Asian Advanced Materials Congress was the 30th assembly of the flagship event, Advanced Materials Congress (AMC) organized by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) during 31 October – 04 November 2019 at the Conference Center, Voyager of the Seas, RCC, Singapore. This Congress was destined to present a possibility to support comprehensive discussion and association among participants to develop and expand the knowledge of Advanced Materials and to surge variation and responsiveness for the technological requirements, particularly in the Asian continent. Being one of the leading organizations, IAAM’s primary focus remains on the Advancements of Materials to Global Excellence.
IAAM is engaged in the promotion of the rapidly expanding field of Advanced Materials Science, Engineering and Technology all over the world. IAAM offers the highest honors to scientists and young technocrats to inspire them to develop innovative technology for social empowerment.
The 30th IAAM felicitation ceremony recognizes as well as rewards the innovative ideas of researchers, scientists, and technocrats to give them an impetus to progress in their respective research areas. The selections for the IAAM awards are done by a duly constituted awards committee and the awards are given to the awardees at the assembly of AMC.
IAAM honors pioneer researchers with the Advanced Materials Laureate for their notable and outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials for global excellence. Advanced Materials Laureate is considered one of the highest honors for a researcher working in a diverse background, either from Physical, Chemical, Biological, Engineering, Mathematical and Medical Sciences along with their substantial contribution towards research perspective, expanding education, promoting materials research and its applications at a global standard, mentoring professionals and series of advancements on the related topics.
Across the world, any researcher meets the criteria is eligible for this award. The award is felicitated based on contributions made through work done during the twenty years preceding from the year of the award. During the 30th IAAM award assembly, Professor Herbert Gleiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany has been received prestigious Advanced Materials Laureate 2019 on 01st November 2019 at Conference Center, Voyager of the Seas, RCC, Singapore.
Prof. Herbert Gleiter is a pioneer in the area of nanosciences, born on 13 October 1938 in Stuttgart, Germany. He is actively pursuing research in physics and nanotechnology from the last six decades and considered one of the world’s top-ranked nanoscientists. In 1966, Prof. Gleiter received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After spending several years at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, he accepted professorship from the Institute of Materials Science, University Bochum, Germany in 1972. In 1994, he joined the executive board of the Research Center Karlsruhe and founded there the Institute of Nanotechnology (INT).
Advanced Materials Laureate, Prof. Herbert Gleiter: Pioneer in the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Prof. Gleiter present work focuses on the application of nanotechnology, studying nanoglasses, a new class of non-crystalline nanomaterials, and the transition between classical physics and quantum physics. During his work at Harvard and MIT, he discovered the existence of dislocations in inter-crystalline interfaces and proposed the “structural unit model” of grain boundaries, which provides the basis for today’s grain boundary models. In the late 1970s, he demonstrated a new class of materials: nano-crystalline materials. In 1989, Prof. Gleiter initiated the development of a new class of non-crystalline solids, so-called nanoglasses. He developed the dislocation pair model of all modern high-temperature superalloys. The popularity of this field could measures through the interests of researchers, for example, over 800 papers come into the literature and also organizing several international conferences and meetings every year in the field of non-crystalline solids.
Throughout his career, he received more than 40 prizes/awards including the Leibniz, the Max Planck Prize, the Humboldt, Heisenberg, von Hippel, and the Blaise Pascal Medal as well as four honorary doctorates, several honorary professorships. He is a member of 07 National Academies, an Honorary Member of several professional societies. He is the founder of the “Herbert Gleiter Institute of Nanoscience” at Nanjing University of Science and Technology.
Prof. Herbert Gleiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Secretary-General, IAAM during the 30th IAAM award ceremony, Singapore. ©IAAM Media
The 30th assembly of AMC was organized to form global networking for multi-disciplinary cooperation in the research, innovation, and technology towards the translational developments. The assembly commends coordination of six contemporary research fields: 1) Advanced Materials, 2) Sensors & Actuators, 3) Catalysis Science, Engineering & Technology, 4) Energy Storage Technology, 5) Metallic Alloys and Composites, and 6) High Entropy Alloy in Defence System to pave the way towards multi-inter-trans-disciplinary research and innovations for the industries.
Distinguished speakers from Academia and Industry joined the rich legacy of the Asian Advanced Materials Congress, Singapore. ©IAAM Media
With the distinctive and innovative concept of “Knowledge Experience at Sea”, IAAM provided an exclusive opportunity for the advanced materials community to nurture the multi-folds opportunity of discussions in a happy kept environment. IAAM fulfilled the promise of leaving associates spellbound with our exclusive elements. The advanced materials community executes as a result of an exclusive high- quality research presentations, the scope of global networking, exposure to the highest level of interaction, vibrant discussions, and prominent speakers. All this provides while cruising across the pleasant weather and Asian Advanced Materials Congress has crossed the Strait of Malacca, a waterway connecting the Indian Ocean and the South China sea. The congress ran with the wave of advanced materials science, engineering, and technology, and all the delegates got the benefit of experiencing cruise hospitality, culture and social activities in two countries of Asia (Singapore and Malaysia). At 1st day of the conference, welcome reception and registration were carried out in the conference hotel in Singapore with a brief of the conference schedule.
