Symposium Q

Materials and Devices for Harsh and Extreme Environment

This symposium aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and industry engineers to exchange and share their experiences and research outcomes on all aspects of materials and devices designed and developed for harsh and extreme environment such as in aerospace, space and defence applications. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, scientists and educators to discuss the most recent innovations, development trends, and practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Materials and Devices used in Harsh and Extreme Environments.

  • Light weight, high energy absorbance materials and composites;
  • Protective materials against high-speed dynamic impact;
  • Advanced armor packaging and design;
  • Shape memory materials (SMA/SMP/SMC) for aerospace/space applications;
  • Intelligent/smart materials;
  • Advanced ceramics and coatings used for aerospace/space applications;
  • Nanomaterials and composites;
  • Additive manufacturing for materials and devices used in harsh environment;
  • High temperature electronic materials;
  • Aerospace and space electronics and devices;
  • Materials and devices for underwater applications;
  • Radiation and single event effects;
  • Reliability and materials failures;
  • Environmentally-assisted cracking and materials degradation (e.g. corrosion, impact, thermal shock);
  • Nanomechanical materials behaviour;
  • Physics and chemistry behind material failures;
  • Computational and analytical modelling.


Edwin Teo
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Pulickel Ajayan
Rice University, USA

Dominique Baillargeat
University of Limoges, France

Dunlin Tan
Thales, Singapore

Asaf Bolker
Soreq NRC, Israel


Edwin Teo
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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