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.

Materials science plays an important role in metallurgy too. Powder metallurgy is a term covering a wide range of ways in which materials or components are made from metal powders. They can avoid, or greatly reduce, the need to use metal removal processes and can reduce the costs. Pyro metallurgy includes thermal treatment of minerals and metallurgical ores and concentrates to bring about physical and chemical transformations in the materials to enable recovery of valuable metals. A complete knowledge of metallurgy can help us to extract the metal in a more feasible way and can used to a wider range. Global Metallurgy market will develop at a modest 5.4% CAGR from 2014 to 2020. This will result in an increase in the market’s valuation from US$6 bn in 2013 to US$8.7 bn by 2020.  The global market for powder metallurgy parts and powder shipments was 4.3 billion pounds (valued at $20.7 billion) in 2011 and grew to nearly 4.5 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in 2012. This market is expected to reach 5.4 billion pounds (a value of nearly $26.5 billion) by 2017.

  • Track 1-1Metals & Metallurgy standards
  • Track 1-2Design and manufacture of composite materials
  • Track 1-3 Extractive metallurgy
  • Track 1-4 Powder metallurgy
  • Track 1-5 Creep resistant alloys
  • Track 1-6 Alloy development and casting techniques
  • Track 1-7 Light Metals
  • Track 1-8 Corrosion and degradation
  • Track 1-9 Thin films and coatings
  • Track 1-10 Surface engineering and heat treatment
  • Track 1-11 Hydrometallurgy
  • Track 1-12 Metallography

Manufacturing Innovation is the current trend in production engineering and deals with various manufacturing practices, research, design, development, processes, machines, tools, and equipment. Manufacturing is a process to turn raw materials into an updated or new product in the best economic, efficient and effective way. It involves understanding how products and machinery work/ how to design/ make or use of it. From basic steam engines to high-performance automobiles, air-conditioned environments and jet aircraft, Manufacturing Innovations has changed society for the better

  • Track 2-1 Advanced manufacturing
  • Track 2-2 Manufacturing technology strategies
  • Track 2-3 IoT/Smart manufacturing
  • Track 2-4 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
  • Track 2-5 Computer-integrated manufacturing
  • Track 2-6Robots and robotic systems
  • Track 2-7 Machine tools and metal fabrication
  • Track 2-8 Plastics manufacturing
  • Track 2-9 Reconfigurable manufacturing system
  • Track 2-10 Additive/Rapid manufacturing
  • Track 2-11 Design & Engineering
  • Track 2-12Lean manufacturing
  • Track 2-13Precision & Mechatronics Engineering
  • Track 2-14Machine Tools & Maintenance

Nanotechnology is the handling of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale.  The interesting aspect about nanotechnology is that the properties of many materials alter when the size scale of their dimensions approaches nanometers. Materials scientists and engineers work to understand those property changes and utilize them in the processing and manufacture of materials at the nanoscale level. The field of materials science covers the discovery, characterization, properties, and use of nanoscale materials. Nanomaterials research takes a materials science-based approach to nanotechnology, influencing advances in materials metrology and synthesis which have been developed in support of microfabrication research. Materials with structure at the nanoscale level o have unique optical, electronic, or mechanical properties. Although much of nanotechnology's potential still remains un-utilized, investment in the field is booming. The U.S. government distributed more than a billion dollars to nanotechnology research in 2005 to find new developments in nanotechnology. China, Japan and the European Union have spent similar amounts. The hopes are the same on all fronts: to push oneself off a surface on a growing global market that the National Science Foundation estimates will be worth a trillion dollars. The global market for activated carbon totaled $1.9 billion, in 2013, driven primarily by Asia-Pacific and North American region for applications in water treatment and air purification.

  • Track 3-1 Carbon nanotubes
  • Track 3-2 Nanofabrication
  • Track 3-3 Nanoparticles
  • Track 3-4 Risks and regulation of nanotechnology
  • Track 3-5Nanobiomaterials
  • Track 3-6 Nanobiotechnology
  • Track 3-7 Nanomedicine
  • Track 3-8 Nanophotonics and optics
  • Track 3-9 Surface nanoscience
  • Track 3-10Nanopowders
  • Track 3-11 Nanoelectronics

Characterization, when used in materials science, refers to the broader and wider process by which a material's structure and properties are checked and measured. It is a fundamental process in the field of materials science, without which no scientific understanding of engineering materials could be as curtained. Spectroscopy refers to the measurement of radiation intensity as a function of wavelength. Microscopy is the technical field of using microscopes to view objects that cannot be seen with the naked eye.   Characterization and testing of material is very important before the usage of materials. Proper testing of material can make the material more flexible and durable. Research indicates the global material testing equipment market generated revenues of $510.8 million in 2011, growing at a marginal rate of 3.1% over the previous year. The market is dominated by the ‘big three’ Tier 1 competitors, namely MTS Systems Corporation, Instron Corporation, and Zwick/Roell, while other participants have performed better regionally, such as Tinus Olsen in North America and Shimadzu Corporation in Asia Pacific.