Registration of conference delegates from Academia and Industry in the Asian Advanced Materials Congress, Singapore. ©IAAM Media
The congress sailed for its journey from Singapore to Malaysia on 01 November 2019 and by going through Port Klang and Malacca, congress returned to Singapore on 04 November 2019. The congress was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to all delegates carrying with high-quality lectures and research presentations delivered by the esteemed speakers, opportunities for global networking, and experience of visiting extremely beautiful places. The lovely nature became a witness to the grand success of this scientific voyage. The Asian Advanced Materials Congress was graced with participation from around 40 countries. The congress ran with 16 thematic sessions including 42 keynote, invited talk, IAAM award lectures, a series of oral & poster presentations, welcome ceremony, and the IAAM award ceremony.
The 30th assembly of AMC provided a platform for mutual discussions and technical forum highlighting on “the Advancement of Materials for cutting-edge Innovations and Technology”. It explored the current advancement in the field of materials science, engineering, and technology with the exceptional attention on the knowledge of materials and findings of empowering the society. The AMC acts as an umbrella for showcasing all the divisions of advanced materials research and innovations from academia and industry. IAAM aspired that this association will achieve all the desired targets as a result of the active participation of the delegates and volunteers.
The opening session was started with welcome remarks by Prof. Ashutosh Tiwari, Secretary-General, IAAM during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress. ©IAAM Media
With an aim to get all the professionals and experts together to discuss the challenges and their solutions as well as the upcoming opportunities in the advanced materials niche, IAAM conducted the 18th international consortium on “Advanced Materials’ technology for industry” during the Congress. The major aim of this international consortium was to make a bridge between academia and industry. Using this as a platform, high-ranking delegates prevailed the opportunity to share their research findings and build a network of talented resources with an abundance of knowledge.
IAAM also believes in recognizing outstanding contributions made by the scientific elites in the perpetuation of abundance. Therefore, in AMC, IAAM honors individuals and organizations to promote the advanced materials research and facilitate the goals of “Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence”. In the 30th IAAM award assembly, the association conferred upon the deserving delegates the highest honors with Advanced Materials Laureate, Asian Advanced Materials Award, IAAM Medal, IAAM Scientist Medal, and IAAM Young Scientist Medal.
Plenary session I: Eminent plenary speakers during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress, Singapore. ©IAAM Media
The conference opened on the 2nd day with the check-in and boarding to the venue, at the Conference Center, Voyager of the Seas. The opening session was started with the welcome remarks by Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Secretary-General, IAAM. After the welcome remarks, two lectures were delivered under Plenary Session I. This session was chaired by Prof. Herbert Gleiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. In this plenary session, the first talk was the Advanced Materials Innovation Lecture by Prof. Ashutosh Tiwari and second, was the Asian Advanced Materials Award Lecture by Prof. Manoj Gupta.
Dr. Tiwari delivered a lecture on the ‘Dynamic nanosystems and digital devices for cloud medicine’. In the opening talk, Prof. Ashutosh Tiwari overviewed the cloud medicine nanotechnology and its implications in mass healthcare. Further, he demonstrated the functional dimensions of wireless nanotechnology for clinical applications. The second plenary lecture was delivered by Prof. Gupta on the ‘multicomponent alloys and their real-time applications’. The talk highlighted the development of some of the new multi-component alloys that exhibit a fascinating combination of properties. This approach carried out without heat treatment which normally applies for steels and aluminum-based alloys.
Session 2 began with the IAAM Award Lectures covered research area of “Thin Films, Advanced Materials, Surface & Interfaces”. This session consisted of five IAAM award lectures and was chaired by the eminent professor in this subject area. The first IAAM Award Lecture was delivered by Prof. Yarlagadda Prasad, Queensland University of Technology, Australia on ‘design and fabrication of bactericidal nano-structured surfaces by bio-mimicking nature’. In this lecture, the speaker described biofilms and subsequent infections in medical devices and hospital environments. In this presentation, the speaker explained that the ideal biomaterial surface with optimum surface topography, that would kill the bacterial cells but support the mammalian cell attachment, were designed and fabricated. These wing mimetic surfaces could fight infections in implant materials and hospital surfaces.
