The 2nd ICAS

The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Structural and Functional Materials (ICAS 2019) will take place from August 19 to 23, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

In the recent years, the interests of advanced functional materials have a tremendous growth. Aiming to promoting the research worldwide and build a platform for scientists, engineers, scholars of this field, we held the workshop Advanced Composites in Cuba on May 2017, ICAS in Krakow, Poland on August 2018 and achieved a great success. We are welcome you to learn, to share, and to exchange the point of view on composite materials on this impressive meeting. This meeting will focus on Advanced Composites, Application of Functional Materials, Coating Technology, Functional Interface Materials, Hybrid Nanomaterials, Metal Matrix Composites, Polymer Matrix Materials, and other functional materials.

In addition, the meeting will be a few days of intense collaboration with great social occasions. Barcelona is the capital and largest city of Catalonia in Spain, as one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs. It is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.
It will be not only be a time to enjoy the company of fellow researchers in the field, but also a time to have fun with friends and family!

Look forward to having the pleasure welcoming you to the 2nd ICAS.
Contact: croatia@emnmeeting.org; emncroatia@hotmail.com
Local Organizing Committee: Prof. Andres Cantarero, Molecular Science Institute, University of Valencia, Spain


  • Advanced Functional Composites
    keynote: Puru Jena
    , Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
    Discovery of a New Allotrope of Carbon

    Lavinia Balan
    , Institute of Materials Science of Mulhouse -IS2M, CNRS, France
    Photochemical approach for tuning the morphology of metal/polymer nanomaterials

    Quanfang Chen
    , University of Central Florida, USA
    Thermal Conductive Metallic Nanocomposites
    Shulin Lü, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    Influence of Mg2Si content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of In-situ Mg2Si/Al-Cu composites

    Marie Paule Pileni, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
    New water soluble hybride structure of hydrophobic nanocrystals self assembled in crystalline structure
    Felipe Azevedo Rios Silva, Universidade Católica de Brasília, Brasil
    Multiscale computational studies of systems composed by amylose, montmorillonite and Brazilian Cerrado oils in aqueous medium
    Jumpei Ueda, Kyoto University, Japan
    Design and Development of Persistent Phosphors Based on Electronic Structure

    Akira Yoshikawa, Tohoku University, Japan
    Design, growth, optical and scintillation properties of eutectic scintillator

  • Advanced Structural Composites
    Liqin Ge
    , Southeast University, China
  • Application of Functional Materials
    Xudong Cheng, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
    Study on the combustion characteristic of SiO2 aerogel thermal insualtion material prepared under ambient drying condition
    Kyoung-Mo Jeong, Kangwon National University, South Korea
    Design of UV-curable liquids for application with functional coating
    Doğa KAVAZ, Cyprus International University, Turkey
    Nano silica synthesized by green method: a novel environmental remedy for oily and metal contaminated water
    Christian Northe, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
    Application of insulating materials from bio-based materials – material properties, fire protection and personal safety

  • Ceramic Matrix Composites
    Marta Mikuśkiewicz
    , Silesian University of Technology, Poland
    Thermal diffusivity characterization of Eu/Dy/Sm zirconate, cerate and hafnate

    Daniel Shreiber, US Army Research Laboratory, USA
    Investigation of Potential Enhancement of Fracture Toughness of Functionalized Alumina by Application of External Microwave Field
    Masayoshi UNO, University of Fukui, Japan
    Thermal Conductivity Estimation of Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) Pellets with ZrO2 as Simulated Particle
  • Energy Storage Materials
    Keynote: Guosheng Shao
    , Zhengzhou University, China
    Advanced materials for solid metal ion batteries: theoretical design and experimental realization
    Qijun Sun, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, CAS, China
    Piezo/Triboelectric Potential Modulated Semiconductor Devices
    Zhong-Sheng Wang, Fudan University, China
    Interface modifications for perovskite solar cells
    Chun-Guey Wu, National Central University, Taiwan
    Regular perovskite solar cells based on low temperature Tio2/fullerene composites

  • Functional Surfaces and Coatings
    Daniel S. Kissel, Lewis University, USA
    Composite MOF polymer materials for environmental applications
    Xiao Peng
    , Nanchang Hangkong University, China
    Takaaki Tsuruoka, Konan University, Japan
    Control of nucleation and growth process of MOFs using metal ion-doped polymer substrate for constructing the continuous MOF films
    Hiroaki USUI, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
    Controlling Organic/Inorganic Interface via Self-Assembled Monolayers and Vapor Deposition

  • Functional Two-dimensional Material
  • Graphene-based and Carbon-based Composite Materials
    Fawzi Banat
    , Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Ag doped sepiolite intercalated graphene nanostructure material based electrode for hybrid capacitive deionization system
    Quan Xu, China University of Petroleum, Beijing, China
    Cheng Zhu, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
    3D-printed carbon based materials for energy applications
  • Magnetic Hybrid Nanomaterials
  • Metal Matrix Composites
    Wei Guo, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
    Development of Zr-based metallic glass matrix composites with hybrid reinforcing structure
    Mi Zhao
    , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

    Microstructure, mechanical property and oxidation resistance of MoSiB-based high-temperature alloys
  • Polymer Matrix Materials
    Keynote: Long Yu, South China University of Technology, China
    Dariusz Bogdal, Cracow University of Technology, Poland
    Synthesis and characterization of terpolymers containing carbazole, coumarin and Alq3 complexes
    David Cheneler, Lancaster university, UK
    Production of conductive composite electrodes for extracellular recording and stimulation
    Jinping Guan, Soochow University, China
    Flame retardant treatment of silk fabric with sodium phytate and chitosan using layer by layer padding technique
    Wojciech Hyk, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Water purification using sponge like behaviour of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) ferrogels
    Laurence Noirez, CEA-CNRS, France
    A.C. Pinho, University of Coimbra, Portugal
    From 3D to 4D printing: first approaches
    Beata Strachotova, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
    Structure and properties of gels and soft solvent-free nanocomposites based on polyacrylates crosslinked by clay

