BIT’s 1st World Congress of Advanced Materials (WCAM-2012), successfully held in Beijing International Convention Center on June 5-8, 2012. Totally, there were nearly 400 participants from more than 33 countries and areas have attended the WCAM-2012.
As the distinguished keynote speakers, Dr. David C. Jiles, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor; Palmer Endowed Departmental Chair, Iowa State University, USA; Dr. Subhash C. Singhal, Battelle Fellow and Director, Fuel Cells, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Member, U.S. National Academy of Engineering, USA; Dr. Ken Reifsnider, Professor, University of South Carolina, USA; Dr. Chris Grovenor, Professor, Oxford University, UK; Dr. Alan K. T. Lau, Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China; Professor and Executive Director, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites, University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Dr. Meilin Liu, Regents’ Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA made excellent presentations and discussed heatedly with the audiences at keynote forum.
28 selected sessions covered 12 fields including Hot Topics of Material Science, Leading-Edge Technologies for Materials, Chemical Reaction/Synthetic Methods, Welding and Joining/Brazing, Material Property Characterization, Simulation and Control, Materials for Low Carbon and Environment Industries, Optical, Electronic and Magnetic Materials, Nano-materials and Non-Crystal Materials, New Catalytic Materials, Multifunctional Composites and Other Improved Materials, Smart Materials, Biomaterials and Materials for New Energy. WCAM-2012 brought together academic professors, industrial leaders, and investors to share their new research, new technologies, new products of all areas, warmly discussed and analyzed the advanced materials. As the platform for exchanging achievements, industrial needs, getting more research opportunities and latest news of the materials, the conference has catalyzed the communication and cooperation of experts and scholars for their professional development and relationships.
With the great efforts and contributions from all the participants, we believe that the next conference WCAM-2013 will be much better and more successful than WCAM-2012.