The next IAAM Award Lecture was focused on ‘flexible nanogenerators for energy harvesting based on piezoelectric (PZT) nanostructures and carbon nanotubes (CNTs)’.This talk was delivered by Prof. Sang-Don Bu from Chonbuk National University, South Korea. Speaker found that the direct grown piezoelectric nanogenerators generate a higher voltage and current than that of simple blending PZT and CNTs, resulting from the stronger connection between PZT crystals and CNTs and an enhanced flexoelectric effect caused by the strain gradient. In addition, he discussed the mechanism of power generation when the piezoelectric nanostructures are strained.
Another IAAM Award Lecture was on ‘flexible all-solid proton batteries made of restacked inorganic nanosheets’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Masaru Miyayama from The University of Tokyo, Japan.In this presentation, the speaker explained that batteries showed reversible energy storage properties, and their capacities maintained were almost unchanged even under the bent state with a bending radius of 03 mm. In this talk, mechanisms of the bending durability and effects of electrode configuration were also described.
A subsequent IAAM Award Lecture was focused on ‘green & sustainable fabrication of organic electronic devices by push-coating’. This lecture was delivered by Prof. Varun Vohra, University of Electro-Communications, Japan. In this lecture, the speaker described that their promising results clearly demonstrated that push-coating has the potential to revolutionize the manufacturing process of organic electronics and that it introduced a green & sustainable alternative to spin-coating, blade-coating or other commonly employed thin-film solution processes.
The last IAAM Award Lecture was focused on the ‘epidermis-like hierarchical smart coating with a hardness of tooth enamel’. In this talk, the speaker emphasized coating leading to multifunctional high-performance towards smart features.
Parallel sessions covering thematic topics under the IAAM Award Lecture Series and Sensors & Actuators session during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress, Singapore. ©IAAM Media
Session 3 marked the discussion on Sensors & Actuators. In this session, all related aspects were discussed in detail by expert speakers and were chaired by two well-known professors in the field. This session consisted of three invited lectures, four oral talks and was started with a lecture on the “hall element for integrated magnetic sensor systems”. In this lecture, the speaker demonstrated the improvement of signal to noise ratio, the accuracy, and the measurement bandwidth. Also, the trend of future improvement of the Hall element based magnetic sensor systems was discussed in detail.
The next invited lecture was on the “interfacial biosensing: A new tool for sensing cancer biomarkers” by Dr. Abu Sina from The University of Queensland, Australia. In this presentation, the speaker reviewed developments highlighted the applicability of interfacial biosensing via bare gold-biomolecule affinity for detecting cancer-associated biomolecular changes. Another invited lecture was delivered on the ‘real-time digital signal recovery for sensors and amplifiers with resonant characteristics’. In this presentation, the detailed method to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio was proposed and tested with a set of time-domain and frequency-domain analyses, demonstrated its effectiveness in various conditions.
The first oral talk of this session was focused on the ‘modeling of the grain size effects in nanostructured ferroelectric ceramics’ by Prof. Leontin Padurariu from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania.In this talk, the speaker emphasized the model representing an innovative combination between the finite element method and Monte Carlo simulations. The next oral talk was delivered on the ‘improving performance of integrated magnetic sensors by novel sensor signal processing’ by Dr. Damjan Berčan from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In this presentation, the speaker discussed that the signal to noise ratio can be further improved using an array of equal micro-Hall elements.
A subsequent oral talk was focused on the ‘resonance-based temperature sensors using a wafer-level vacuum packaged SOI MEMS process’. In this talk, the speaker showed that resonant based MEMS temperature sensor provided a very good sensitivity to be used for compensating the temperature sensitivity of high-performance MEMS sensors such as gyroscopes and accelerometers without complex control electronics. The last oral talk was delivered by Dr. Miha Gradišek, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia on the “integrated system based on the hall sensors incorporating compensation of the distortions”. In this lecture, the speaker described that based on the acquired reference signal and corresponding sensitivity which changes with the environmental conditions, the negative feedback corrects it and ensures a stable and constant response. Besides, the Hall sensor sensitivity correction, the proposed approach with negative feedback compensates variations of the overall system sensitivity as well.
IAAM has always believed that scientists and young technocrats should be complimented and praised so that it motivates them to showcase and bring forward innovative and fresh technologies on board. Thus, the association came up with the idea of the felicitation ceremony during the Advanced Materials Congress assembly. On 01 November 2019, the 30th IAAM felicitation ceremony was held with the sole purpose of acknowledging along with rewarding the innovative recommendations and proposals of researchers, scientists, and technocrats and actuate them to grow and develop in their particular field of research in the perpetuation of “advancing the materials to global excellence’. This form of reward encourages them to work harder and keep bringing unique and original ideas for strengthening the advanced materials community.
