The field of self-healing materials has seen a dramatic evolution in Europe with emerging cross fertilisation among various areas of Materials Sciences linking a significant number of research laboratories in high profile scientific networks and projects.
The programme of the 6th ICSHM will not only reflect mechanisms, materials, characterisation and processes but also the huge potential of self-healing materials in all application areas. It will be structured in three main streams: “Soft Matter Self-healing Materials”, “Hard Matter Self-healing Materials” and as research and development of self-healing materials has suffered several hurdles in the last years towards further commercialisation the conference will have a special emphasis on “Self-healing Materials in Industrial Applications”.
Parallel to this, topical workshops will be held. The workshops should especially help young scientists to broaden their views and to stimulate new ideas. One of such workshops will be devoted to demonstrating the route from fundamental science to the realisation in industrial practice.
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