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Functional Polymer composites and nanocomposites

Scope of the Symposium

This symposium will cover the latest advancements in the field of functional polymer composites. It will bring together scientists and engineers working in this field to exchange opinions on new techniques of characterization, fabrication, processing, and to discuss the applications of these materials.
Of specific interest is the understanding on the underlying phenomena governing the formation of morphology of these materials to tailor their functional properties. Although the relation processing-morphology-functional properties will be the main focus of interest for this symposium, the discussion of applications are also welcome.

Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas

  • 1. Graphene and carbon nanotube nanocomposites
  • 2. Metal oxides nano composites: a.Hybrid materials; b.Synergic effects; c.Chemical properties
  • 3. Composites with intrinsic conductive polymers
  • 4. Smart composites with response to various stimuli: a.Thermosensitive composites; b.pH Sensitive composites; c.Piezoelectric composites d. Electro-active materials e. Shape memory polymers f. Phase change polymers
  • 5. Fundamentals of smart composites and nano composites: a.Control of interfaces; b.Control of rheological properties; c.Modelling the evolution of their morphology
  • 6. Characterization of Smart composites and nano composites: a.Spectroscopic methods; b.Diffraction techniques; c.Thermal properties; d.Mechanical properties; e.Stability; f.degradation
  • 7. Applications of smart composites and nano composites; a.Sensing; b.Imaging; c.Electromagnetic shielding; d.Electrochemical and environmental applications; e.Energy storage applications; f.Food packing; g.Drug delivery; h.Soil protection; i.Pest contro
  • 8. New processing techniques of these materials; a.Electrospinning; b.Additive manufacturing; c.Spray-dryer

Invited speakers
  • Guilherme Barra
    (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil) [Confirmed]
  • Rosario Gerhardt
    (GeorgiaTech School of Materials Science and Engineering) [Confirmed]
  • Daneesh Simien
    (Department of Materials Science, University of Alabama, United States) [Confirmed]
  • Marcos Lopes Dias
    (IMA) [Confirmed]
  • Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira
    (USP Sao Carlos) [Confirmed]
  • Derval Rosa
    (Universidade Federal do ABC) [Confirmed]

Symposium Organizers
  • Nicole R. Demarquette (Département de Génie Mécanique, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal, Canada)
  • Ricardo J. Zednik (Département de Génie Mécanique, Ecole de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal, Canada)
  • Guilhermino J. M. Fechine ( MackGraphe (graphene and Nano-Material Research Center))
  • Maria I. B. Tavares (IMA: Instituto de Macromoléculas Professora Eloisa Mano da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)


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