IAAM awardees in the 30th IAAM Felicitation Ceremony, Singapore. ©IAAM Media
The 30th assembly of Advanced Materials Congress was witnessed poster setup and presentation in session 4, under six contemporary research fields- 1) Advanced Materials, 2) Sensors & Actuators, 3) Catalysis Science, Engineering & Technology, 4) Energy Storage Technology, 5) Metallic Alloys and Composites, and 6) High Entropy Alloy in Defence System to pave the way towards multi-inter-trans-disciplinary research and innovations for the market. All the attending associates, on Day 2 of the conference, became a part of this session on the theme “Novel Innovations and Technology”, which emphasized the ongoing research, innovation, and technology of multi-inter-trans disciplinary areas of advanced materials and nanotechnology. Two professors were sitting at the review panel of the poster session. They were responsible for analyzing the characteristics and quality of posters made by the presenters.
Participants during Poster Session of the Asian Advanced Materials Congress, Singapore. ©IAAM Media
The day 3 started at Port Klang, Malaysia with Plenary Session II, which was session 5 of the 30th assembly of the Advanced Materials Congress. This session consisted of Advanced Materials Laureate Lecture 2019 with three Invited Lectures and was chaired by two well-known professors. The day 3 began with the Advanced Materials Laureate Lecture by Prof. Herbert Gleiter from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany on the overview of ‘non-crystalline nanostructured materials’. In this talk, Prof. Gleiter described the solids with new structures and properties. He focused on the properties of nano-glasses and a new age of technologies – a “glass age”. Prof. Gleiter discussed the crystalline (e.g. metals, semiconductors or crystalline ceramics) and non-crystalline materials. He explained that due to their new atomic/electronic structures, the properties of nano-glass differ from the corresponding properties of melt-cooled glasses. Further, he described a second group, i.e., nanostructured partially non-crystalline materials and the third group, i.e., single or multi-atom switchable of materials.
The subsequent talk was invited lecture on the ‘stay connected electrical conductivity of anaerobic biofilms’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Hong Liu from Oregon State University, USA. In this lecture, the speaker demonstrated both mixed-species exoelectrogenic biofilms and methanogenic biofilms exhibited incoherent redox conduction. Exoelectrogenic biofilms were capable of extending their conductive structures on the millimeter scale. The conductivity of biofilms can be enhanced in the presence of the magnetic field. Another invited lecture was delivered on the ‘seismic microzoning from synthetic ground motion in Italy’ by Prof. Salvatore Grasso from University of Catania, Italy.This talk was focused on applications and typical case studies, where the outcome was presented in terms of seismic microzoning maps in terms of ground shaking intensity and susceptibility to main ground instability, i.e, soil liquefaction, landslides, and fault ruptures.
The last invited lecture of this session was delivered on the ‘simulating biological responses via lab on a chip device’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Norman Munroe from Florida International University, USA.In this talk, the speaker emphasized the polymer-coated bio-absorbable alloys having comparable strength, ductility, and flexibility. Typically, platinum and platinum/iridium alloys can reduce recanalization which accelerates clot fibrosis and aneurysmal volume. The bio-absorbable polymer coating could facilitate therapeutic treatment via drug elution.
Plenary session II: Eminent plenary speakers during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress. ©IAAM Media
Session 6 was IAAM Award Lecture Series and focused on the topics related to Advanced Materials. This session consisted of three IAAM award lectures, one IAAM medal lecture and was chaired by a professor of the same field of expertise. The first lecture of this session was the IAAM Award Lecture and was delivered on the ‘Are quantitatively micro-machined scaffolds effective for cell technology?’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Shigehiro Hashimoto from Kogakuin University, Japan. In this talk, the speaker discussed the designed scaffold potential for the measurement of the contractile force of myotube microscopically in vitro. The quantitatively micro-machined scaffold was effective to control cell activities: migration, deformation, and orientation. The results would contribute to several applications: cell sorting, medical diagnostics, and regenerative medicine.
The next IAAM Award Lecture was focused on the ‘fiber Bragg grating sensors for health monitoring of mechanical equipment’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Tianliang Li from Wuhan University of Technology, China. In this talk, the speaker discussed that these designs can be employed to measure vibration in low and medium frequency bands. Additionally, for the deformation of the machine and an online monitoring method based on FBG array sensors for the uncertain loading-induced deformation of the machine tool base was also proposed. A subsequent IAAM Award Lecture was delivered on the topic of ‘light-induced chiral magnetic effect in a Weyl semimetal’. In this talk, the speaker emphasized an effective magnetic field induced by nonlinear electric fields of circularly polarized light. The last lecture was IAAM Medal Lecture, which was focused on the ‘study and application of the electro-isomerization of azobenzene liquid crystals’.
