IAS Materials Summit Explores the Latest Development in Structural Materials, Materials Performance and Functional Materials

The 14th International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2018), which convened distinguished scientists and scholars discussed future trends and the latest development in nanomaterials, took place from 24–29 June, 2018, at City University of Hong Kong (CityU).

NANO 2018, spearheaded by the International Committee on Nanostructured Materials (ICNM), presents state-of-the-art research and the latest advanced findings in the field. The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Materials Summit ran concurrently with the conference.

The Materials Summit was held on 27 June. Professor Jacob Huang Chih-ching, IAS Executive Director and Chair Professor at CityU’s MSE, said in his opening remarks that the summit had underlined how IAS sought to explore the wonders of science and technology.

10 top materials scientists at the Summit, including IAS Senior Fellows Professor Herbert Gleiter, Professor Chain Tsuan Liu, Professor Jian Lu, Professor Ke Lu, Professor Robert Ritchie and Professor David Srolovitz, as well as distinguished speakers Professor Lih-Juann Chen, Professor Alex Jen, Professor Kam W Leong and Professor Xiaodong Xiang, from universities in the US, Taiwan, Mainland China and Hong Kong.

IAS Materials Summit Explores Structural Materials, Materials Performance and Functional Materials.
Professor Herbert Gleiter, Distinguished Senior Professor and Academician at the Institute für Nanotechnology at KIT Karlsruhe in Germany and Senior Fellow of CityU IAS, Delivered the Opening Lecture.
Professor Jian Lu, Vice President (Research and Technology) of CityU and Chairman of the NANO Conference 2018 Organizing Committee, Presented at the Summit.

Invited speakers explored structural materials, materials performance and functional materials through a 2-hour lecture and a panel discussion. Attended by roughly 180 participants from different countries / regions and research institutions, the event serves as a dynamic platform to discuss the future nanomaterials and technological development. A diverse range of topics were covered in the summit as below:

Structural Materials

  • Nano-glasses: A New Family of Noncrystalline Solids with New Structures and Technological Applications by Professor Herbert Gleiter, Institut für Nanotechnologgy, KIT Karlsruhe, Germany
  • High Entropy Alloys and Deign of Structural Materials by Professor Chain Tsuan Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Development of Dual Phase Supra-Nano Materials: Concept, Processing and Applications by Professor Jian Lu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Materials Performance

  • Advancing Materials with Defects – A Strategy to High-performance “Plain” Metals by Professor Ke Lu, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, China
  • Damage-Tolerance in Biological and Engineering Materials by Professor Robert Ritchie, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Deformation Modes in Nanocrystalline Materials: New Insights from Theory and Simulation by Professor David Srolovitz, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Functional Materials

  • Nanomaterials for Plasmonic Devices by Professor Lih-Juann Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Materials Genome Scientific Infrastructure by Professor Xiaodong Xiang, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
  • Transformative Impact of Printable Solar Cells for Next-Generation Energy Demands by Professor Alex Jen, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Promising Directions of Biomaterials by Professor Kam W. Leong, Columbia University, USA

Video and PowerPoint of IAS lectures are available online.