1: Electronic and Magnetic Materials and Magnets
• Spintronics – Fundamentals and Applications
• Soft- and Hard Magnetic Materials and Applications
• Multi-Functional Magnetic Materials, Functional and Magnetic Composite Materials and Applications
• Electric Machines, Drives, Control, Transformers
• Magnetics Recording: AMI and Robotic Intelligence System
• Recording Media
• Write and Read Heads
• Energy-Assisted Recording
• All-Optical Recording and Other New Recording
• Recording Systems and Modeling
• Sensors and High-Frequency Devices: Magnetic Field Sensors (Non-Recording), Sensors (Not of Magnetic Fields), Microwave and Millimeter Wave Materials and Devices
• Magnetoelectronic and Magnetocaloric-effect Materials and Phenomena
• Magnetization Dynamics and Micromagnetics
• Quantum Materials: Cooperative States, Superconductivity, Spin Liquids, etc.
• Structured Materials and Applications
• Materials for non-volatile memory and neuromorphic computing (including ferroelectrics, phase change, RRAM, magnetic)
• Permanent Magnet and Electromagnet – Development and Applications
2. Piezoelectric and Dielectric Materials.
• Fundamentals of ferroelectrics and multiferroic materials (theory, modeling and experiments)
• Low dimensional structures and interfaces: fundamentals, processing, and properties
• Processing of piezoelectric crystals, ceramics, thick and thin films, composite, polymers, glassceramics and MLCCs.
• Piezoelectric single crystals, ceramics and thin films
• Lead free dielectric and piezoelectric materials.
• Structure characterization and properties of ferroelectric materials (dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric, pyroelectric, electrocaloric, flexoelectric, photovoltaics and photocatalytics, etc.)
• Applications of ferroelectrics (sensing, transducing, thermal imaging, energy harvesting and storage, etc.)
• Piezoelectric MEMS and NEMS (resonators, energy harvesters, sensors, actuators, and transducers)
• Wearable and implantable devices (biosensing, neural stimulation, prosthetics, hard coatings)
• High Dielectric constant materials for capacitor applications
• Dielectric and piezoelectric applications
3: Energy and Energy Storage Materials
• Energy materials, light harvesting assemblies
• Energy conversion processes (catalysis and photocatalysis)
• Solar fuels (hydrogen production, CO2 reduction)
• Inorganic, organic and hybrid photovoltaics
• Photosynthesis and biofuels
• Materials for Energy Storage, Fuel cells, storage batteries and supercapacitors
• Plasmonics, OLEDs and light display systems
• Hydrogen generation
• Thermoelectric materials and devices
• Materials for nuclear energy applications
• Environment protection
• Sustainable and green materials
• Wireless Energy Transfer Technology for EVs and other applications
4: Bioplastics, Biomaterials, Polymer Composite and Environmental Materials
• Polymer Materials; Nanocomposites and hybrid nanomaterials
• Polymer blends, films, fibres, networks and porous materials
• Characterization, modelling and simulation of molecular and materials properties in bulk, solution, and thin films
• Polymer Engineering; Advanced multiscale processing methods
• Polymer Synthesis, Modification and Self-assembly; Including designer polymer architectures, mechanisms and kinetics, and supramolecular polymerization.
• Polymers for energy generation and storage; Polymer membranes for separation technology; Polymers for opto- and microelectronics
• Polymer synthesis and reactions
• Polymer structures
• Physical properties of polymers
• Polymer surface and interfaces
• Functional polymers
• Supramolecular polymers
• Self-assembled materials
• Biopolymers and bio-related polymer materials
• Polymer engineering
• Polymer applications in energy storage and conversion, separations, membranes, adhesives, functional coatings, sensing, adaptive and reconfigurable materials, electronics, photonics, biomaterials, and nanocomposites.
5: Computational Materials, Physics and Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, and Modeling
• Computational modeling of materials properties and phenomena
• First-principle calculations, Density-functional theory
• Atomic and molecular-scale simulations: Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics techniques
• Semi-empirical: tight-binding, ab-initio methods and embedded-atom methods
• Other modeling techniques using macroscopic input: FE-methods.
• Electronic, magnetic, dynamical, transport, mechanical, growth, formation process and thermo-dynamical properties of nanoscale systems and materials.
