11. Smart Materials

Smart Materials

Track Incharge:

Prof. Asif Hussain

JMI, New Delhi


A human endeavor to achieve the limits of his concept of the longest, tallest and deepest has led to the global quest for unmatched excellence in new construction materials. The decreasing availability of suitable construction materials is putting pressure on the engineers and designers to think about methods of utilizing intelligent materials. With the advent of advanced technology, smart materials are used in various engineering applications and across a wide range of other sectors including agriculture, aerospace, marine, food and packaging, healthcare, sport and leisure, energy and environment, space, and defence using embedded fibre optic sensors. 

Smart Materials also referred as hybrid materials are composed of dissimilar phases which change significantly whenever external stimuli are applied such as temperature, stress, magnetic or electric fields. Smart Materials are combinations of at least two different materials, which allow the engineering of desired properties in the newly combined hybrid. Proper modelling, simulation and control help in integrated system design of smart materials. 

Sub Tracks:

• Smart Materials and Technology 

• Advances in Material Science and Engineering 

• Nanomaterials 

• Bioactive Smart Materials 

• Optical & Electronic Smart Materials 

• Mechanics & Rheology of Materials 

• Artificial Intelligence 

• Sensors, Transducers & Actuators