4th Intelligent Materials - European Symposium on Intelligent Materials 17. – 19. June 2019, Kiel, Germany

Intelligent materials integrate novel functionalities into materials. Examples include self-responsive materials, switchable materials and biofunctional materials, to name a few.

In the biomedical context such materials are highly relevant, starting from biomagnetic sensing to brain implants. If intelligent materials are used in devices they can often be made more energy efficient and autonomous. Also in sensor and actuator systems intelligent materials can lead to significantly increased sensitivity. 

After the successful conferences in 2013, 2015 and 2017 the 4th European Symposium on Intelligent Materials will bring together experts in the field of intelligent materials to present and discuss recent developments and detect future trends. A focus of the conference is the interdisciplinary exchange between scientists from materials science, physics, chemistry and biology.

Therefore, the European Symposium on Intelligent Materials 2019 is an excellent forum for discussions with international key researchers. It has the aim to stimulate new collaborations for developing novel intelligent material systems and characterizing their functionality, from molecular mechanisms to applications.

Chairs of the conference are Prof. Dr. Christine Selhuber-Unkel and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Quandt, Kiel University, Germany

The conference encompasses invited lectures, as well as contributed oral and poster presentations.

Abstracts are solicited on the basic principles, modelling and simulation, synthesis, characterization, and applications of intelligent materials, especially of:

  • smart materials (piezoelectrics, magnetostrictive materials, shape memory alloys),
  • multiferroic materials and composites,
  • multifunctional materials and composites,
  • memristive materials and devices,
  • biofunctional materials,
  • bioinspired materials,
  • biohybrid materials.

In particular young scientists are very welcome to actively contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract.

To submit your abstract, please click here.

There will also be an accompanying exhibition. Coffee breaks and poster sessions take place in the immediate vicinity of the exhibition area. Here you will find detailed information.

Moreover, contributions related to the Collaborative Research Center CRC 1261 (Magnetoelectric Sensors: From Composite Materials to Biomagnetic Diagnostics), the Research Training Group RTG 2154 (Materials for Brain (M4B): Thin film functional materials for minimally invasive therapy of brain diseases. and the Research Group FOR 2093 (Memristive devices for neuronal systems) will be included.

Please pass on this information also in your environment and encourage especially young researchers and engineers to present themselves to the community and to become part of it.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Kiel!

Prof. Dr. Christine Selhuber-Unkel
Kiel University, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eckhard Quandt
Kiel University, Germany