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Resilient Materials 4 Life 2020 International Conference

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Inspired by the ongoing EPSRC-funded RM4L project, the principal aims of this conference are to bring together relevant aspects of innovative research on cementitious infrastructure materials used in civil engineering applications and to provide a forum for the exchange of materials’ research more generally. The development of novel and smart construction materials, driven by the desire to reduce the costs of their maintenance and their significant environmental impact, is attracting the attention of researchers, academics, industrialists and policy makers across the world. Construction materials with self-sensing, self-healing and self-adapting capabilities, and tailored materials such as engineered cementitious composites are just a few examples of the research areas that are of interest. Furthermore, as governments and environmental agencies introduce stricter regulations to fight climate change, the construction and infrastructure industry needs to innovate both in terms of the resilience and durability of the materials it uses and in the specification, design and construction of the infrastructure that it delivers.

The conference is intended to encompass research on innovative, intelligent and autonomous construction materials and their use in range of geotechnical, structural and construction engineering infrastructure applications. In particular, the conference will include a number of dedicated sessions on biomimetic materials that have the ability to self-sense, self-immunise, self-heal, self-repair and self-adapt.

Conference topics

• Self-healing materials
• Smart materials
• Biological and bio-inspired materials
• Adaptive and multi-functional materials
• Self-sensing and self-diagnosing materials
• Advanced manufacturing platforms for bio-inspired cement-based materials
• Use of microorganisms and synthetic biology
• Simulation of bio-inspired and smart materials
• Sensor technology (chemical and biological sensors, actuators, photonics etc)
• On-site monitoring and structural condition assessment using smart materials
• Damage identification and evaluation using smart materials
• Threshold levels and criteria for intervention
• Mechanics of composite and multifunctional materials
• Use of time, rate and stimuli-dependent materials
• Novel nano-materials and nano-structures

Key Dates

DEADLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: September 20th, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS/POSTERS: October 31st, 2019
DEADLINE EXTENDED ABSTRACT: January 10th, 2020
ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACCEPTED PAPERS/POSTERS: March 11th, 2020
DEADLINE REVISED EXTENDED ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: April 17th, 2020
DEADLINE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:May 1st, 2020
DEADLINE AUTHORS REGISTRATION: June 1st, 2020

From Monday 14 September 2020
to Thursday 17 September 2020
Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Churchill College, University of Cambridge

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From Monday 14 September 2020
to Thursday 17 September 2020
Churchill College, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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