The purpose of this conference on Materials Science and Smart Materials is to provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners around the world to present papers on recent developments in the fields of  Materials Characterisation, Design, Development, Manufacturing and Application.

The conference will provide a forum for presenting research papers by internationally recognised experts and young scientists working in the field of Materials Science and Smart Materials.

The organising committee of the conference invites papers from researchers and practitioners from academic as well as industry within the scope of the conference subjects.


The conference particularly welcome papers related to industrial based projects. Papers dealing with one or more of the following topics will be considered for the conference:

Metallic Materials
Ceramics / Glassy Materials
Composite Materials
Polymeric Materials
Electronic Materials
Fundamental Materials Science
Materials Applications, Performance and Life Cycle
Materials Property and Characterization
Nanostructured Materials
Sensors and structural identification
Active polymers, materials and actuators
Smart Biomaterials and Bioinspired Smart Materials and Systems
Energy Storage Materials and Energy Harvesting
Quantum Materials and Metamaterials
3D Printing and Smart Coatings and Surfaces
Magnetic Materials and Smart Materials for Specific Applications
Smart Materials in Robotics
MEMS and structural control and Active materials in MEMS applications
Vibration and shape control
Compliant materials and mechanisms
Multifunctional composite design, modelling and optimization
Compliant materials and mechanisms
Materials for energy storage and Fuel Cells
Adaptive crashworthiness
Transforming the Foundation Industries (FIs): special symposium on critical issues for sustainability in FIs


Accepted papers will be published at:

Sessions, Workshops and Symposiums

MSSM2023 welcome you to suggest or organise Sessions, Workshops and Symposiums.

Submission of Abstracts

Interested contributors are requested to submit abstract(s) of up to 200 words to the email below.

MSSM 2023 Steering Committee

  • Prof. Luca Montorsi
  • Prof. Hussam Jouhara
  • Prof. Abdul GHani Olabi
  • Prof. Ian M Reaney
  • Prof. Massimo Milani
  • Prof. Eugenio Dragoni
  • Prof. Monia Montorsi

MSSM 2023 Organising Committee

  • Prof. Luca Montorsi
  • Prof. Hussam Jouhara
  • Prof. Abdul Ghani Olabi
  • Prof. Ian M Reaney
  • Prof Michele Dassisti
  • Prof. Mohamad Ramadan
  • Dr Matteo Venturelli
  • Dr Bertrand Delpech
  • Ms Valentina Olabi (Conference Coordinator)

International Advisory Committee:

  • Prof Abdul Ghani Olabi (UAE)
  • Prof Hussam Jouhara (UK)
  • Prof. Luca Montorsi (Italy)
  • Prof Kai Cheng (UK)
  • Dr Richard A. Martin (UK)
  • Dr Yuqing Zhang (UK)
  • Dr Laura Leslie (UK)
  • Dr Zhentao Wu (UK)
  • Prof Jifeng Liu (USA)
  • Prof Paulo Davim  (Portugal)
  • Prof Michele Dasissti (Italy)
  • Prof Des Gibson (UK)
  • Prof Socrates Kaplanis (Greece)
  • Prof Susmita Bose (USA)
  • Prof Paul D. Topham (UK)
  • Prof Eric Dimla (Australia)
  • Prof Tofail Syed (Ireland)
  • Prof  Saiful Amri Mazlan (Malaysia)
  • Prof. Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem (UAE)
  • Prof. Abdul Hai Al-Alami (UAE)
  • Dr Michal Mazur (Poland)
  • Prof Izwan Ismail (Malaysia)
  • Prof Xiuhua Fu (China)
  • Prof Chaoyang Shi (China)
  • Dr Peng Qi (China)
  • Dr Anzhu Gao (China)
  • Prof Stefano Cordiner (Italy)
  • Prof Osama Basmage (Ireland)
  • Dr Alojz Buhvald (Slovenia)
  • Prof S. Orhan Akansu (Turkey)
  • Prof David Kennedy (Ireland)
  • Prof Zhiyuan Liu (China)
  • Prof Fouad Al-Mansour (Slovenia)
  • Prof Francesco Di Maria (Italy)
  • Prof Luigi Alloca (Italy)
  • Prof Abderrahmane Hamidat  (Algeria)
  • Dr Danijela Urbancl (Slovenia)
  • Dr Khaled Benyounis (Ireland)
  • Prof. Christoph Pfeifer(Austria)
  • Dr Rafat Al Afif (Austria)
  • Prof A.M.Hamoda (Qatar)
  • Prof Mohamad Ramadan (Lebanon)
  • Dr Cristina Rodriguez (UK)
  • Dr A Baroutaji (UK) 
  • Dr Tabbi Wilberforce (UK)
  • Prof Richard Yongqing Fu (UK)
  • Prof Susmita Bose (USA)
  • Prof Amit Bandyopadhyay (USA)
  • Prof. Vassilis Stathopoulos (Greece)
  • Dr Sulaiman Almahmoud (UK)
  • Dr Haibao Liu (Cranfield University)

The venue

The conference will be held at the PIETRO MANODORI GREAT HALL – UNIVERSITY OF MODENA AND REGGIO EMILIA. Manodori Great Hall is located in the centre of Reggio Emilia within the university complex. The venue is well connected to the city train station and the high-speed train station in Reggio Emilia, and it is 1h drive from the Bologna Airport. For more information please visit:

Important Dates:

Receipt of abstracts: 15/05/2023
Notification of abstract acceptance: 20/05/2023
Receipt full paper: 10/06/2023
Conference: 19-21/06/2023

Registration Fees

Before 01/06/2023

Author / Delegate£500
Advisory Committee£450
Online attendance£350

After 01/06/2023

Author / Delegate£550
Advisory Committee£500
Online attendance£400

Registration fees cover participation in all sessions of the conference, a copy of the proceedings, lunches, refreshments and conference dinner. Author could submit only 1 paper (author allowed to submit additional paper for extra charge of £150).

All Correspondence:

MSSM-2023 Team;
Ms Valentina Olabi (Conference Coordinator)

Web Address: