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Worldwide Scientific Congresses on Cruise Ships

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Between 10th and 13th of June the 26th assembly of Advanced Materials Congress (AMC) was organized onboard Viking Line’s M/S Mariella, sailing from Stockholm to Helsinki. Scientists, researchers and business executives from over 50 countries gathered to present and discuss findings and breakthroughs.

The host, International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) is investing in new breakthroughs with the aim of bringing research and industry closer together. In the upcoming autumn and winter international congresses are arranged in Singapore, Orlando, USA and Sydney, Australia.

The opening keynote talk was delivered by Professor Joseph H. Koo from University of Texas in Austin, USA. He is specialized in nanocomposites for extreme environments such as solid rocket motors and re-entry vehicles. Professor Koo has forty years of experience in the field and has done well-funded research programs for organizations like NASA and NSF. He was reportedly very satisfied with the congress.

Bringing different fields of research together and to establish a highly interactive advanced materials research community is what Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Founder and Secretary-General of IAAM, is trying to achieve with the IAAM congress series.

Tiwari said: “Diversity is important to us. This time we invited several distinguished researchers in fields such as advanced composites for biomedical applications, metamaterials, graphene, biosensors and bioelectronic materials and nanocomposites for industrial applications. Our aim is to get researchers and innovative people from all over the world to gather at the same place. IAAM is working to reduce the gap between science and industry, so that more innovations lead to development of products that benefits society.”

Contemporary Research Fields

Composite Materials Congress: offered a platform for a discussion on the recent developments of new composite materials.

Graphene and 2D Materials: On the 15th year anniversary of the discovery of graphene there could have been no better way than to organize a special thematic event to discuss the challenges, progress and opportunities of graphene research for the society.

The event also manifested by the release of ‘Handbook of Graphene’, comprised of 08 volume and considered as the highest referred literature in the field of graphene and 2D materials. The handbook comprises of 140 chapters contributed by more than 500 eminent authors from over 300 world-class institutions and published by WILEY-Scrivener, USA in association with IAAM.

A thematic symposium on Biosensors and Bioelectronics with seven eminent researchers from academia and industry was also organized. The event was succeeded by the release of handbook Biosensors and Advanced Sensors, published by WILEY-Scrivener, USA in association with International Association of Advance Materials (IAAM), Sweden.

An International Consortium was also organized on the Translational Composites Research & Innovations with the major aim to induce global cooperation and provide a platform to build multi-inter-trans-disciplinary projects by sharing knowledge, building joint infrastructures for grants applications, commercial IPRs, high-quality publications, etc.

Acclaimed speakers at the 26th Advanced Materials Congress:

  • Prof. Marc Bockrath, University of California, USA
  • Tetsuya Onishi, Grand Joint Technology Ltd., Hong Kong and Koto Electric, Japan
  • Prof. Ruxandra Botez, University of Quebec, Canada
  • Prof. Bunshi Fugetsu, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Prof. Liangchi Zhang, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Prof. Eric Arquis, Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Jatin Mohapatra, Tata Steel, India
  • Prof. Andrea Bernasconi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Prof. Sergey Dunaevsky, Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University, Russia

Upcoming congresses:

  • 11th to 14th August 2019, Stockholm – ‘European Advanced Materials Congress’
  • 9th to 11th October 2019, Stockholm – ‘European Advanced Nanomaterials Congress’
  • 31st October to 4th November 2019, ‘Singapore ¬– Asian Advanced Materials Congress’
  • 8th to 13th December 2019, Orlando – ‘American Advanced Materials Congress’
  • 2nd to 5th February 2020, Sydney – ‘Advanced Materials World Congress’

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