Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 13th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Osaka, Japan.

Day 1 :

Keynote Forum

Polymer-derived ceramics for space applications

Sharda Univeristy, India

Keynote: Polymer-derived ceramics for space applications

Time : 09:10-09:35

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S. Packirisamy obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1982. He initiated the work on polymer-deived ceramics in the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organization in 1986 and continued to contribute in this area until his superannuation in 2015 as Deputy Director. He was UNESCO Fellow, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo (1982-83), Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (1993) and Visiting Scientist, Michigan Molecular Institute, Midland (1994). Presently, he is Professor in Chemistry, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. He has to his credit 14 patents, 45 publications in international journals and 4 book chapters, and guided 8 PhD scholars and 15 post-graduate theses. Presenting author



Inorganic and organometallic polymers capable of giving ceramics in good yield (at least 50%) when subjected to pyrolysis are referred to as “preceramic polymers”. There are several advantages in using preceramic polymers for obtaining ceramics. Using conventional ceramic processing techniques it is difficult to get non-oxide ceramic coatings, continuous ceramic fibres and ceramic films. Preceramic polymers can be processed using conventional polymer processing techniques into coatings, films, fibres and composites followed by pyrolysis and sintering to get ceramic coatings, ceramic films, ceramic fibres and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). Unlike the conventional ceramic processing routes, preceramic route invariably give nanoceramics and hence, it is easy to machine polymer-derived ceramic components.Yet another advantage is that conversion of polymers to ceramics takes place at relatively low temperatures (1200-1500°C) when compared to conventional processes (~2000°C).Keeping in view of the potential space applications, the research work on polymer-derived ceramics was initiated in the Space Centre in 1987 and over the years, different types of preceramic polymers such as polycarbosilanes, polysialhydrocarbons, polyborosiloxanes, and poly(metalloborosiloxane)s have been synthesized and their conversion to ceramics have been studied. These precursors have been evaluated for the following space applications: i) oxidation resistant coatings for C/C composites for renetry and reusable launch vehicles, ii) matrix resins for ceramic matrix composites and lightweight ceramics, candidate materials for advanced thermostructural/thermal protection materials for reusable launch vehicles, iii) thermal barrier coatings, iv) ceramic adhesives and v) atomic oxygen resistant coatings for low earth orbit space structures. This keynote lecture covers the above aspects.

Keynote Forum

K M Liew

City University of Hong Kong, China

Keynote: Engineered functional nano materials

Time : 09:35-10:00

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Professor Liew is a Chair Professor of Civil Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. He was visiting professors of Tsinghua University, MIT, University of Southern California, Texas A&M University and University of Toronto. His research interests encompass computational mechanics, materials modeling, nanotechnology, plates and shells, engineering optimization and fire simulation. Over his academic career, he has published over 700 SCI journal articles. Professor Liew is listed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as a Highly Cited Researcher in engineering. His publications have been cited over twenty-five thousand times and his current H-index is 79. To date, Professor Liew has attracted over US$50 million research and development funds from government funding agencies, industries and higher learning institutions. He has graduated over 50 PhD students and supervised over 60 Post-doctoral fellows.


Today advances in automotive, aerospace, defense, and energy industries demand new composites and materials with superior combinations of light weight, high performance, affordability, and versatility. This promotes the development of functional nanomaterials which integrate at least one other function beyond the mechanical aspect. Functional nanocomposites can be designed by integrating thermal, electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and possibly other functionalities to provide a unique combination of the individual capabilities. Engineered functional nanocomposites have been proposed to improve the dispersion and increase the volume fraction of reinforcing phases over conventional composites. The functional nanocomposites exhibit unique functionalities with a wide range of potential application which is the focus of this lecture.