Symposium U

Category: Technology

Symposium U

Materials and Devices for Harsh Environment

Basic and applied research on innovative materials and device development in three interdisciplinary themes:

1. Defence
• Protective materials/structures;
• Camouflage materials;
• High energy laser materials;
• High speed dynamic impact;
• High temperature environment.

2. Aerospace
• Light weight, high strength composites;
• Heat and corrosion effects;
• Materials fatigue;
• High power devices.

3. Space
• Coatings for space environment;
• Radiation effects on electronics;
• Low vacuum (outgassing) effects;
• Thermal management.

  • Light weight, high energy absorbance materials and composites;
  • Shape memory materials (SMA/SMP/SMC);
  • Nanomaterials and nano-reinforced composites (e.g. CNT, graphene, nanofibers);
  • Advanced ceramics and coatings (high temperatures, anti-oxidation, anti-corrosion);
  • Intelligent/smart materials;
  • Self-healing materials;
  • Additive manufacturing for material and devices;
  • Materials for mitigating ionizing radiation, high-energy laser & nucleation threat;
  • Ruggedized electronic materials and devices;
  • Environmentally-assisted materials degradation and failure (e.g. corrosion, impact, thermal shock, low vacuum);
  • Nanomechanical behavior of materials;
  • Reliability, physics and chemistry behind material failure;
  • Radiation and single event effects;
  • Computational and analytical modeling.
  • Asaf BOLKER, Soreq NRC, Israel
  • Xiaowei CHEN, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Mengu CHO, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Glenn DAEHN, Ohio State University, USA
  • Sophie DUZELLIER, ONERA, France
  • Daniel FLEETWOOD, Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Young-Chang JOO, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Shashi KARNA, US Army Reseach Lab, USA
  • Govind MALLICK, US Army Reseach Lab, USA
  • Dale MCMORROW, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Jérôme PUECH, CNES, France
  • Werner RIEDEL, Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, Germany
  • Eric RIUS, CNRS, France
  • Ryan SHANNON, Defence Science & Technology Group, Australia
  • Carl THOMPSON, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Xianfeng ZHANG, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China
  • Alfred ZINN, Kuprion Inc, USA


Chee Lip GAN
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Christopher A. SCHUH
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


Centre National d’études Spatiales, France

Qiang GUO
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Zehui DU
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Chee Lip GAN
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Organizer Contact

Materials Research Society of Singapore
c/o School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
BLK N4.1 Level 1 Room N4.1-01-27
Singapore 639798

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