• Structure-property relationships for new materials in conjunction with data informatics,
• Novel capabilities of computational tools, technical software and shareware, or cyberinfrastructures.
• Application and development of existing and emerging theoretical and simulation approaches for the study of materials in their entirety (organic and inorganic).
6: Ceramics Engineering, Science and Glass Materials and Technology
• Conservation and traditional ceramics
• Raw materials for advanced and sustainable ceramics
• Processing and assembly of composites combining ceramics and glasses with other classes of materials such as ceramic-metal and ceramic-plastic hybrids.
• New methods, new ways to use traditional methods, and overcoming challenges
• Ceramic Matrix Composites
• Materials and processes for traditional ceramics and glasses
• Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings
• Bio-ceramic Applications
• Green Manufacturing
• Ceramics in Environmental Applications
• Increasing the strength of glass for structural integrity
• Luminescence glasses/crystals and photonics materials
• Judd-Ofelt Theory and analysis to Ln3+ in optical materials
• Interaction of glass within the human body
• Improving manufacturing and quality control of glasses, including furnace flow modeling
• Secondary processing including controlled crystallization, phase transformations, tempering, ion–exchange, coatings, and decoration.
• Factors affecting durability and long-term performance, including chemical and physical corrosion, and fatigue.
7: Metals, Alloys, and Metallurgy Technology and Applications
• alloys, liquid alloys, traditional steel
• base metals (include iron, nickel, lead and zinc)
• ferrous and non-ferrous metals
• noble metals (include tantalum, gold, platinum, silver and rhodium)
• precious metals
• transition metals
• rare metals
• synthetic metals
• wear, creep, welding and joining
8: Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Instrumentation and Materials Characterization
• Fundamental processes in radiation physics
• Interaction mechanisms for example scattering and absorption of photon and particle radiations
• Mathematical methods in radiation physics, reference data
• Radiation sources, detectors and detector materials (gas, scintillation, semiconductor detector etc..)
• Accelerator and radionuclide spectra and other properties
• Radiation fields from point and extended sources
• Detector response functions
• Radiation shielding materials
• Advanced Characterization Techniques such as X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF), X-Ray Imaging Tomography (XTM), X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS), X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Raman and Optical Spectroscopies, Electron Microscope, Scanning Probe Microscopy Methods etc.
9: Nanomaterials, Thick and Thin Films and Surface Sciences
• Nanomaterials: Nanoparticles, coatings and thin films, inorganic-organic hybrids and composites (i.e. MOFs), membranes, nano-alloys, quantum dots, self-assemblies, graphene, nanotubes, etc
• Synthesis/assembly of organic, inorganic, and hybrid nanomaterials
• Theory, and simulation of nanostructures (nanomaterials and assemblies, nanodevices, and self-assembled structures),
• Nanobiotechnology, Nanofabrication
• Methods and tools for nanoscience and nanotechnology, and self- and directed-assembly
• Characterization of mesoscopic properties
• Applications: Any application of new nanomaterials or new application of nanomaterials
• Surfaces, Interfaces, and Colloidal Behavior
• Metallurgical, Protective, and Hard Layers
• Mechanics and Nanomechanics of Thin Layers
• Thin Film Devices, Sensors, and Actuators
• Condensed Matter Film Behavior.
10: Materials Processing, Tribology and Coating Technology
• Processing techniques used in manufacturing components from metals and other materials.
• Casting, forming, and machining.
• Additive processing and joining technologies.
• Evolution of material properties under the specific conditions met in manufacturing processes.
• Design and behavior of equipment and tools
• Effects of processing parameters on the macro- and micro-properties of all engineering materials.
• Innovations/ Improvements in processing techniques of all types of engineering materials including sustainability.
