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Masterclass II: Wearables and Advanced Textiles
September 20, 2019 - 13:30 | 17:30 WEST
Smart textiles are fabrics that provide the wearer with increased functionality. These textiles have numerous potential applications, such as the ability to communicate with other devices, health monitoring, protection from environmental hazards and promotion of healthy lifestyle due to enhanced properties (e.g. antimicrobial, flame-retardant, easy-cleaning, thermal comfort). Research and development towards wearable and advanced textiles is a fastest growing area, with practical applications into sportswear, automotive and entertainment, healthcare & safety and military products.
In this context, the goal of this Masterclass is to bring together renowned researchers from various disciplines who are at the forefront of wearable and advanced textiles research and are contributing to improve textile properties by adding new functionalities and smartness to fabrics. The class will also promote crosstalk at the intersections of frontiers in electronics, physics, materials science and nanotechnology, by exploring several approaches for the development of advanced textiles.
Researchers from academia and industry who deal with the development of new products or applications and would like to develop a deeper understanding of wearable and advanced textiles.
- Carla Silva, Chief Technology Officer of the Center for Nanotechnology and SmartMaterials (CeNTI), Portugal (Host)
- Deji Akinwande, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
- André Pereira, Assistant Professor, IFIMUP and IN – Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Porto, Portugal
- Jonathan Wells, PhD Student, Nanshu Lu Research Group, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Vadim Tenner, ITA Aachen (Member of the Organic Electronics Association), Germany
- Luís Pereira, CENIMAT/I3N, Department of Materials Science, NOVA School of Science and Technology, University NOVA Lisboa, Portugal
This Masterclass is being coordinated by:
- Brian Korgel, T. Brockett Hudson Professor of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, USA
- Carla Silva, Chief Technology Officer of the Center for Nanotechnology and SmartMaterials (CeNTI), Portugal
- Paulo Ferreira, Professor at IST, University of Lisbon, and Head of Department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal.
To be announced soon.
This Masterclass will take place at the IB-S Auditorium (5th floor), at the University of Minho.
Registration is now closed!
Registration is free but limited to the number of seats available and dependent on prior registration for the Annual Conference. Acceptance of participants will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
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