55 of his former students hold leading professorships, worldwide), he also is a passionate chef specialized in fusion cuisine and plays in a Rock`n`Roll band.

Professor Kazunori Kataoka

Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, Kawasaki, Japan

DETAILS

Dr. Kazunori Kataoka is the Director General of Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM), Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion. He is also a Professor at Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo. He has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill since 2015. He has received several scientific awards, including the Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (2000), the Clemson Award from the Society for Biomaterials, USA (2005), the Founder’s Award from the Controlled Release Society (2008), NIMS Award (2009), The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of MEXT, Japan (2010), Humboldt Research Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2012), Leo Esaki Prize (2012), and Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Prize (2017). He has been elected as a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI) since 2017. In 2018, he was installed Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr.h.c.) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. Dr. Kataoka has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 142). He has been on the board of over 15 international journals, including Editor of Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition and Associate Editor of ACS Nano (American Chemical Society). His current major research interests include supramolecular materials for nanobiotechnology, focusing on drug and gene delivery systems.

Bio
Dr. Kazunori Kataoka is the Director General of Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM), Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion. He is also a Professor at Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo. He has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill since 2015. He has received several scientific awards, including the Award of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan (2000), the Clemson Award from the Society for Biomaterials, USA (2005), the Founder’s Award from the Controlled Release Society (2008), NIMS Award (2009), The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of MEXT, Japan (2010), Humboldt Research Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2012), Leo Esaki Prize (2012), and Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund Prize (2017). He has been elected as a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI) since 2017. In 2018, he was installed Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr.h.c.) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. Dr. Kataoka has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers (h-index 142). He has been on the board of over 15 international journals, including Editor of Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition and Associate Editor of ACS Nano (American Chemical Society). His current major research interests include supramolecular materials for nanobiotechnology, focusing on drug and gene delivery systems.

Professor Paula T. Hammond

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States

DETAILS

Professor Paula T. Hammond is the David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. She is a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the MIT Energy Initiative, and a founding member of the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology. Her research in nanomedicine encompasses the development of new biomaterials to enable drug delivery from surfaces with spatio-temporal control. She also investigates novel responsive polymer architectures for targeted nanoparticle drug and gene delivery, and has developed self-assembled materials systems for electrochemical energy devices.

Bio
Professor Paula T. Hammond is the David H. Koch Chair Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. She is a member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the MIT Energy Initiative, and a founding member of the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology. Her research in nanomedicine encompasses the development of new biomaterials to enable drug delivery from surfaces with spatio-temporal control. She also investigates novel responsive polymer architectures for targeted nanoparticle drug and gene delivery, and has developed self-assembled materials systems for electrochemical energy devices.

Professor Federico Bella

Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy

DETAILS

Federico Bella is assistant professor of Chemistry for Technologies at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He received both the BSc and MSc in Industrial Chemistry at University of Turin and the PhD in Electronic Devices at the Italian Institute of Technology. He has been visiting scientist at Universitat Politècnica de València, National University of Malaysia, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is working in the field of solar cells and rechargeable batteries, with a focus on performance stabilization and optimization through polymeric and chemometric approaches. He has been awarded with the “ENI Award” as the best Italian under-30 scientist in the field of renewable energy (2016) and with the “ENERCHEM-1 Prize” as the best Italian under-35 researcher for contributions of particular interest in the field of chemistry of renewable energies (2016). In 2017 he ranked 1st in the European “Top Young Scientists” chart by VIA-Academy; in 2018 he got the ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry and in 2019 the RSC ESED Early Career Award. He is author of 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journal (h-index = 45), and is also the Past-Coordinator of the Young Group of the Italian Chemical Society and senior board member of the Industrial Chemistry Division. He is permanent member of the editorial board of Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, Membranes, Heliyon, Molecules and Sci.

