During this autumn, five congresses in the field of advanced materials* have been held in Stockholm and over 1,500 scientists, students and business executives had come to participate. Since 2015, Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, with a gathered expertise in different areas of research, from chemistry, physics, biology to medical, engineering and technology, has been arranging congresses with the ambition of spreading progress in advanced materials.
From August to December 2018, congresses were arranged on a monthly basis, where specific areas within the fields of advanced materials were in focus. Lecturers from all over the world were invited and the participants at the congresses were scholars, scientists and business executives.
I want the science community to be more open and collaborative over different disciplines of research. Advanced materials are a big field that will revolutionize science within so many fields. That is why I want to create a knowledge hub where it is easy to share your research and discuss issues from different angles. I am very proud with the fact that we have managed to create these recurring congresses and that it has been such big interest to attend, says Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, founder of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), a non-profit organization that aims to create forums for education and spreading of research within the rapidly expanding fields around advanced materials
The congresses start in Stockholm and continue on a ferry where the participants get to experience a cruise to the capital of Finland, Helsinki. During the “Knowledge Experience at Sea” a three-day-cruise program with lectures and exhibits are constructed to achieve the most vibrant discussions between the congress participants.
It’s a truly unique form of congress. The lectures are mixed in terms of content so that participants from different fields of research will get an understanding of how new knowledge can help them develop in their areas and hopefully achieve new things together. The science community needs to be more open and transparent so that more can benefit from our work, says Prof. Stefan Heusler, one of the participants in the latest congress that was held from 10th–13th December.
Since the start in 2015, over 3500 people have participated in IAAM’s congresses and about 2,500 have lectured.
Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari is the man behind all this. Dr. Tiwari is a PhD in Materials Chemistry from the University of Allahabad and has received the prestigious JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) and the EU financed Marie Curie Scholarships. He has conducted research at several universities in Europe, USA and Asia. Now his main focus is to develop research and education by bringing different fields of research together to learn and benefit from each other.
Ashutosh Tiwari has been published in over 200 scientific articles and has authored/co-authored over 50 books within the fields on nanotechnology and advanced materials. He is also the Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Advanced Materials Letters.
*Facts about advanced materials:
- Advanced materials are materials that have been developed because of its superior performance against traditional materials. By changing the atomic and molecular levels of the materials, new and enhanced materials can be created.
- It can be about developing material that is lighter and stronger than anything we have seen before or new materials that generate or absorb light in a new way. As well as a variety of other abilities and in various areas.
- At the moment, a lot of research is being done to develop materials that behave differently depending on what kind of environment it is in.
The article has originally appeared in the Swedish language on Scandinavian media, Nordiska Projekt.