Session 7 was focused on the topics related to Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology and was chaired by three professors of the contemporary fields of expertise. This session consisted of one IAAM Award Lecture, one IAAM Scientist Medal Lecture and two Invited Lectures. The first lecture of this session was the IAAM Scientist Medal Lecture, which was delivered on the ‘optical manipulation beyond the diffraction limit’ by Prof. Yuchao Li from Jinan University, China. In this lecture, the speaker demonstrated a potentially powerful tool for nanostructure assembly, biosensing, and single-biomolecule studies.
A subsequent IAAM Award Lecture was overviewed on the ’emerging solar energy system and the multi-energy distributed power generation’. In this lecture, the speaker discussed the multi-energy system with multi-energy sources, energy storage, and energy management system. The next talk was the invited lecture on the ‘mobile phone-based detection of live/dead and antibiotic resistance bacteria using Ag nanorods biosensor’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Jitendra Singh from Indian Institute of Technology, India.In this talk, the speaker described a user-friendly and field-deployable mobile app ‘Colorimetric Detector’. This technique takes only 4 – 6 hours, whereas the conventional methods need around 24 hours for the same in the field diagnostics.
Parallel sessions covering thematic topics under Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology and Energy Storage Technologies during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress 2019. ©IAAM Media
Session 8 marked the discussion on Energy Storage Technologies and was chaired by Prof. Herbert Gleiter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany with another professor of the renowned institute. In this session, all related aspects were discussed in detail by expert speakers and it consisted of two IAAM Scientist Medal, two invited and one oral talks.
The first lecture of this session was the IAAM Scientist Medal Lecture on the topic of ‘biochemical programming of synthetic biomachines as multiplexed diagnostic devices’ by Dr. Franck Molina from CNRS / ALCEDIAG, France. In this talk, the speaker explained about developed methodology, which ensured the biochemical implementation of logical tasks within none living artificial cells. Further, he clears that this methodology cover, in silico design, simulation, microfluidics production, and clinical validation.
The next lecture was IAAM Scientist Medal Lecture on the ‘modulation of electrochemical performance of advanced materials by Lorentz force for energy storage’. In this presentation, the dendrite elimination mechanism was explained by mathematical modeling and COMSOL simulation. Speaker discussed an alternative method to enhance the electrochemical energy storage of advanced materials. A subsequent talk was invited lecture related to ‘aspects from materials science and solid-state chemistry on repeated cycling of materials for thermochemical energy storage and conversion’ This talk was delivered by Dr. Sandra Afflerbach from University of Siegen, Germany. In this lecture, the speaker described an improved modelling and design of process conditions and reactor setups, capable of increasing the overall technological readiness of respective systems.
The next invited lecture was focused on the ‘molten halogen salts as low-temperature electrolytes in Na-based liquid metal batteries for low-cost large scale electricity storage’. This talk was delivered by Dr. Wenjin Ding from German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany. In this invited talk, the speaker described that the selected best-molten salt electrolyte was tested in the Na-based LMB test cell. The last talk was oral on the topic of ‘development of a PV and BESS power system based on AC coupling’. In this presentation, the speaker discussed retired lithium-ion batteries and a suitable battery management system. In this study, a cloud-based monitoring and power dispatching platform based on telemetry was developed. System details and performance analyses were also presented.
In session 9, Thin Films, Environmental & Green Materials, Surface & Interfaces was the focus area of discussion by eminent speakers and was chaired by two professors. This session consisted of two Invited Lecture and one IAAM Young Scientist Medal Lecture. The first lecture of this session was the invited lecture describing ‘in situ thin film growth capabilities for polarized neutron reflectometry’. by Dr. Wolfgang Kreuzpaintner from Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, China. In this talk, the speaker emphasized an overview of the latest developments and future modifications as well as the completed work carried out to allow the setup to be applied for even broader scientific research.
Another invited lecture was focused on ‘ferroelectric thin films and application to sensors and functional devices’ This talk was delivered by Prof. Masanori Okuyama from Osaka University, Japan. In this presentation, the speaker discussed electron devices using ferroelectric thin films such as nonvolatile memories of ferroelectric RAM and ferroelectric-gate FET, ultrasonic sensor, infrared sensor, and energy harvester. Also, recent topics on ferroelectric thin films and their functional devices were explained. The last lecture was IAAM Young Scientist Medal Lecture, which was delivered on the ‘high performance transparent conductive film fabrication via electric-field-driven micro-scale 3D printing and microtransfer technology’. In this talk, the speaker emphasized the proposed process method and large area batch industrial production of high-performance flexible transparent electrodes, which can be realized by combining the roll to roll process.
