Smart Materials are recognised as materials that can respond to environmental stimuli with particular changes in some variables such as mechanical and physical properties, structure, composition or functions. Growing interest in their development is driven by emerging applications and integrations of smart materials into industrial systems including civilian, industrial, medical and military applications.

Of special interest are composite multiferroic materials exhibiting two or more ferroic features such as ferromagnetism/magnetostriction, ferroelectricity/piezoelectricity or ferroelasticity/shape memory effects due to their unusual responses, including very large magneto-electric susceptibility, giant magnetostriction and energy coupling coefficients approaching one. Composite multiferroics have been produced over different length scales, from classical macroscopic combinations through nanoscale super lattices and self-organized structures. In addition to the possibility of combining different ferroic effects, composite multiferroics also allow the tailoring of materials' properties by adjustment of the volume fraction of the corresponding constituents.

The Symposium will highlight advances in the development of smart materials with a special focus on numerical modelling, fabrication methods, technologies, and properties, sensing and processing capabilities, in the light of their potential applications in smart structures, devices and systems.

Among the relevant scopes of the Symposium will be new capabilities or a remarkable performance enhancement or cost reduction, new ideas and directions for future development.

The Symposium will bring together researchers from various fields, including contributions from materials engineering, mechanical engineering, theoretical and applied mechanics, electronics, electromechanics and manufacturing.



The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Metallic, ceramic and polymeric Smart Materials: design and fabrication

Magnetostrictive materials, ceramic piezoelectric materials, multiferroic materials, rheological fluids, shape memory alloys, magnetic shape memory alloys, intelligent polymers and composite materials.


Physical and mechanical properties, composition, structure, microstructure, phase transformations, fatigue, failure mechanism.


Micromechanical model, constitutive models, macromodels, FEM simulation.


Single crystals, textured materials, nanotechnology, powder metallurgy, magneto-thermo-mechanical treatment, thin and thick films.

Scientific committee:

  • Ferdinando Auricchio (Italy)
  • Anna Boczkowska (Poland)
  • Vasiliy Buchelnikov (Russia)
  • Eduard Cesari (Spain)
  • Volodymyr Chernenko (Ukraine)
  • Sebastian Fähler (Germany)
  • Manfred Kohl (Germany)
  • C.E. Krill III (Germany)
  • Lluis I. Manosa (Spain)
  • Peter Mullner (USA)
  • Henryk Morawiec (Poland)
  • Robert C. Pond (U.K.)
  • Elena Rylkina (Russia)
  • Toshiyuki Takagi (Japan)
  • Stefan Wojciechowski (Poland)

List of Invited Speakers

  • Mehmet Acet (Universitaet Duisburg-Essen) Germany: Field induced structural modifications and magnetocaloric effects in martensitic Heusler alloys
  • Paul Chalker (University of Liverpool) UK: Rapid prototyping methodologies for SMA's and piezoelectrics
  • Kathrin Dörr (IFW Dresden) Germany: Elastic magnetoelectric coupling: magnetic films on piezoelectric substrates
  • Mike Gibbs (University of Sheffield) UK: MagMEMS - Increased functionality to traditional MEMS platforms
  • Daniel Guyomar (LGEF-INSA-Lyon) France: Energy conversion improvement in piezoelectric materials by switching the output voltage
  • Ernie Hill (University of Manchester) UK: Sensing individual molecules using grapheme
  • Jan Holnicki-Szulc (Institute of Fundamental Technological Research) Poland: Smart Technologies for adaptive impact absorption
  • Siavash H. Mahdavi (Complex Matters Ltd) UK: Creating objects from the inside-out
  • Antoni Planes (Universitat de Barcelona) Spain: Coupling of magnetism and structure in Heusler shape-memory materials
  • R. Proksch (Asylum Research) USA: Singing in harmony: multifrequency techniques in piezo force microscopy
  • Ian Reaney (University of Sheffield) UK: High Tc BiMeO3 based piezoelectric ceramics
  • Jérôme Rouquette (Université Montpellier II) France: P-T studies of Pb(Zr1-xTix)O3 Ferroelectric Materials
  • Dominique Schryvers (University of Antwerp) Belgium: Electron microscopy studies of Ni-based shape memory materials revealing (un)expected microstructural features


Marcin LEONOWICZ, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology; mkl@inmat.pw.edu.pl

Mike R.J. GIBBS, Department of Engineering Materials, Sheffield University; m.r.gibbs@sheffield.ac.uk

Eckhard QUANDT, Institute for Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Kiel University; eq@tf.uni-kiel.de

Larisa KOZLOVA, Institute of Magnetism, NASU; kozlova@imag.kiev.ua

Laurent LEBRUN, Laboratoire de Génie Electrique et Ferroélectricité; laurent.lebrun@insa-lyon.fr

Dariusz OLESZAK, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology; daol@inmat.pw.edu.pl

Marzena SPYRA, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology; mspyra@inmat.pw.edu.pl


The manuscripts submitted to this symposium and accepted on the basis of the referee procedure adopted for regular papers will be published in the international scientific journal "Solid State Phenomena". The page limit for the camera ready paper is 8 pages for invited lectures and 6 pages for oral and poster presentations. The papers (3 hard copies and electronic version on CD – pdf. file) will be collected by the Conference Secretariat during the conference. The author instructions, author checklist and copyright transfer form you can download from: http://science24.com/resources/paper/13113/AuthorInstructions.dochttp://science24.com/resources/paper/13113/AuthorsChecklist.dochttp://science24.com/resources/paper/13113/copyrightTransferGeneral.doc



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