Bio
Federico Bella is assistant professor of Chemistry for Technologies at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. He received both the BSc and MSc in Industrial Chemistry at University of Turin and the PhD in Electronic Devices at the Italian Institute of Technology. He has been visiting scientist at Universitat Politècnica de València, National University of Malaysia, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, he is working in the field of solar cells and rechargeable batteries, with a focus on performance stabilization and optimization through polymeric and chemometric approaches. He has been awarded with the “ENI Award” as the best Italian under-30 scientist in the field of renewable energy (2016) and with the “ENERCHEM-1 Prize” as the best Italian under-35 researcher for contributions of particular interest in the field of chemistry of renewable energies (2016). In 2017 he ranked 1st in the European “Top Young Scientists” chart by VIA-Academy; in 2018 he got the ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry and in 2019 the RSC ESED Early Career Award. He is author of 80 publications in international peer-reviewed journal (h-index = 45), and is also the Past-Coordinator of the Young Group of the Italian Chemical Society and senior board member of the Industrial Chemistry Division. He is permanent member of the editorial board of Materials, Chemical Engineering Journal, Membranes, Heliyon, Molecules and Sci.

Professor Volker Abetz

University of Hamburg; Institute of Physical Chemistry, Germany,
Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH; Institute of Polymer Research, Germany

DETAILS

Prof. Abetz lectures at the University of Hamburg in the field of Physical Chemistry. His group there studies the self-assembly of block copolymers. Prof. Abetz also is the Managing Director of the Institute for Polymer Research in Geesthacht, Germany. Focus of the research at this institute are membranes and multifunctional polymeric materials for applications in separation and coating. Due to the interdisciplinary integration of natural sciences and engineering, research of Prof. Abetz’s group covers the full spectrum from basic research to industrial application. The latest equipment and methods for the synthesis, characterization and processing of polymers, as well as for membrane preparation, module development and design, and modeling of separation processes substantiate the group’s competence in the field of polymer science.

Bio
Prof. Abetz lectures at the University of Hamburg in the field of Physical Chemistry. His group there studies the self-assembly of block copolymers. Prof. Abetz also is the Managing Director of the Institute for Polymer Research in Geesthacht, Germany. Focus of the research at this institute are membranes and multifunctional polymeric materials for applications in separation and coating. Due to the interdisciplinary integration of natural sciences and engineering, research of Prof. Abetz’s group covers the full spectrum from basic research to industrial application. The latest equipment and methods for the synthesis, characterization and processing of polymers, as well as for membrane preparation, module development and design, and modeling of separation processes substantiate the group’s competence in the field of polymer science.

Professor Roman Perez

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

DETAILS

Roman A. Perez was born in Barcelona in 1984. He graduated in chemistry from the University of Barcelona (2006) and received his PhD from the Technical University of Catalonia (2011) in the field of calcium phosphate cements. He then moved to the Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering in South Korea as a postdoc (2011–2013), University College Dublin (2013), and Ryerson University (2013–2014). He was then appointed assistant professor at Dankook University in South Korea (2014-2106). In 2016 he received the Juan de la Cierva – Incorporacion fellowship and moved back to Barcelona to join the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. In 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Ramon y Cajal fellowship. He currently has his own research group focusing his research on the development and fabrication of scaffolds incorporating drugs and cells for tissue regeneration.

Bio
Roman A. Perez was born in Barcelona in 1984. He graduated in chemistry from the University of Barcelona (2006) and received his PhD from the Technical University of Catalonia (2011) in the field of calcium phosphate cements. He then moved to the Institute of Tissue Regeneration Engineering in South Korea as a postdoc (2011–2013), University College Dublin (2013), and Ryerson University (2013–2014). He was then appointed assistant professor at Dankook University in South Korea (2014-2106). In 2016 he received the Juan de la Cierva – Incorporacion fellowship and moved back to Barcelona to join the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. In 2019 he was awarded the prestigious Ramon y Cajal fellowship. He currently has his own research group focusing his research on the development and fabrication of scaffolds incorporating drugs and cells for tissue regeneration.

