The six symposia of CMSC 2023
Additive and advanced manufacturing
Chair: Dr. Solomon Boakye-Yiadom, York University
Co-chair: Dr. Gbenga Asala, Red River College Polytechnic Technology Access Center for Aerospace and Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM) process fundamentals, material properties, design rules, qualification methods, cost and value analysis, and industrial and consumer applications of AM. AM technologies for polymers, metals, ceramics and composites, and related design principles and part performance. The AM techniques include selective laser melting, direct metal deposition, wire arc deposition, cold spray, powder binder jetting, electroplating, fused deposition modeling (FDM) and stereolithography (SLA).
Physical metallurgy and characterization
Chair: Dr. Guozhen Zhu, University of Manitoba
Defect Engineering, Phase transformations and microstructure evolution, Development of complex alloy systems (High Entropy Alloys, Metallic glasses), Advanced characterization methods (in-situ and ex-situ), Nanoscale mechanical behavior, Fundamentals of low dimensional materials, Functional nanomaterials, Self-organizing nano-structured materials.
Advanced synchrotron techniques for materials research, Synchrotron X-ray diffraction and micro-CT. Analytical electron microscopy, Elemental/ Chemical analysis of materials using EDS/EELS/WDS/CL/XPS, Auger electron spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Crystal structure determination using XRD and electron diffraction, in situ electron microscopy, Correlative microscopy, Crystal orientational mapping using EBSD, 4D-STEM analysis techniques.
Biomaterials and soft materials
Chair: Dr. Malcolm Xing, University of Manitoba
Advanced biomaterials for biomedical implants; advances in biomaterials for 3D printing of scaffolds and tissues, Bio-nano interfaces and engineering, mechanics and physiological adaptation of biomaterials and biological tissues, cellular interrogation and manipulation, engineered living materials, peptide and protein-based materials, unconventional polymer networks, soft matter materials and mechanics of haptic interfaces, etc.
Materials theory, computation and data
Chair: Dr. Chuang Deng, University of Manitoba
Computational materials science, simulations involving molecular dynamics, density functional theory, phase field and other materials modeling approaches, multiscale modeling; materials theory; applications of materials simulations; machine learning and artificial intelligence for materials design and exploration; designing materials descriptors; materials informatics, data-driven multiscale studies of materials.
Green and Sustainability
Chairs: Dr. Jing Liu, University of Alberta,
Dr. Farzaneh Sadri, University of Alberta,
Dr. Christian Kuss, University of Manitoba
Catalytic water-splitting, CO2 capture and Ammonia Synthesis using electrochemical and photoelectrochemical methods; Materials Circular Economy for Urban Sustainability (Recycling), Materials for renewable energy generation and storage.
Radiation damage of in-core materials; CANDU, SMR, and fusion reactor materials; stability of spent fuel repository long-term storage materials; micromechanical testing of irradiated materials; computational modelling of radiation damage; data science and nuclear materials.
Green energy materials; Battery Materials; Fuel Cells; Supercapacitors; Catalysis for energy storage and environmental applications; Organic materials for energy storage and PV applications; Cycling induced surface/structural/chemical defects in batteries; Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic materials; Excitonic materials and Quantum dots for energy conversion; Thermoelectric, Piezoelectric and Triboelectric materials.
Functional materials and structures
Chair: Dr. Nan Wu, University of Manitoba
Piezoelectric materials; Optomechanical materials; shape-memory materials, electro active polymers, CNT-fibers, piezoelectric actuators, honeycomb structures, nanotubes and helical membranes, piezoelectric nano composites, bio-inspired and self-organizing or potential-based designs, smart materials, magnetostrictive materials, electrostrictive materials, flexoelectric materials, triboelectric, cell designs, cell performance, etc.