Glimpses of the global platform of networking and discussion during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress 2019. ©IAAM Media
Session 10 consisted of one Invited Lecture and two oral talks. This session was focused on the topics related to Next-Generation Research, Innovation & Technology and was chaired by two professors of the contemporary research fields. The first lecture of this session was invited lecture on ‘high output thermoelectric power generation’ by Prof. Anjun Jin from Ningbo University, China. In this talk, the speaker has methodically investigated the alternative energy technologies based upon thermoelectricity generation.
The next lecture was the oral talk on the ‘oxidations of tartrazine azo-dye’. In this lecture, the speaker described the photochemical and sonochemical degradation of tartrazine (TZ) kinetics with first-order rate law. A potential degradation pathway for tartrazine dye (TZ) was also proposed. The next oral talk was focused on ‘photocatalysis and photo-fenton advanced wastewater processes’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Luminita Andronic from Transillvania University of Brasov, Romania. In this talk, the speaker emphasized on photocatalysis standard tests of pollutant degradation. This degradation was based on methylene blue (MB) and methyl orange (MO) photodegradation in aqueous solution under UV and solar simulator irradiation.
Panelists at the 18th Edition of IAAM Consortium on Advanced Materials’ Technology for Industry during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress 2019. ©IAAM Media
Session 11 was International Consortium on Advanced Materials’ Technology for Industry. The aim was to create a global cooperation platform, by sharing knowledge, building joint infrastructures, quality research, and technology to improve translational research for the best technology to market. In this consortium, all the panelists shared essential viewpoints related to commercialized technology and translational research. Panelists of consortium discussed the importance of idea creation and implementation strategies. The experts could be selected for industrial benefits and joint research, which could help with the new-age technology of industry, and was discussed in detailed.
Finally, the desired objectives of the consortium were accomplished with the active participation of the delegates and the minutes were circulated for the next follow-up meetings. The consortium promotes global cooperation by bringing together industry and academia and acts as a great platform for creating multi-inter-trans-disciplinary projects. The six panelists having prolonged experience in the industry and technology developments of their individual fields discussed the prospect of their respective fields and the consortium was concluded after combining everyone’s suggestion.
Day 4 was started as a Plenary Session III and was chaired by Prof. Yarlagadda Prasad, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. This was session 12 and consisted of three invited and two oral talks. The first lecture of this session was an invited lecture about ‘controlling dispersion in tunable hyperbolic metamaterials’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Pawel Szczepanski from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. In this talk, the speaker emphasized on ‘THMM structures composed of revealing optical gain’. Within this talk, the speaker presented that it was possible to obtain the alteration of gain/absorption bandwidth, gain/absorption enhancement, electromagnetic transparency, as well as, almost fully controllable laser action, including switching from a single-to multimode operation and shaping lasing threshold.
The next invited lecture was delivered on the ‘concrete electrical resistivity at varied water’ by Dr. Yu Wang from University of Salford, United Kingdom. Here speaker described the chloride contents and porosity and further explained in detail experimental study and characterization. In this talk, the speaker emphasized the effect of porosity, in the conventional range of the water to cement ratio, was much less significant compared to the effect of water and chloride content variation. This study also investigated the effect of experimental approaches, including the AC frequency, voltage, and electrode material and configuration, on the reliability of electrical resistance measurement.
The last invited lecture was focused on the ‘triplet-triplet annihilation up-conversion processes of diphenylanthracenes’. In this talk, the speaker described more about the theoretical study and explained that the triplet-triplet annihilation (TTA) based photon up-conversion (UC) process, which has been extensively studied as a possible device. It utilizes solar power because TTA-UC generates high-energy photon emission from absorptions of lower energy photons. He discussed that the synergetic effect of TTA and triplet-triplet energy transfer (TTET) processes was one of the key factors for highly efficient TTA-UC materials. Another talk of this session was delivered by Prof. Alfred Rufer, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland on ‘fast filling station for a compressed-air vehicle used for zero-emission city delivery and personal transportation’. In this presentation, the speaker described the complete system, its design, together with the properties of the fast filling including the recirculation system.
Another oral talk was delivered on the ‘mechanical behaviors of Fe-based metal matrix composites and structures in some engineering conditions’ by Dr. Harry Tian from GIW Industries, Inc., USA. In this talk, the speaker discussed how the composite structures of these iron-based materials worked in these testing conditions. Research findings indicated some of the iron-based composite materials and structures have much-improved wear and/or corrosion-wear properties for many engineering applications, including slurry pumps.