Dr. Albert Sacco

Dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering Texas Tech University, Lubbock, United States

DETAILS

Al Sacco Jr. is dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. Before coming to Texas Tech, he was the George A. Snell Distinguished Professor of Engineering and the director of the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing at Northeastern University. He flew as the payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia on shuttle mission STS-73 in 1995. The 16-day mission aboard Columbia focused on materials science, biotechnology, combustion science and fluid mechanics contained within the pressurized Spacelab module. Sacco has over 200 publications (including book chapters) in the areas of carbon filament initiation and growth, transition metal and acid catalyst and their deactivation, and zeolite synthesis, and he has been the principal investigator on more than $26 million in research grants. He has given over 500 invited presentations including commencement addresses, plenary and keynote addresses and is a Fellow of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and full member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He has received numerous awards including four honorary doctorates (two in science, two in engineering), and was awarded the Nation’s Space Flight Metal in 1995. In 2010 he received the 2010 Distinguished Chemist Award given by the New England Institute of Chemists, and in 2015 received the AIChE’s 2015 Fuels and Petroleum Division Outstanding lifetime Achievement Award. Using his space flight experience, Sacco has given more than 300 presentations to approximately 48,000 K-12 teachers and their students as a means to motivate students to consider careers in science and engineering.

Bio
Al Sacco Jr. is dean of the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas. Before coming to Texas Tech, he was the George A. Snell Distinguished Professor of Engineering and the director of the Center for Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing at Northeastern University. He flew as the payload specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia on shuttle mission STS-73 in 1995. The 16-day mission aboard Columbia focused on materials science, biotechnology, combustion science and fluid mechanics contained within the pressurized Spacelab module. Sacco has over 200 publications (including book chapters) in the areas of carbon filament initiation and growth, transition metal and acid catalyst and their deactivation, and zeolite synthesis, and he has been the principal investigator on more than $26 million in research grants. He has given over 500 invited presentations including commencement addresses, plenary and keynote addresses and is a Fellow of The American Institute of Chemical Engineers and full member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He has received numerous awards including four honorary doctorates (two in science, two in engineering), and was awarded the Nation’s Space Flight Metal in 1995. In 2010 he received the 2010 Distinguished Chemist Award given by the New England Institute of Chemists, and in 2015 received the AIChE’s 2015 Fuels and Petroleum Division Outstanding lifetime Achievement Award. Using his space flight experience, Sacco has given more than 300 presentations to approximately 48,000 K-12 teachers and their students as a means to motivate students to consider careers in science and engineering.

Professor Konstantin Neyman

Universitat de Barcelona , Spain

DETAILS

Konstantin Neyman is an ICREA Professor at the Department de Ciència de Materials i Química Física and the Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), leading the group Reactivity of Nanostructures. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the Inst. of Inorganic Chemistry in Novosibirsk and completed his Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Theoretical Chemistry at the Technische Universität München. He published a book, 9 book chapters, 190+ articles in referred journals and made 350 presentations at conferences and in universities, 135 of which as keynote and invited lectures. His publications were cited more than 8000 times in WoS, H-index = 50 (WoS), 55 (GoogleScholar). Dr. Neyman is a corresponding/senior author of articles in such premier journals as J. Am. Chem. Soc. - 4, Angew. Chemie - 4, Chem. Comm. - 2, Chem. Eur. J. - 3, ACS Nano, Chem. Sci., Chem. Soc. Rev., Nanoscale -2, Nature Materials - 3. See full CV and publication list of Dr. Neyman at www.icrea.cat/Web/ScientificStaff/Konstantin-M-Neyman-292; Researcher ID F-4055-2011. Before joining ICREA, Dr. Neyman held senior research associate positions in Germany: at the TU München, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München and Fritz-Haber-Institut (Berlin) of the Max-Planck Society. He has contributed to the attraction of funds for more than 40 research projects. He has received a Visiting Professor Award (2016-2017) from Uppsala University (SE) and a Jubilee Professor Award 2017 from Chalmers Uni. of Technology, Gothenburg (SE).

