Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Smart Materials

Prasanta Ghosh

International Centre of Excellence in Engineering and Management


Arti Rushi

Maharashtra Institute of Technology

Kunal Datta

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University


Aircraft Applications Civil Engineering Applications Defence Applications Mechanical Engineering Applications Smart Sensing Materials Nanowires Nanocomposites Drug Delivery Systems Artificial Organs Smart Photonic Materials Orthopedic Surgery Smart Polymers

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Smart Materials - The materials of the Future.

Smart Materials are materials that can significantly alter one or more of their inherent property, to respond, changes in their surrounding environment.

From the very beginning, humans have used materials in smart ways, for new purposes for which they were not originally intended. Our historical civilization is intertwined with the evolution of many new materials. And we are well recognized with these different eras of civilization referred to as the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, and the Synthetic Material Age. With the development of a wide range of man-made synthetic materials the Synthetic Material Age started in the early twentieth century. And in 1932, the first recorded observation of smart material transformation was made on gold-cadmium. During the last 40 years, a massive number of researchers and scientists have been working on martial science and invented plenty of new materials (Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, Electroactive polymers, Magnetic shape memory, Shape memory alloys, Smart inorganic polymers, etc) towards formulating the Smart Materials Age.
With the development of the modern industry and society, the requirement of multifunctional, time effective, more reliable devices has become one of the most serious global challenges. Accordingly, around the globe, many researchers are working to meet the increasing demands in the fields of aircraft, aerospace, automobile, marine, electronic and allied industries and many other non-engineering areas which include medical and bio-medical fields.

In line with the current global challenges, this book aims to incorporate topics from all the emerging Smart Material technologies covering application, synthesis, self-assembly, manipulation, simulation and theoretical modeling of smart materials. The book focus is envisioned on the Synthesis/ Simulation and Application of Smart Materials and Smart Hybrid Composites; Smart Sensing Materials; Smart Bioactive/ Nanostructured Materials for Health; Smart Photonic Materials; Shape Memory Alloys & Polymers and Smart Polymers.

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Date completed: September 24th 2019

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Deadline for full chapters: December 14th 2019

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Review results due: March 3rd 2020

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Expected publication date: May 2nd 2020

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About the editor

Prasanta Ghosh

International Centre of Excellence in Engineering and Management

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Ghosh currently working as an Assistant Professor in Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities, International Centre of Excellence in Engineering and Management, Aurangabad (MS) India. He has received his Ph D (Physics) degree in 2013 from Department of Physics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (MS) India. Dr. Ghosh is an applied physicist and passionate in designing specialized solutions for industrials problems. He is a researcher in the field of functional nanomaterials, soft matters and instrumentation. An Advisory Board Member at Materials Research Express (SCOPUS Indexed journal) , IOP publishing, UK and Reviewer of several International Physics (material science) journals. Dr. Ghosh has been published 54 research papers in various international journals, books and conferences.

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