AFM-2022, The Kyushu University,  Centennial Hall, Kyushu, Japan

Advances in Functional Materials (AFM) Conference will held at The Kyushu University School of Medicine Centennial Hall, Kyushu, Japan  from 25 – 28 July 2022. AFM is an annual conference started in 2015, supported by a number of universities in the world.

In particular, AFM is one of the well-reputed conferences on the advancement of functional materials science and technology, a meaningful occasion to confirm major research results and up-to-date research trends in the world, increase exchanges among researchers in relevant fields, and materialize the results of research. AFM Conference attendees include engineers, scientists, educators, and students who seek to establish fruitful research relationships with global and international partners for future collaboration. Conference Overview

Symposium Sessions

MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS

SYMPOSIUM 1

ADVANCES IN MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMPOSITE MATERIALS

The following topics will be include in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Synthesis and characterization of Composite materials
  • Dielectric, Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric materials
  • Electrostrictive and Magnetostrictive Materials.
  • Shape-memory alloy (SMA), (smart metal, memory metal, memory alloy, muscle wire, smart alloy)
  • Theoretical/Modelling/Computer Simulations Of Functional Materials
  • Nano and mesostructured materials
  • Carbon and metal oxide based composite materials
  • Superconducting and magnetic materials
  • Others
THIN FILMS

SYMPOSIUM 2

ADVANCES IN THIN FILMS

The following topics will be included in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Organic Thin Films
  • Superconducting Thin Films
  • Metal oxide, carbon, nitrides etc based thins Films
  • Innovative Methods for the Structural Characterization of Thin films
  • Theory of Structure, Surface and Interface of thin films
  • Devices for acoustic wave modulation, sensing and actuating
  • Plasma-Surface Interactions for Thin Film Engineering
  • Advances in Deposition Techniques for thin films
  • Structure Formation in Multi-Component thin films
  • Optical, electrical and magnetic properties of thin films
  • Synthesis, Characterization and modeling of the atomic processes of bulk and thin-film oxide film formation
  • Nanostructured and Architecturally Designed Coatings, Smart Surfaces
  • Protective Coatings in Severe Environments
  • Thin films for optoelectronics, nanoelectronics and spintronics
  • Thin films in Energy Harvesting and Storage
  • Thin Films in Biological and environmental Applications
  • Applications of Electrochemical and Electroless Depositions
  • Advances in Deposition Techniques
  • Others
POLYMERS AND CERAMICS

SYMPOSIUM 3

ADVANCES IN POLYMERS AND CERAMICS

The following topics will be included in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Progress in the synthesis of polymers and ceramics
  • Advances in the characterization techniques for polymer and ceramics
  • Theoretical Studies and Modeling of polymer and ceramics
  • Biomedical and Cosmetic Applications of polymers
  • Optoelectronics, sensing, energy and electronic Applications of polymers
  • Polymer materials from renewable resources
  • Nanofabrication and Nanopatterning of polymers: Challenges and Innovation
  • Porous Polymers and ceramics
  • Electroactive polymers (ionic and electronic), shape memory polymers, and ionic gels
  • Advanced Ceramic Materials and Processing for Photonics and Energy
  • Next Generation Bioceramics and Biocomposites
  • Modelling of processes and properties of polymers and ceramics
  • Others
ENERGY STORAGE AND CONVERSION DEVICES

SYMPOSIUM 4

ADVANCES IN ENERGY STORAGE AND CONVERSION DEVICES

The following topics will be included in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Lithium, Sodium, Magnesium and potassium Ion Batteries
  • Electrochemical Supercapacitors
  • Fuel Cells
  • Solar Cells
  • Photocatalytic and electrochemical water splitting
  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Advances in electrolyte and electrolyte additives for energy storage devices
  • Computational modeling and simulation for energy storage and conversion devices
  • Others
BIOSENSORS AND BIOMATERIALS

SYMPOSIUM 5

ADVANCES IN BIOSENSORS AND BIOMATERIALS

The following topics will be include in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Advances in Enzymatic and Non-Enzymatic Biosensors
  • Functional biomaterials for drug delivery
  • Advances in Bioelectronics and Commercial biosensors
  • DNA chips and nucleic acid sensors
  • Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Applications
  • Environmental biosensors
  • Biosensors for Imaging
  • Application of Biosensors in Drug Delivery and Clinical Chemistry
  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Printed biosensors and microfabrication
  • Applications of Biopolymer for Drug Delivery
  • Computational modeling and simulation of Biosensors
  • Others
CATALYSIS

SYMPOSIUM 6

ADVANCES IN CATALYSIS

The following topics will be include in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Nano and Environmental catalysis
  • New concepts in catalyst design and preparation
  • Industrial and green catalysis
  • Theoretical modeling of catalytic reactions
  • Catalyst preparation & characterization
  • Organo-metallic catalyst
  • Catalysis for chemical energy transformation and storage
  • Catalysis for clean energy, Transportation, industrial and domestic fuels
  • Catalytic transformation of CO2
  • Others
LOW DIMENSIONAL, NANO AND 2D MATERIALS

SYMPOSIUM 7

LOW DIMENSIONAL, NANO AND 2D MATERIALS

The following topics will be include in this symposium (but will not be limited to):

  • Structural, electrical, mechanical and optical of low dimensional, nano and 2D-layered oxides, nitrides and sulfides
  • Advances in the Synthesis and Characterization of low dimensional, nano and 2D materials
  • Large Scale Growth & Characterization of 2D-layered oxides, nitrides, carbides and sulfides
  • Spectroscopy studies of low dimensional, nano and 2D materials Carbon Based materials
  • Advanced Nuclear Materials
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Applications of low dimensional, nano and 2D materials
  • Nano-optics, Nano-optoelectronics, Nano-Photonics and Nano-photonics
  • Computational modeling and simulation of low dimensional, nano and 2D materials
  • Low dimensional, nano and 2D materials for optical devices, Flexible Electronics, Sensors & Composites
  • Nanomedicine, Nanobiotechnology, Environment and Nanotoxicology
  • Photonic and optoelectronic device applications of low dimensional, nano and 2D materials
  • Exfoliation and unzipping 2D materials
  • Others

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Due : December 15, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance : December 31, 2021
  • Pre-Registration Due : February 15, 2022
  • Full Paper Submission Due : August 30, 2022

Local Organizing Committee

masaharu-shiratani

Prof. Masaharu Shiratani,
Kyushu University, LOC Chair

Prof. Kenshi Hayashi,
Kyushu University, Japan

Prof. Naho Itagaki,
Kyushu University, Japan

Prof. Atsushi Masuda
Niigata University, Japan

Tamiko Ohshima

Prof. Tamiko Ohshima,
Sasebo National College of Technology

Dr. Shota Nunomura
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

Prof. Giichiro Uchida,
Meijo University, Japan