Bio
Konstantin Neyman is an ICREA Professor at the Department de Ciència de Materials i Química Física and the Institut de Química Teòrica i Computacional, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), leading the group Reactivity of Nanostructures. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the Inst. of Inorganic Chemistry in Novosibirsk and completed his Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in Theoretical Chemistry at the Technische Universität München. He published a book, 9 book chapters, 190+ articles in referred journals and made 350 presentations at conferences and in universities, 135 of which as keynote and invited lectures. His publications were cited more than 8000 times in WoS, H-index = 50 (WoS), 55 (GoogleScholar). Dr. Neyman is a corresponding/senior author of articles in such premier journals as J. Am. Chem. Soc. - 4, Angew. Chemie - 4, Chem. Comm. - 2, Chem. Eur. J. - 3, ACS Nano, Chem. Sci., Chem. Soc. Rev., Nanoscale -2, Nature Materials - 3. See full CV and publication list of Dr. Neyman at www.icrea.cat/Web/ScientificStaff/Konstantin-M-Neyman-292; Researcher ID F-4055-2011. Before joining ICREA, Dr. Neyman held senior research associate positions in Germany: at the TU München, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München and Fritz-Haber-Institut (Berlin) of the Max-Planck Society. He has contributed to the attraction of funds for more than 40 research projects. He has received a Visiting Professor Award (2016-2017) from Uppsala University (SE) and a Jubilee Professor Award 2017 from Chalmers Uni. of Technology, Gothenburg (SE).

Professor Joseph Poon

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, United States

DETAILS

Joseph Poon received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Caltech and did postdoctoral work at Stanford University. Since 1996, he has been the William Barton Rogers Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia, where he also chaired the Physics Department from 2010 to 2018. He has worked on superconductivity and magnetism in quasicrystals and metallic glasses in the past. His current research focuses on experimental and computational investigation of thermoelectrics, high entropy alloys, and magnetic thin films. He has published more than 260 papers with a total of more than 16,000 citations and an h-index of 67. He is an APS Fellow and was also named APS Outstanding Referee. He was named one of Scientific American 50 in 2004 for the discovery of amorphous steel.

Bio
Joseph Poon received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Caltech and did postdoctoral work at Stanford University. Since 1996, he has been the William Barton Rogers Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia, where he also chaired the Physics Department from 2010 to 2018. He has worked on superconductivity and magnetism in quasicrystals and metallic glasses in the past. His current research focuses on experimental and computational investigation of thermoelectrics, high entropy alloys, and magnetic thin films. He has published more than 260 papers with a total of more than 16,000 citations and an h-index of 67. He is an APS Fellow and was also named APS Outstanding Referee. He was named one of Scientific American 50 in 2004 for the discovery of amorphous steel.

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Registration

The registration fee includes attendance of all conference sessions, morning/afternoon coffee breaks and lunches, conference bag and program book.

Participation to the conference is considered final only once the registration fees have been paid. The number of participants is limited: once the number of paid registrations reaches the maximum number of participants, unpaid registrations will be cancelled.

Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 10 September 2020. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.

Group Registration: groups of 5 or more attendees are offered a 10% discount on the registration fees. To enjoy this discount you need to complete one multiple registration, by selecting the number of people attending in each category (type of registration) during the first step of the registration process. Please note that no other discounts will be applicable.

For onsite registration, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Certificate of Attendance: Upon request, the participants of the event will receive an electronic Certificate of Attendance by email once the event is concluded.

Conference Dinner: A Gala Dinner will be served on Wednesday, 14th October. Please note that the conference fee does not include this social event. Therefore, if you plan to attend the dinner, please make sure you select this extra when registering to the conference (Price per person: €50).

Visa Support Letters:

- Applicants must have paid for registration and submitted an abstract in order to get a letter of support.

- Applicants must provide us with a scan of their valid in date passport that contains a photo of them.

- Applicants must provide us with an academic CV and the correspondence address for the letter.

- Applicants must provide us with a letter of support from their institute, saying they support the delegate attending the meeting.

- This must be carried in good time before the meeting, “last minute” requests will not be processed.

