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Special Issue "ICKEM2020 - Hierarchically Structured Materials (HSM)"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Alexander M. Korsunsky
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Guest Editor
MBLEM, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, UK
Interests: fatigue and fracture; dislocations and other defects in solids; residual stresses and eigenstrain theory; surfaces, coatings, (nano)indentation; (synchrotron) X-ray methods (diffraction, imaging, spectroscopy); advanced multimodal microscopy; biological materials and tissues; hierarchically structured materials (HSM)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 10th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2020) (http://www.ickem.org/) will be held on 26–29 March 2020 in Madrid, Spain.

Previous ICKEM meetings were held every year since 2011 in Sanya (China), Singapore, Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia), Bali (Indonesia), Singapore, Hong Kong, Penang (Malaysia), Osaka (Japan) and Oxford (United Kingdom). With a history of successful ICKEM events over the past 9 years, we are confident that the 10th edition of ICKEM in 2020 will be an even greater success.

The purpose of the 10th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials is to bring together researchers, engineers, and practitioners interested in the wide range of fields related to the materials that underpin modern technologies. Papers presenting original work on the topics listed below are invited.

  1. Biomaterials in different applications
  2. Novel composite materials in vivid applications
  3. Application of novel materials in civil engineering
  4. Advances in materials and manufacturing technology
  5. Materials and technologies in environmental engineering
  6. Studies on corrosion, coatings, and aspects of chemical engineering
  7. Electrical, electronic, and optoelectronic materials: synthesis and applications
  8. Trends in the development of nanomaterials, nanocomposites and nanotechnology

For this edition of the ICKEM meeting, the conference chair, Professor Alexander M. Korsunsky from the University of Oxford, UK, proposed the topic of hierarchically-structured materials (HSM) as the focal theme.

Natural and engineered in widespread use in highly-demanding applications are characterized by multi-level hierarchical structuring from the atomic and molecular building blocks to material nano-volumes and continua, inherent properties are determined using the intricate composite architectures, which govern macroscopic properties and performance.

Various simulation frameworks have been put used model the material structure and behaviour at different length scales. Different techniques have also been developed for experimental testing, with appropriate sensitivity and resolution for each length scale involved. While this view of multi-scale material modelling and characterization is widely accepted and used, there are a number of conceptual, theoretical, and applied challenges that remain unresolved, e.g., rigorous definition of distinct structural scale, robust approach to the validation of multi-scale modelling frameworks, etc. In an attempt to advance our understanding in these areas, the special issue will focus on Hierarchically-Structured Materials (HSM) in which specific research results will be included and examined in the light of the framework outlined above. This volume will consist of contributions to this overarching theme from the worldwide materials engineering community.

Prof. Alexander Korsunsky
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Biomaterials in different applications
  • Novel composite materials in vivid applications
  • Application of novel materials in civil engineering
  • Advances in materials and manufacturing technology
  • Materials and technologies in environmental engineering
  • Studies on corrosion, coatings, and aspects of chemical engineering
  • Electrical, electronic, and optoelectronic materials: synthesis and applications
  • Trends in the development of nanomaterials, nanocomposites and nanotechnology.

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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