Advanced Materials and Innovative Methods

Advanced Materials and Innovative Methods

The development and characterization of new materials, devices, methodologies and systems is a core driving force for innovation. Sessions in this technical track explore the development of and improvements to materials, devices and methods across many sectors and scales, from fundamental studies of new functional materials to modular technology development within industrial unit operations.


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Prospective Sessions:

1. Catalysis and Reaction Engineering: catalyst synthesis, catalyst characterization, novel catalysts, computational catalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, reaction mechanisms, novel reactors, reactor design, process intensification, computational reaction engineering, structured reactors, microreactors, multiphase reactors
2. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics: fluid dynamics, mixing, flow control, multiphase microflow, transport phenomena in porous media, microreactors, lab-on-a-chip, cell sorting, cell capture, microparticles and nanoparticles
3. Multiphase and Interfacial Phenomena: colloids, interfacial thermodynamics, surface forces, capillary effects, surface treatment, surfactants, emulsions, bubble and droplet generation
4. Nanotechnology and Functional Materials: nanomaterials, nanoparticles, nanofabrication technologies, nanocomposite materials, thin films, self-assembly, functionalized surfaces, novel applications
5. Polymers and Composite Materials: biodegradable plastics, biopolymers, natural polymers, polymer composites and nanocomposites, hybrid materials, polymer blends, novel polymers, polymer characterization and testing, polymer reactor design, polymerization, polymer thermodynamics, polymer crystallization, polymer transport properties, polymer processing, depolymerization, polymer recycling
6. Sensors, Actuators and Control: biosensors, flow control, flow sensors and actuators, cell analysis, electrochemical sensors, molecular sensing, MEMS
7. Sorbents and Separation Systems: adsorbents, adsorption, chromatography, crystallization, membrane materials, membrane separation, transport in porous media, pore network modelling, leaching, extraction, modelling and simulation