Early Regular Late Required documents
Academic 400.00 EUR 500.00 EUR 600.00 EUR
Non-academic 650.00 EUR 800.00 EUR 900.00 EUR
Guest Editor/Board Member of Materials 300.00 EUR 400.00 EUR 500.00 EUR
MDPI author/reviewer 360.00 EUR 450.00 EUR 550.00 EUR
Student 250.00 EUR 250.00 EUR 350.00 EUR Scanned copy or photograph of your current student ID is required
Early bird registration fee valid until: 19/06/2020   Late price valid from: 04/10/2020  

Cancellation policy

Cancellation of paid registration is possible under the terms listed below:
> 2 months before the conference Full refund but 100 EUR are retained for administration
> 1 month before the conference Refund 50% of the applying fees
> 2 weeks before the conference Refund 25% of the applying fees
< 2 weeks before the conference No refund

Disclaimer

In the unlikely event that MDPI shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. MDPI shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

Beware of unauthorized registration and hotel solicitations

Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to ICM 2020, and that we are not associated with any hotel agency (other than the listed in the conference website). While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with ICM 2020 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

Insurance

The organizers do not accept liability for personal accident, loss, or damage to private property incurred as a result of participation in ICM 2020 –The 4th International Conference on Materials : Advanced and Emerging Materials. Delegates are advised to arrange appropriate insurance to cover travel, cancellation costs, medical, and theft or damage of belongings.

Photographs and/or video will be taken during the conference

By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the conference’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

Payment methods

Wire transfer, Credit card


Instructions for Authors

Instruction for Authors

The conference "ICM 2020 - The 4th International Conference on Materials : Advanced and Emerging Materials" will accept abstracts only.

The accepted abstracts will be available online on Sciforum.net during and after the conference. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to contribute with a full manuscript to the special issue "Advanced and Emerging Materials" in the journal Materials.

Please note that abstract submission and conference registration are two separate processes.
Abstracts
  • Create an account on Sciforum.net and click "Submit New Abstract to ICM 2020" on the left panel.
  • Choose a session which is best suited for your research.
  • Submit an abstract in English - the word limits are: minimum 150 words and maximum 300 words.
  • The deadline to submit your abstract is 15 May 2020. You will be notified by 15 June 2020 about the acceptance of your submission.
  • Upon submission, you can select if you wish to also be considered for oral presentation. Following assessment by the Chairs, you will be notified by 5 July 2020 in a separate email whether your contribution has been accepted for oral presentation.
  • Please note that, in order to finalize the scientific program in due time, at least one registration by any of the authors, denoted as Covering Author, is required to cover the presentation and publication of any accepted abstract. Covering Author registration deadline is 10 September 2020. Your abstract will be withdrawn if your registration is not complete by this date.
Poster Information

Maximum poster size limited to 90x140 cm (width x height), vertical orientation (portrait). Please print your poster prior to the conference.

A plan of the poster session will be circulated later on.

Publication Opportunities
  • All accepted abstracts will be available online in Open Access form on Sciforum.net.
  • Participants of this conference are cordially invited to contribute with a full manuscript to our Special Issue "Advanced and Emerging Materials"in the journal Materials.
  • The submission deadline for this special issue is 30 April 2021. Conference participants will be granted a 20% discount on the publication fees. Please note that no other institutional discounts will be applicable, except from reviewers’ discount vouchers.
  • Materials is indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science), Ei Compendex and other databases, and has an Impact Factor of 2.972 (2018). Citations available in PubMed, full-text archived in PubMed Central.

Venue, Travel and Accommodation

Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia and is Spain's second largest city, with a population of over one and half million people (over five million in the whole province). This city, located on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich and diverse history, with its roots dating back to Roman times when it was a settlement called ‘Barcino’.

In 1992, Barcelona gained international recognition by hosting the Olympic games which brought about a massive upturn in its tourism industry. This had the effect of changing the city in ways that are still felt today, with neighborhoods that were renovated (and in some cases, leveled), updates to the public transportation system, and an intense focus on modern design, that permeates all aspects of life in Barcelona, from public buildings to something as simple as a park bench or an event poster. For visitors, this has translated into the very modern, yet incredibly old city you see now in the 21st century, where new elements work to both preserve and celebrate both the city’s heritage and origins.

