Functional Materials

Symposium BB

Smart Materials for Sensing & Acoustic Transduction

The scope of the symposium covers the recent advancements of smart materials, their enabled signal and energy conversions and transmissions, and a range of applications, including healthcare, advanced manufacturing, environmental sustainability, transportation, internet of Things (IoT), safety and security. The smart materials here include ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, ferroelastic, piezoelectric, electrostrictive, photostrictive, magnetostrictive, and other stimulus-responsive materials. Various sensing and transducing technologies enabled by the smart materials are covered, including but not limited to acoustic (inc. ultrasonic) related signal and energy transduction technologies.

Topics of interest include:

  • Composition, processing, structure, and property of smart materials, including ferroic (ferroelectric, ferromagnetic, and ferroelastic), piezoelectric, electrostrictive, photostrictive, and magnetostrictive materials.
  • Design, fabrication, characterization and theoretical analysis of smart materials, metamaterials and related structures for sensing and transduction functions, particularly including acoustic transduction.
  • Acoustic metamaterials, smart materials, and related structures and technologies for enhancing sound and ultrasound generation, transmission, or absorption, and their applications.
  • Ultrasonic sensors and transducers, and their applications for non-destructive testing, structural health monitoring, ultrasonic and photoacoustic imaging.
  • Technologies of sensing and energy conversion, including energy harvesting, energy autonomous sensing, enabled by smart materials.
  • Signal and energy conversion functions among electrical, mechanical, acoustic, thermal, optical, and magnetic (such as electromechanical, electroacoustic, laser ultrasonic, photoacoustic, viscoelastic, magnetoacoustic effect), and their applications.
  • Emerging sensing and acoustic concepts, and future challenges.
  • Applications in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, environmental sustainability, transportation, internet of Things (IoT), safety and security.

~ Speakers’ list forthcoming ~

Chair

Kui Yao
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore

Co-Chair(s)

Paul Muralt
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Raju V. Ramanujan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Jafar Saniie
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Correspondence

Kui Yao
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
Email: k-yao@imre.a-star.edu.sg