Protection materials represent one of the most challenging materials to synthesize and process due to the extreme application requirements. The understanding of the various mechanisms & sciences behind materials’ behavior will contribute invaluably to the development of materials for protection applications.
This symposium provides a platform for academics, scientists, technologists and industrial players to present innovations, exchange views, share results and discuss opinions and thoughts in the field of advanced structural and functional materials for protection. Specifically, the symposium shall focus on materials for protection of civilians and soldiers against collision of vehicles, blast, fragmentation, unconventional attack, and also multi-functional materials for enhancement of civilians and soldier performance in extreme conditions.
Topics • Novel synthesis, processing and applications of advanced materials • Micro and nano-structures • Design and fabrication of structural materials • Self healing materials • Advanced ceramic materials • Novel multi/hybrid layers • Novel films/coatings for protection • Thermoelectric materials and thermal protection • Materials for radiation protection • Materials for extreme conditions • Development of materials evaluation techniques • Modeling and simulation • Smart materials for structural and/or functional management • Advanced sensors and devices • Failure analysis and characterization of materials • Applications of protection materials – civilians, soldiers, aerospace, navy and heavy vehicles • Sustainable protection materials