Barcelona is similar to other large cosmopolitan European cities with plenty of outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums, and churches. The city is also very walkable, with an extensive and reliable Metro system for more far-flung destinations. The core center of town, focused around the Ciutat Vella ("Old City"), provides many opportunities for enjoyment for those looking to experience the life of Barcelona, while the beaches the city were built to provide locations for sun and relaxation during the long periods of agreeably warm weather.

For a complete overview, see wikitravel.org.

Venue

The conference will be held at MGS Auditorium, Barcelona, Spain. The MGS Auditorium is located next to Avenida Diagonal, one of the most modern areas of Barcelona and also the main financial area of ​​the city.

Address: Carrer d'Entença, 335, 08029 Barcelona

How to get there:

Accommodation

We want your stay in Barcelona during the conference to be as good as possible. With that in mind, we have agreed a 10% discount with several hotels to make your accommodation choice easier.

We are delighted to announce that the following hotels will offer a discounted price for all ICM 2020 attendees:

  • Oriente Atiram and Meson Castilla Atiram: Located in Las Ramblas, have a fantastic central location, next to Plaza Catalunya and the famous Boqueria market, 25-30 minutes away (by metro) from the conference venue.
  • Arenas Atiram: The Arenas Atiram Hotel offers a highly personalized service together with very friendly, elegant facilities, and it is within walking distance from the conference venue..
  • Tres Torres Atiram: Located in the center of one of the best residential neighborhoods of Barcelona, next to the distinguished commercial and leisure districts Diagonal Avenue, 1.5 km away from the conference venue.

Please add the discount code ‘MATERIALS20’ while making your reservation.

    To ensure availability, we encourage you to book your accommodation as soon as possible.

    Beware of Unauthorized Registration and Hotel Solicitations
    Note that Sciforum is the only official registration platform to register to ICM 2020, and that we are not associated with any hotel agency (other than the listed above). While other hotel resellers and travel agencies may contact you with offers for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with ICM 2020 or Sciforum. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.

    Visa

    Citizens of the EU and the EFTA

    Citizens of EU and EFTA countries must present valid personal identification, an ID card or a passport. No visa is required.
    Regardless of their citizenship, family members of EU and EFTA citizens must present a valid passport and they must have a specific residence permit from a Schengen country (no visa required). Otherwise, a visa must be obtained.

    For more information, see http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Portal/en/ServiciosAlCiudadano/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Paginas/Inicio.aspx.

    EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

    EFTA Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.

    Schengen Countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

    Citizens of the USA and Canada

    No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days. However, a passport valid for at least 3 months beyond your date of departure is required (6 months recommended). Spanish government regulations may require a return or on-going ticket or proof of funds.

    Other Countries

    A valid passport is required and in some cases a visa must be obtained prior to entering Spain. For more information, check this link. Or find your nearest Spanish embassy or consulate here.

    Travel Insurance

    Subscription to an insurance plan to protect you from the high costs of illness or accident during your stay in Spain is a prerequisite for obtaining your visa. You should obtain adequate travel, health and accident insurance before you depart from your country. The organizers are not responsible for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the congress participants.

    Conference Awards

    The 4th International Conference on Materials : Advanced and Emerging Materials (ICM 2020) announces the availability of awards for postdocs, PhD students and researchers conducting research in the field of materials research and who plan to attend the ICM 2020 conference.

    The Awards
    Best Oral Presentation (500 CHF)
    Selected by the Scientific Committee after evaluation of all selected talks presented during the conference.
    Best Poster (300 CHF)
    Ten posters will be selected prior to the conference by the Scientific Committee, and the authors will have the opportunity to present their poster in a 3-min Flash Presentation during a special session that will take place on the second day of the conference. The Best Poster Award will be selected and granted to one of these ten posters.
    Travel Award (800 CHF)
    Winner will be awarded 800 Swiss Francs with a certificate and a waiver of the registration fee for the ICM 2020 conference.
    Terms and Conditions:

    Applicants should check the details about travel award and apply from the following link:

    https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/awards

    Please kindly note that the application deadline of travel award is 20 June 2020. The winner will be announced by 20 July 2020.

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