13th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
City University of Hong Kong, China
Title: Engineered functional nano materials
Biography: K M Liew
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.