  • Track 4-1 Micro and macro materials characterization
  • Track 4-2 Computational models and experiments
  • Track 4-3 Microscopic and Spectroscopic techniques
  • Track 4-4 Advances in characterization techniques
  • Track 4-5 Mechanics of materials
  • Track 4-6 Experimental and measurement tests

Biomaterials from healthcare viewpoint can be defined as “materials those possess some novel properties that makes them appropriate to come in immediate association with the living tissue without eliciting any adverse immune rejection reactions.  Biomaterials are in the service of mankind through ancient times but subsequent evolution has made them more versatile and has increased their usage. Biomaterials have transformed the areas like bioengineering and tissue engineering for the development of strategies to counter life threatening diseases.  These concepts and technologies are being used for the treatment of different diseases like cardiac failure, fractures, deep skin injuries, etc.  Research is being performed to improve the existing methods and for the innovation of new approaches. With the current progress in biomaterials we can expect a future healthcare which will be economically feasible to us. Equipment and consumables was worth US$ 47.7 billion in 2014 and is further expected to reach US$ 55.5 billion in 2020 with a CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 3%. 

  • Track 5-1 Metallic biomaterials
  • Track 5-2 Biodegradable biomaterials
  • Track 5-3 Biomaterials for biological engineering
  • Track 5-4 Dental Biomaterials
  • Track 5-5Biomaterials Industry and Market analysis
  • Track 5-6 Polymer biomaterials
  • Track 5-7 Biointerfaces
  • Track 5-83D printing of biomaterials
  • Track 5-9Ceramic biomaterials
  • Track 5-10 Self-assembly of biomaterials
  • Track 5-11 Tissue engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Track 5-12 Drug delivery system

Material science has a wider range of applications which includes ceramics, composites and polymer materials. Bonding in ceramics and glasses uses both covalent and ionic-covalent types with SiO2 as a basic building block. Ceramics are as soft as clay or as hard as stone and concrete. Usually, they are crystalline in form. Most glasses contain a metal oxide fused with silica. Applications range from structural elements such as steel-reinforced concrete, to the gorilla glass. Polymers are also an important part of materials science. Polymers are the raw materials which are used to make what we commonly call plastics.  Specialty plastics are materials with distinctive characteristics, such as ultra-high strength, electrical conductivity, electro-fluorescence, high thermal stability. Plastics are divided not on the basis of their material but on its properties and applications. The global market for carbon fiber reached $1.8 billion in 2014, and further the market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 11.4%, to reach $3.5 billion in 2020. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic market reached $17.3 billion in 2014, and further the market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 12.3%, to reach $34.2 billion in 2020.

  • Track 6-1 Building materials
  • Track 6-2 Ceramics and glasses
  • Track 6-3 Magnetic materials
  • Track 6-4 Packaging materials
  • Track 6-5 Electronic materials
  • Track 6-6Composite materials
  • Track 6-7Paper, wood and textiles
  • Track 6-8Iron and steel
  • Track 6-9 Optical materials

Materials Science and Engineering is an acclaimed scientific discipline, expanding in recent decades to surround polymers, ceramics, glass, composite materials and biomaterials.  Materials science and engineering, involves the discovery and design of new materials.  Many of the most pressing scientific problems humans currently face are due to the limitations of the materials that are available and, as a result, major breakthroughs in materials science are likely to affect the future of technology significantly. Materials scientists lay stress on understanding how the history of a material influences its structure, and thus its properties and performance. All engineered products from airplanes to musical instruments, alternative energy sources related to ecologically-friendly manufacturing processes, medical devices to artificial tissues, computer chips to data storage devices and many more are made from materials.  In fact, all new and altered materials are often at the heart of product innovation in highly diverse applications.

  • Track 7-1Fundamentals and computational modeling
  • Track 7-2Processing and manufacturing
  • Track 7-3Coatings and surface engineering
  • Track 7-4Structural materials
  • Track 7-5Metrology and measurement
  • Track 7-6Functional and recycled materials
  • Track 7-7Materials theory and culture
  • Track 7-8Thermodynamics

Ability of a nation to harness nature as well as its ability to cope up with the challenges posed by it is determined by its complete knowledge of materials and its ability to develop and produce them for various applications. Advanced Materials are at the heart of many technological developments that touch our lives. Electronic materials for communication and information technology, optical fibers, laser fibers sensors for intelligent environment, energy materials for renewable energy and environment, light alloys for better transportation, materials for strategic applications and more. Advance materials have a wider role to play in the upcoming future years because of its multiple uses and can be of a greater help for whole humanity. The global market for conformal coating on electronics market the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% from 2015 to 2020. The global market for polyurethanes has been growing at a CAGR (2016-2021) of 6.9%, driven by various application industries, such as, automotive; bedding and furniture; building and construction; packaging; electronics and footwear.