• Surface treatments and coatings deposition, functionalization, modelling and characterization
• Interface and interaction science, adhesion and Adhesives
• Multi-functional, composite/ hybrid, graded and multilayers coatings
• Smart surfaces and coatings, Self-healing surfaces
• Surface nanoengineering, nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films
• Tribological coatings, wear and corrosion protection
• Surface engineering/ coatings in sustainable energy, conversion, optical, electric, photovoltaic and magnetic applications
• Biointerfaces, Biomedical/ Bioactive surfaces and coatings
11. Engineering Technology for Industrial Applications.
• Operations Research
• Production and Operations Management
• Quality Control and Management
• Maintenance Engineering
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management
• Systems Modeling and Simulation
• Automation and Robotics
• Machine Tools and Manufacturing Processes
• Mechanical Design and Dynamics of Mechanism
• Fluid Mechanics, Combustion and Engineering Physics
• Heat and Mass Transfer
• Vibration Measuring and Reliability Analysis
• Finite Element Analysis for Mechanical Engineering
• Mechatronics Design Control Systems
• Instrumentation and Control Engineering
• Sensors and Applications
• Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Applied Computer for Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Construction Engineering and Management
• Geographical Information Systems
• Geotechnical Analysis and Design
• Infrastructure Life-Cycle Management
12. Special session: International Collaboration on Materials Technology Supported by AUN/SEED-Net, JICA
Special session: International Collaboration on Materials Technology Supported by AUN/SEED-Net, JICA
A session for focused discussion on research progress of the international partners participated in the collaborative education program (CEP) supported by AUN/SEED-Net, JICA
Research topics include, but not limited to
• Advanced materials
• Polymer chemistry
• Functional ceramic materials and applications
• Energy materials
• Electroctalytic and sensor materials
• Photonic and biomedical devices
• Processing and applications of thin films
• Materials for civil engineering applications
• Novel processing and characterization techniques
13. Special session:100th Anniversary of the discovery of Ferroelectricity (Invitation only)
Josef Valasek (April 27, 1897 – October 4, 1993)
Ferroelectric phenomenon in materials was identified for the first time about 100 years ago in 1920 (paper presented at the American Physical Society (APS) Meeting in Washington, DC, April 1920), at the University of Minnesota, MN, USA; by then a graduate student Joseph Valasek working under the supervision of Prof. W. F. G. Swann. Before this announcement, some prominent physicists had envisaged and even predicted the possibility of an analogous electrical behavior in some materials to that of the well-established hysteresis behavior of magnetic materials. Debye’s work tried to put the concept of Curie temperature in some solids in 1912 but it Schrodinger in the same year who formalized the term ferroelectricity. The names ferroelectrics, ferroelectricity, etc. are fully symbolic of the hysteresis loop-like behavior originally displayed by the magnetic materials. Later on when the physics of ferroelectrics was formalized, most of the terminology, e.g. Curie constant, Curie temperature, etc. that characterized the hysteresis loop or its related characteristics, was inherited from the magnetic materials. Over the years basic ferroelectricity concepts were significantly developed. The observed ferroelectric hysteresis loop between electric polarization vs applied electric field in the then well-known material, Rochelle salt, was presented at the April meeting of the APS, held at, then known as, the National Bureau of Standards or NBS (currently known as the National Institute for Standards and Technology or NIST). Interestingly, even though Valasek submitted the abstract but it was presented by Swann (and Valasek was not present). It happened to be a unique case of the earlier predictions but it did not catch the attention of many researchers working in the field of electronics. Whatever the reason, there was a little attention paid to this newly identified effect in Rochelle salt in 1920s. In late 1920, Valasek’s paper was submitted to Physical Review and that appeared in April 1921. Both ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism are the observational or experimental characteristics of a special class of materials which were not predicted by any basic theoretical approaches to start with at that time.
Saxena, Avadh Behari, and Bhalla, Amar S. 100th Anniversary of the discovery of Ferroelectricity: How did it impact the Current Day Physics. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.2172/1633563.
14. Special session: Luminescence Glasses, Crystals and Related Functional Materials for Photonics and Scintillation Material Applications
This is spectial session for any kind of luminescence glass and crystals for photonics, scintillation materials and their applications. Related functional materials are also in the theme of this session.
15. Special Session: Young Professional and Students Division (invited only)
16. Special Session: Research 2 Startups (invited only)
17. Special Session Dedicated to Prof.Dr.Pichet Limsuwan’s Life Time Achievements (invited only)
This special session is dedicated to Prof.Dr.Pichet Limsuwan, a profoundly inspirational physicist, whose contributions cover an extraordinary range in Physics and Materials in Thailand.