Plenary session III: Eminent plenary speakers during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress 2019. ©IAAM Media
In session 13, Structural, Composite & Ceramic Materials was the focus area of discussion by eminent speakers and was chaired by two professors. This session consisted of two invited and one oral talk. The first lecture of this session was the invited lecture on the ‘ferroelectric perovskite-based magnetoelectric ceramic composites’. In this talk, the speaker described the synthesis, functional properties, and modeling. Here speaker explained that magnetic properties were derived as “sum property” from the ferrimagnetic character of ferrites. The CM, i.e., conventional sintering method and SPS, i.e., spark plasma sintering ceramics show bi-tunable character, i.e., their permittivity can be modified by the application of both electric and magnetic fields.
The first talk of this session was an invited lecture related to ‘novel high-shear and low-pressure grinding with flexible composite tool’. In this presentation, the speaker verified that the novel abrasive tool made of flexible composites has the grinding characteristics of high tangential grinding force and low normal grinding force. There are no extra brittle defects generated on the surface of the ground silicon specimens, he further explained. The last lecture was an oral talk on the ‘water purifying bio-concrete’. by Prof. Rajiv Gupta from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India. In this presentation, the speaker discussed the cost of tiles, using pickling sludge, with the same characteristics was reduced by 20%. Reusing pickling sludge as the raw materials of the pavement will not only solve the disposal problem but also decrease the producing cost of pavement tiles.
Session 14 consisted of two IAAM medal lecture, one IAAM Scientist Medal lecture, and one oral talk. This session was focused on the topics related to Functional Computational Materials & Modelling and chaired by two professors of the same field. The first lecture of this session was the IAAM Medal Lecture, which was delivered on the topic “role of elastic strain on metal thin films in the electrocatalysis” by Prof. Kai Yan from Sun Yat-sen University, China..This study provides a better understanding of the processes that control electrocatalytic activity towards HER and can guide the design of strained core-shell nanoparticle catalysts. Another IAAM Award Lecture was related to ‘nanostructured functional materials for energy storage and conversion’. In this talk, the speaker emphasized their strategy to develop low-cost transition metal oxide/sulfide-based materials to enhance the electroactivity as well as the electrochemical active surface area (EASA) and optimization of surface structures to bring about extra active sites.
The next talk was on IAAM Scientist Medal Lecture focused on the ‘scale-dependent properties in lead-free piezoelectric ceramics’ by Prof. Lavinia-Petronela Curecheriu from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania.In this talk, the presented data provided a complete picture of the size effect dependence of functional properties in Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.90Zr0.10O3 ceramics.
The last lecture was an oral talk on nanotextured surface production for bactericidal surfaces using the hydrothermal method. by Alka Jaggessar from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. In this talk, the speaker described the findings of her study which was significant for the designing of nanostructured surfaces for antibacterial applications and users of the hydrothermal methods for effective nanostructure fabrication.
Session 15 marked the discussion on Functional Energy Materials. This session was discussed in detail by eminent speakers and was chaired by three professors. This session consisted of one Sustainable Energy Award Lecture, one IAAM Scientist Medal Lecture, one invited lecture, and one oral talk. The first lecture of this session was the Sustainable Energy Award Lecture. This lecture was delivered on the topic related to ‘hierarchically structured photo-electronic nanomaterials and their cascade effect’. This talk was delivered by Prof. Xiao-Yu Yang from Wuhan University of Technology, China. In this talk, the speaker described that the new “homojunction of oxygen and titanium vacancies” and “spatial inside-out heterojunction” concept, characteristics, and the mechanism was proposed at an atomic/nanoscale to clarify the generation of oxygen vacancies and titanium vacancies as well as the cascade electron transfer.
The next talk was on IAAM Scientist Medal Lecture related to the ‘new imines as HTM for perovskite solar cells’ by Prof. Adam Januszko from Military Institute of Engineer Technology, Poland. This talk described the molecular design, synthesis and finally, the electrical behavior was examined to prove conductivity properties under forwarding and inverted current. A subsequent lecture was invited lecture on the topic related to synergistic catalysis of nano-metal and semiconductor (metal oxides) molecular/atomic-layer film coated on the support of novel hybrid complex nano-structured Pt catalyst prepared by the photochemical route. In this presentation, the speaker discussed the superior performance and the unique properties of the hybrid nanostructure.
The last talk was oral and was delivered on the topic related to the ‘low-cost interferometric fiber optic gyro for autonomous driving’. In this talk, the speaker discussed their developed automatic optical fiber winding machine which can execute automatic quadrupole winding with the fine alignment of the optical fiber by adopting a double-flyer winding mechanism. Speaker explained that by combining technique and fabrication processes, they have acquired the potential to reduce fabrication costs.