  • Track 8-1 Optical fibers and laser technologies
  • Track 8-2Smart materials
  • Track 8-3Sensors and actuators
  • Track 8-4NEMS and MEMS
  • Track 8-5Programmable matters
  • Track 8-6Insulating materials
  • Track 8-7Multiscale and multifunctional materials
  • Track 8-8Smart grid and robots
  • Track 8-9Thermal spray

Different geophysical and social pressures are providing a shift from conventional fossil fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources. We must create the materials that will support emergent energy technologies. Solar energy is a top priority of the department, and we are devoting extensive resources to developing photovoltaic cells that are both more efficient and less costly than current technology. We also have extensive research around next-generation battery technology. Materials performance lies at the heart of the development and optimization of green energy technologies and computational methods now plays a major role in modeling and predicting the properties of complex materials. The global market for supercapacitor is expected to grow from $1.8 billion in 2014 to $2.0 billion in 2015 at a year-on-year (YOY) growth rate of 9.2%. In addition, the market is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR (2015 to 2020) of 19.1%, to reach $4.8 billion in 2020. 

  • Track 9-1Biomass and bioenergy
  • Track 9-2Superconductors and supercapacitors
  • Track 9-3Solar cells
  • Track 9-4Rechargeable technologies
  • Track 9-5Energy harvesting technologies
  • Track 9-6Materials for energy saving and sustainability
  • Track 9-7Quatntum dot devices
  • Track 9-8Photovoltaics
  • Track 9-9Piezeoeletric materials and thermoelectrics

Materials chemistry involves the synthesis and study of materials that have interesting and potentially useful electronic, magnetic, optical, and mechanical properties. Material chemistry is one of the most talked topics in the last few years. They are the new branch of materials science which take advantage of new developments in chemistry. In fact, chemistry may provide a complete new board of materials for materials scientists and engineers to use. Chemistry began, and largely continues today, to be inextricably associated with preparing, processing, and utilizing materials. Much of the focus of materials chemistry in discovering and developing materials that may be exploited for desired applications. Today, many materials chemists are synthesizing functional device materials, and the discipline is often seen as directed towards producing materials with function—electrical, optical, or magnetic. Material chemistry is involved in the designing and processing of materials. Global market for catalysts is expected to reach $28.5 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR (2015 to 2020) of over 3%. Asia-Pacific is having the largest market for catalysts accounting for more than 35% share. Major players for Catalysts are Albemarle, Arkema, BASF, Chevron, Clariant, Dupont, Zeolyst International and others.

  • Track 10-1Corrosion and environmental effects
  • Track 10-2Electrochemistry
  • Track 10-3Polymer chemistry
  • Track 10-4Soft matter materials chemistry
  • Track 10-5Materials at high-pressure
  • Track 10-6Spectroscopic and catalytic techniques
  • Track 10-7Waste water treatement
  • Track 10-8Crystallography
  • Track 10-9Sol-gel technique

Ceramics cover a very wide range of materials from structural materials like concrete to technical ceramics like PZT – a piezoelectric.  Usually they are defined as solids with a mixture of metallic or semi-metallic and non-metallic elements (often, although not always, oxygen), that are quite hard, non-conducting and corrosion-resistant. The most useful technique for finding the composition of a ceramic is energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS). Ceramics are mostly made by powder processing techniques, for example sintering. Composites are often used in applications that require specific ‘conflicting’ properties such as a high strength and high toughness. The properties may be conflicting because having a high yield stress sometimes relies on trapping and tangling dislocations, but these reduce the ductility and toughness of the material.  Composites often consist of a matrix and fibres or particles that affect the properties.

  • Track 11-1 Nanocrystalline ceramics, interfaces, thin and thick film processing
  • Track 11-2 Ceramic materials in regenerative medicine and drug delivery
  • Track 11-3Processing, structure and properties of ceramics
  • Track 11-4 Ceramics for energy generation, conversion and storage
  • Track 11-5Metal-matrix and Polymer- matrix composites
  • Track 11-6 Novel sintering methods and progress in conventional sintering
  • Track 11-7Ultra-high temperature ceramics – carbides, nitrides, borides
  • Track 11-8 Structural and electronic ceramics
  • Track 11-9 Computational modeling and simulation

Composite materials have unique advantages over monolithic materials, such as high strength, high stiffness, long fatigue life, low density, and adaptability to the intended function of the structure. Significant achievement has been made in the design/development and applications.

Considerable innovative research is still continuing for the development of continuous fibre composites and particulate composites for critical applications. Structural requirements demand ultimate and reliable composite material performance to react to global static and dynamic external and component loads.

  • Track 12-1 Wood composites
  • Track 12-2 Nano-composites
  • Track 12-3 Biomaterials and Bio-composites
  • Track 12-4 Recycling & repair technology in composites
  • Track 12-5Testing & Quality control of composites
  • Track 12-6Composite Technology – Industrial Applications
  • Track 12-7Application of composites in low cost houses and bridges
  • Track 12-8Critical issues in composites (Interfaces, processing applications and manufacturing)
  • Track 12-9Biomaterials and Bio-composites
  • Track 12-10 Polymer composites