  • Thermal Conductivity of Composite Materials
  • Poster
    Mohamed O. Amin, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    Recent Advances in Forensic Applications: The Integration of Nanoparticles into LDI-MS for Enhancing the Detection of Small Drug Molecules
    Jae Hwan Chun, Korea Institute of Footwear & Leather Technology, South Korea
    Surface and Adhesion Properties of Injection Parts by Surface Treatment
    Ronggui Du, Xiamen University, China
    Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Performances of ZnS-Bi2S3/TiO2/WO3 Composite Film for Photocathodic Protection
    Adriana Nicoleta Frone, National Institute for Research & Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry ICECHIM, Romania
    Effect of different cellulose nanofillers on the structural, thermal and mechanical properties of PLLA/PHB biocomposites
    Won-Ki Lee, Pukyong National University, Korea
    Surface Control and Degradability of Carbon Dioxide-reducible Biodegradable Polymers

    Hong Lin
    , Soochow University, China
    Graphene and polyaniline composited fibers prepared by wet-spinning
    Violeta Koleva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    Intercalation Properties of Nanosized Mg-doped NaMnPO4 Phospho-Olivine as Positive Electrode in Lithium- and Sodium-ion Batteries
    Hoyoul Kong, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, South Korea
    Thin Film Sensor Materials and Application for Hazardous Chemical Detection
    Petru Negrea, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania
    Adina Negrea, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania
    Dong Hyup Park, Korea Conformity Laboratories, South Korea
    Surface Characteristics of Polyurethane Gel Coats in marine environments
    Antonia Stoyanova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
    Nanotube sodium titanate as electrode material in energy storage systems
    Cosmin Vancea, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania
    Glass ceramic foams obtained from recycled glass

    Lan Xu
    , Soochow University, China

    Preparation and Characterization of CuO/ZnO/PVDF/PAN Nanofiber Composites by Bubble electrospinning
    Ping Wang, Soochow University, China
    Synthesis and Measurement of a novel PAN/PS micro-nanofibers with Ammonium Metatungstate Hydrate and Cobalt(III) Acetylacetonate

Call for abstracts
The conference organizing committee sincerely welcome the potential speakers to contribute a more exciting meeting.

Email notification of contributed presentation acceptance will be provided no later than June 19, June 29, 2019.

Abstract template 

Please submit it as an email attachment to croatia@emnmeeting.org; emncroatia@hotmail.com

Abstracts accepted for the Conference will be presented either orally or as a poster.

Oral Presentations

Contributed talks: Authors of contributed talks will be allotted 12 minutes to present their results, followed by a 3 minute discussion period.
Invited talks: Authors of invited talks will be allotted 20 minutes to present their results, followed by a 5 minute discussion period.
Poster Presentations: The poster size can be 90cm x 140cm.


All participants including conference chairs and invited speakers need to register. Please pay registration fees according to the following schedule:

Registration fee will not cover flights or accommodation.

For Chinese mainland attendees, please contact the conference assistant for registration link.

Before July 15, 2019
Before July 15, 2019
July 15-July 25, 2019
July 15-July 25, 2019
Without Presentation
Before Aug. 15, 2019
Accompany person
(without Scientific Program)
Before Aug. 21, 2019
On-Site (Cash Only)
    Aug. 19-23, 2019


The registration fee covers:
1). All the scientific program during the conference;

2). Conference program and abstract book;

3). Dinner with Social during Aug. 20-22;

4). One-Day Excursion: Nature, Culture, and Collaboration on Aug. 23.

The meeting schedule
On Site Registration Starts: 14:00 PM, Aug. 19, 2019
Scientific Program: Aug. 20/21/22, 2019
One-Day exchanging and collaborating: Aug. 23, 2019

Meeting Venue & Accommodation

Hotel Exe Campus
Edifici Blanc – Campus UAB
Bellaterra, Cerdanyola, Barcelona 08193
Phone: +34935808353
Web: https://www.hotelcampusuab.com/

The conference will be held at Hotel Exe Campus Edifici Blanc-Campus UAB.

Daily Room Rate:

From Aug 19th to 21th(NIGHTS 19-20-21)
Single use room 106,00€/night
Double/twin(2 people 1 Participant + 1 Partner) use room is 116,00€/night
Double/twin(2 people Participants meeting) use room is 160,00€/night
* Participant: The above-mentioned rates are valid per room per night, including Buffet Breakfast, Conference room, Morning coffee break, Lunch, Afternoon coffee break.
* Partner: including Bed& breakfast
The above-mentioned rates include IVA taxes. Tourist tax not included.

From Aug 22th or Previous days
Single use room 79,00€/night
Double/twin use room is 88,00€/night
* Breakfast & IVA taxes included. Tourist tax not included.


Please fill the Reservation form-Barcelona of the hotel to book and confirm your stays with this discount rate. Please send this form DIRECTLY to the Hotel Campus by Email or Fax to EVA LLORENTE reservas@hotelexecampus.com, and CC to Conference Assistant.

How to arrive the conference hotel from airport:
1.Taxi: around 35 mins to get here. About 50 euros.
2.Bus & Train: From Aeroport – “Terminal C” by A2 to Pl. Catalunya – Fontanella, 40mins, 4 stops; then by
S6 Catalunya-to Bellaterra, 34mins.

Previous photos for the ICAS 2018: