Smart Material and Technology

Smart materials, also known as intelligent materials, have the ability to respond to external stimuli or changes in any physical parameter, displaying a response in accordance with the change and returning to its original state once the stimuli are removed. Smart Materials are classified based on the type of stimuli and how they respond to them. Because of the change in its environment, the material's properties will change. Smart Materials are hybrid materials made up of at least two materials in order to produce the desired resulting materials with the required properties. 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to 

  •    Piezoelectric and Ferroelectric Materials 
  •    Shape memory alloys and polymers 
  •    Smart Grids,Smart Home networks 
  •    Smart Fabrics & Wearable Technology 
  •    Smart Coatings for Smart Textiles 
  •    Electrostrictive and Magnetostrictive Materials 
  •    Electro- and Magnetorheological Materials 
  •    Photoresponsive and Sensitive Materials 
  •    Chemical and Biochemical Sensitive Materials 
  •    Electroactive polymers