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Symposium W
Advanced Structural and Functional Materials for Protection


  • S.E. VALAVAN, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore


  • Paulo S BRANICIO, Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore
  • Ling Bing KONG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Tseung-Yuen TSENG, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Wing Kong CHIU, Monash University, Australia


  • Dr S.E. Valavan, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore
    Email: valavan_s@rp.edu.sg
    Tel: (65)31001260
    Fax: (65) 64151310
    Mailing Address:
    School of Applied Science
    Republic Polytechnic
    9 Woodlands Avenue #9
    Singapore 738964

Scope of Symposium

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 multi-functional materials for enhancement of civilians and soldier performance in extreme conditions.

Symposium 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
Continuum 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
Ballistic performance of materials
Atomistics simulation – First Principles and Molecular Dynamics
Shock damage on materials


The manuscripts of all those papers that are presented at the conference and accepted after peer review will be published online in “Procedia Engineering” by  Elsevier. Details for online submission of the manuscripts will be made available by concerned symposium chair while accepting the paper for presentation at the conference.

Invited Speakers

  • Katharina AL-SHAMERY, Carl von Ossietzky University , Germany ( Abstract )
  • Jaffar Ali B. M., Pondicherry University, India ( Abstract )
  • Wing Kong CHIU, Monash University, Australia ( Abstract )
  • Timothy GERMANN, Loas Alamos National Laboratory, United States ( Abstract )
  • R. JAYAGANTHAN, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India ( Abstract )
  • Yeung, Ping Ha JOHNNY, R&D Director, Heraeus Materials Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore ( Abstract )
  • Sang Ouk KIM, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Richard KWOK, ST Kinetics, Singapore ( Abstract )
  • Zheng-Wen LI, Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore ( Abstract )
  • Nitin P. PADTURE, Director, Center for Advanced Materials Research, Brown University, United States ( Abstract )
  • Werner RIEDEL, Safety Technology and Protective Structures, Fraunhofer Society - Ernst-Mach-Institut, Germany ( Abstract )
  • Jose Pedro RINO, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil ( Abstract )
  • Christopher A. SCHUH, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States ( Abstract )
  • Kwok Wei SHAH, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*Star, Singapore ( Abstract )
  • Fuyuki SHIMOJO, Kumamoto University, Japan ( Abstract )
  • Tseung-Yuen TSENG, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan ( Abstract )
  • KBR VARMA, Indian Institute of Science, India ( Abstract )
  • Oleg VASYLKIV, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore ( Abstract )
  • Jian ZHANG, Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore ( Abstract )