Session 16 was focused on the topics related to Next-Generation Research, Innovation & Technology and consisted of one IAAM medal lecture, one IAAM Scientist medal lecture and one invited lecture. This session was chaired by two professors in the same field. The first talk of this session was the IAAM Medal Lecture and was focused on the ‘dielectric multilayered absorber’. Speaker discussed applications and showed that dielectric multilayered absorbers can not only match the requirement of harvesting solar energy but also suitable for stray light elimination of weak signal detection instruments, etc.
The next talk of this session was IAAM Scientist Medal Lecture and was delivered on the topic related to the ‘dynamics in complex systems as seen by quasielastic neutron scattering’ by Dr. Jan Embs from Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. In this talk, the speaker demonstrated that how the fast diffusion of Li+ was facilitated by reorientation processes of the borohydride anion and how the dynamics of borohydride can be disentangled from the processes of amide by using selective deuteration. The last talk was an invited lecture focused on the ‘morphological different Ag/CeO2 nanostructure-based SERS active substrate for the rapid simultaneous detection of multi-pesticide residues on apple’ by Dr. Thirumalairajan Subramaniam from Tamilnadu Agricultural University, India. In this presentation, experimental results showed the limit of detection of organophosphate thiram and methamidophos in the real samples of apple. The speaker discussed the results, which indicated that higher SERS activity of needle Ag/CeO2 nanostructure SERS-active substrate has great potentials for the onside detection of pesticides in the near future.
Social activity of delegates during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress 2019. © IAAM Media
Be immersed in the amazing architecture, culture, rich traditions during a shore excursion through cruise layover tour is specially designed for IAAM delegates to spend around the great locations with a comfortable and the best way to discover nature and science in limited time.
A unique destination is Malacca, located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, prominence as a vibrant maritime trading center, carrying a rich legacy of historical, Hinduism, Sultan, Portuguese, Dutch, and British, Malacca features an interesting blend of Chinese, Indian and European influences listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.
Delegates enjoying Asian foods during Cultural and Social activity at the Asian Advanced Materials Congress 2019. © IAAM Media
Enjoy round-trip transportation from Singapore to Malay peninsula travels generate the opportunity of shore excursions from various historical points like Malacca, Port Klang in the most efficient and the flexibility way through insightful commentary. There was a handful of favorite experiences when cruising to Port Klang, Malakka and Singapore. Delegates witnessed the lifestyle of the South Asian people, taste of regional food and drinks and enjoyed a monuments tour along with knowledge about the history and culture. As everyone explored the cruise journey and discover the art of science before heading back to the last destination of Singapore, they have an unforgotten way of attractions, stories worth of shops and restaurants and memorable time away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
The cultural activity during the Asian Advanced Materials Congress 2019. ©IAAM Media
The closing ceremony covered the overall summary of the congress and the announcement of the best oral presentations award. In the closing ceremony, Prof. Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Secretary-General of International Association of Advanced Materials expressed his gratitude towards all the delegates, speakers, business professionals, and scientific committee members for taking out their precious time from their extremely busy schedules and to share knowledge, experiences, important results, findings and discoveries in this interdisciplinary congress.
The best oral presentation award recognized the most outstanding contributions and quality presentation during the 30th assembly of AMC, Singapore. The scientific committee has evaluated the oral sessions and identify the best oral talk in terms of the overall quality of research and presentation. This award encourages the active involvement of research young professionals for the betterment of the advanced materials world and provides a testament to the best efforts in the formulation of impactful advanced materials and technology.
The best oral presentation award conferred to Dr. Alka Jaggessar at the closing ceremony of the Asian Advanced Materials Congress, Singapore. ©IAAM Media
Asian Advanced Materials Congress conferred best oral presentation award to Dr. Alka Jaggessar, Queensland University of Technology, Australia for her presentation on the ‘nanotextured surface production for bactericidal surfaces’. In this talk, Dr. Jaggessar presented her findings related to designing of nanostructured surfaces for antibacterial applications and users of the hydrothermal methods for effective nanostructure fabrication.
The motive of this event was to unite the strengths of academia and industry for building the advancement of materials to global excellence through close cooperation and discussions. The objective of the 30th assembly of the Advanced Materials Congress was to introduce new developments, vibrant discussions, exchange of industrial ideas and research results for new cooperations. Congress also served as a widely accepted platform to discuss and update the most recent innovations, trends, concerns, and practical challenges for achieving global excellence in the advanced materials community.
All the delegates and participants made this congress a very special one just like them. Last but not least, Prof. Tiwari appreciated the Institute of Advanced Materials, VBRI AB, and RCC staff for organizing this congress with the finest facilities. The delegates were submerged in the quality research and innovative ideas for the five days to optimize their learning, Dr. Tiwari invited everyone to the upcoming AMC assemblies of knowledge experience at sea in Europe, Australia, USA, and Asia and wished everyone all the best on the behalf of IAAM.
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