SAVE-THE-DATE for the Second Euro Intelligent Materials to be held form 10-12 June 2015 at the ATLANTIC HOTEL in Kiel, Germany.
Intelligent materials with integrated functionalities are required to make devices more energy efficient, autonomous, self-responding, switchable, biocompatible, and anti-bacterial. They are also integrated into novel sensor and actuator devices with significantly increased sensitivity. Such intelligent materials typically have a complex internal structure: they can be composites from different material classes like multiferroics. They might be nanostructured or hierarchically built-up, they could be bio-inspired and possess functional elements ranging from single molecules to the macro-scale.
All those materials and their design and development has to be accompanied by high-resolution analytical tools that are able to characterize the materials on all scales and, moreover, to track and reveal their function-structure relations in situ. The symposium brought together experts in the field of intelligent materials in order to present and discuss recent developments and detect future trends. The symposium was a forum to get in contact with international key researchers and stimulate new collaborations for developing novel intelligent material systems, characterizing their functionality from molecular mechanisms to applications.
Detailed information on the conference will be available soon at: http://www.dgm.de/intelligent-materials