FunGlass, in collaboration with Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, India, organized a three-day International Conference on Advancements in Materials Science and Technology- iCAM2022 (www.icamsist.com) on November 2-4, 2022. Prof. Dusan Galusek, Assoc. Prof. Amirhossein Pakseresht, and Dr. Kamalan Kirubaharan were the conveners from FunGlass, TnUAD and Dr. Dinesh Kumar and Dr. Shyju TS from Sathyabama, for this joint event.
There were 363 registered participants from all over the world, and the conference was held both online through the ZOOM platform and at the International Research Centre in Sathyabama. On the first day, Prof. Dusan Galusek delivered his inaugural address, which was followed by his keynote lecture titled “Aluminate Glasses: Why Are They Special?” Dr. Amirhossein Pakseresht gave the keynote lecture on “New and Modern Thermal Barrier Coatings” on the second day. There were six sessions in total, and the delegates delivered their lectures under the thematic areas of Energy, Glass Ceramics, Surface Engineering, Functional Materials, Sensors, Process and Mechanical Behavior, with 115 oral presentations and 210 poster presentations.
All of the posters were displayed on the conference website, and delegates used this platform to post their questions and answers. As Session Chairs, Dr. Omid Sharifahmadian led the Glass Ceramics Session, Dr. Ashokraja Chandrasekar led the Functional Materials Session, and Dr. Kamalan Kirubaharan led the Surface Engineering Session. The conference abstract proceedings were released with ISBN number (978-93-83409-78-5) and the selected full-length papers will be peer-reviewed and published in Materials Today: Proceedings, as well as special issues in Ceramics-MDPI and Coatings-MDPI Journals. ThermoFisher Scientific, Anton Paar, LAB INDIA Instruments, Wee Scientifics, and IPGI Instruments sponsored this conference.