Materials Challenges

Materials discovery is a key element of the innovation cycle of energy conversion, transmission, and storage technologies, as well as energy use. Development of next-generation energy technologies faces the challenge of finding and integrating new materials at a faster rate. Even with current state-of-the-art technologies, the innovation process for the translation of new materials from laboratory to market can take 10 to 20 years and is very expensive. Accelerating and improving this process through international collaborative Research and Development (R&D) could result in major breakthroughs for the energy sector.

Future challenges require solutions that advance technologies for which it will be necessary to create materials with multiple functionalities, prescribed forms, and properties customized for specific applications and performance requirements. The field of materials science and engineering is at the core of such scientific and technological innovations

  •  Aerospace Materials
  •  Information Communication Technologies
  •  Innovative Characterisation
  •  Materials Discovery
  •  Materials for Defence 
  •  Materials for Energy and Sustainability
  •  Materials for Healthcare
  •  Novel Design and Processing
  •  Smart Health
  •  Advances in Smart Medical Textiles
  •  Smart Textiles & Smart apparel
  •  Design of Smart Home Networks
  •  Smart Composite Coatings & Membranes
  • Big data & Smart service systems