Materials Congress 2018
Theme: Science and Technology of Materials from Nano to Macro level
Materials Science and Engineering is an acclaimed scientific discipline, expanding in recent decades to surround polymers, ceramics, glass, composite materials and biomaterials. Materials science and engineering, involves the discovery and design of new materials. Many of the most pressing scientific problems humans currently face are due to the limitations of the materials that are available and, as a result, major breakthroughs in materials science are likely to affect the future of technology significantly. Materials scientists lay stress on understanding how the history of a material influences its structure, and thus its properties and performance. All engineered products from airplanes to musical instruments, alternative energy sources related to ecologically-friendly manufacturing processes, medical devices to artificial tissues, computer chips to data storage devices and many more are made from materials. In fact, all new and altered materials are often at the heart of product innovation in highly diverse applications.
We invite you, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, to this excellent meeting with great scientists from different countries around the world and sharing new and exciting results in Materials World, which will be held in Spain from June 11-13, 2018 Barcelona, Spain. This exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from all over the world.
Importance & Scope:
The field of materials have not only helped the development in different fields in science and technology but also contributed towards the improvement of the quality of human life to a great extent. All this has become possible with the different discoveries and inventions leading to the development of various applications. The core aim of Materials Science 2018 conference is to provide an opportunity for the delegates to meet, interact and exchange new ideas in the various areas of Materials Science.
Why Barcelona, Spain?
Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the country's second most populous municipality, with a population of 1.6 million within city limits. Its urban area extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.7 million people, being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 feet) high.
Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.It is a major cultural and economic centre in southwestern Europe, 24th in the world (before Zürich, after Frankfurt) and a financial centre. Barcelona is a transport hub, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe's principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles over 40 million passengers per year, an extensive motorway network, and a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe.
Why to attend?
Materials Congress 2018 offers a fantastic opportunity to meet and make new contacts in the field of Materials Science and Engineering, by providing collaboration spaces and break-out rooms with tea and lunch for delegates between sessions with invaluable networking time for you. It allows delegates to have issues addressed on Materials Science by recognized global experts who are up to date with the latest developments in the Materials Science field and provide information on new techniques and technologies. This International Materials Science conference will feature world renowned keynote speakers, plenary speeches, young research forum, poster presentations, technical workshops and career guidance sessions.
Major Materials Science Associations around the Globe:
- The Materials Research Society (MRS)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- American Physical Society (APS)
- The Materials Information Society (ASM International)
- Microscopy Society of America (MSA)
- The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
- Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
- International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
- The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)
Major Materials Science Associations in Spain:
- Sociedad Española de Materiales
- Spanish Society of Ceramics
- Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry
- The Spanish Society of Medical Physics
- Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas
- Centro Español de Plásticos
Figure 1: Statistical Analysis of Associations
Top Universities in Spain:
- Complutense University of Madrid
- Universitat de Barcelona
- University of Valencia
- Polytechnic University of Catalonia
- Polytechnic university of Valencia
- University of Granada
- Polytechnic University of Madrid
- Autonomous University of Barcelona
- Sevilla University
- Autonomous University of Madrid
Figure 2: Statistical Analysis of Universities
- Materials Scientists/Research Professors
- Junior/Senior research fellows of Materials Science/ Nanotechnology/ Polymer Science/
- Materials Science Students
- Directors of chemical companies
- Materials Engineers
- Members of different Materials science associations.
Figure 3: Target Audience
Glance at Market of Materials Science:
The global market is projected to reach $6,000 million by 2020 and register a CAGR of 10.2% between 2015 and 2020 in terms of value. The growth in market is estimated to be driven by the increasing demand for aerogel materials from oil & gas and construction applications. The North American region remains the largest market, followed by Asia-Pacific. The Europe market is estimated to be growth at a steady rate due to economic recovery in the region along with the increasing concern for the building insulation and energy savings. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) produces annual wage estimates for more than 800 individual occupations. Newly released figures for 2012 put BLS Code 19-2032 (an occupational group encompassing materials scientists) in 82nd place in yearly wages. The group, which includes 7,970 employees across the country, posted an average annual salary of $89,740.
Scientific’s index of countries' ability to take advantage of emerging technologies indicates that the US, Germany, Taiwan and Japan have the combination of academic excellence, technology-hungry companies, skilled workforces and the availability of early stage capital to ensure effective technology transfer. Corporate research and private funding were thought to have surpassed government funding figures as far back as 2004. But China will spend US$2.25 billion in nanotechnology research while the US will spend US$2.18 billion. In real dollar terms, adjusted for currency exchange rates, China is only spending about US$1.3 billion to the US’s $2.18 billion. US have invested $2.46 billion while China has allotted $2.2 billion.
Figure 4: Nanotechnology Industry Focus.
The global market for biomaterials is estimated at $44.0 billion in 2012 and is poised to grow at a CAGR of 15% from 2012 to 2017 to reach $88.4 billion by 2017. The biomaterial polymers market is expected to show the highest growth at a CAGR of 22.1% (2012-2017) due to tremendous ongoing research for the development of biodegradable and bio-compatible polymeric biomaterial and its use in a wide range of applications.
Figure 5: Growth forecast of Biomaterials.
Transparency Market Research’s new market report, titled ‘High Performance Alloys Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020’, provides a detailed description of the high performance alloys market in terms of revenue (US$ million) and volume share (kilo tons) for the forecast period 2014-2020. According to the analysis stated in the report, the global high performance alloys market is expected to rise and reach US$9.09 billion by 2020, from a value of US$6.82 billion in 2013. The report analyses the market with respect to various segments along with the growth opportunities expected in the next six years. In terms of volume, the market stood at 1,110.7 kilo tons in 2013. Overall, the market is expanding at a steady CAGR of 4.2% during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.
Figure 6: Global high performance alloys market by region (Kilo Tons)
Currently standing at USD 296.2 billion, the ceramics market is forecast to grow to USD 502.8 billion by 2020, as every industry achieves improved manufacturing efficiency along with high renewable energy efficiency. According to global market analysis, in 2014, the Composite materials industry is expected to generate revenue of approximately 156.12 billion U.S. dollars.
Figure 7: Global MMC Market revenue.
The silicon photonics market is expected to grow to $497.53 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 27.74% from 2014 to 2020. The silicon carbide semiconductor market is estimated to grow $3182.89 Million by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 42.03% from 2014 to 2020.
Figure 8: Growth forecast of semiconductor industries. (In Million Dollars)