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July 20, 2019
August 8, 2019

Acceptance Notification

September 25, 2019

Early Bird Registration Deadline

 October 15, 2019

Postdeadline Paper

 October 16, 2019

Conference Date

November 11-14, 2019




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Symposium 02: Advanced Functional Fibers and Smart Fabrics

DATE: 9/24/2019

Symposium 02
Advanced Functional Fibers and Smart Fabrics (F3)

November 11, 2019 Wuhan, China



Guangming Tao
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China


Lei Wei
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chong Hou
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Co-organizer: Division of Fiber Materials and Composite Technology, Chinese Materials Research Society

Fibers are one of the most fundamental material forms, made by nature or by humans. In particular, optical fibers are used in multitude of applications, ranging from telecommunications to monitoring structural integrity of bridges. Interestingly, despite the many complex technological applications of optical fibers, the fibers themselves are remarkably simple from the perspective of materials composition. In recent years, major breakthroughs were made which demonstrated fibers with novel optical, electronic, acoustic and cell interfacing properties, that enable new functionalities which are not usually associated with fibers and fabrics. Along with the evolution of functional fibers and smart fabrics, come new ways of thinking about the manufacturing process itself. Functional fiber and smart fabrics research is at the crossroads of many disciples, including optics, materials science, device physics, nanotechnology, and fluid dynamics. While this field is still in its initial stages of development, there has been tremendous recent progress. This symposium will provide a home for scientists, engineers, students, publishers, entrepreneurs and investors in the field of Advanced Functional Fibers and Fabrics.
These interdisciplinary topics will be connected by invited talks during the AF3 symposium:
● Theory and modelling of fibers
● Study and utilization of nanotechnology in fibers
● Fibers with optical, electric, opto-electronic, acoustic or neural activities
● Novel fiber manufacturing
● Fibers in laser, healthcare, biomedical, clinic, energy and more
● Smart fabrics and wearable electronics

Invited Speakers

Min Chen, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Title: Wearable robot

Abstract: TBD
Alexander Gumennik, Indiana University, USA

Title: Intelligent systems engineering

Abstract: Inspired by Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI), which enabled the construction of a microprocessor on a silicon chip, we demonstrate a methodology for embedding 3D architectures typical of integrated microelectronic systems within a multimaterial fiber.
Jian Li, Cell Press, China

Title: Publish with Cell Press

Abstract: TBD
Xiaojian Li, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, China

Title: The demand of advanced fiber technology for neuroscience and neuroengineering

Abstract: The applications of the fibers especially the optic fibers in the study of neurophysiology.
Yaobiao Li, Light Publishing Center, CIOMP, China

Title: Publish with Light

The development tendency and current situation of the journal Light: Science & Applications will be introduced, including the main scope, quality of contribution, international cooperation. Manuscript processing flow and advice on manuscript submitting will also be provided.
Shengjie Ling, ShanghaiTech University, China

Title: Animal silks as inspirations for smart fiber designs

Abstract: In this talk, the author first introduces natural designs of animal silks, and then presents nature-inspired engineering designs of functional devices.
Zhengyong Liu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Title: Specialty optical fiber Bragg gratings for medical sensing applications

Abstract: This talk will introduce the fiber Bragg gratings particularly for the sensing applications in medical tools, providing sensing feedback of contact force, strain, etc.
Huisheng Peng, Fudan University, China

Title: The rise of fiber electronics

Abstract: It is critically important to develop miniature electronic devices for a variety of emerging new fields, such as wearable facilities, smart textiles and internet of things. Here a novel family of energy and electronic devices with various functionalities, e.g., energy harvesting, energy storing, lighting, and sensing, in 1D fiber configuration are carefully discussed with unique and promising advantages such as lightweight and weaveable compared with the conventional planar architecture. The main efforts will be made to highlight the recent advance in the electrode material, device structure and property extension.
Jianrong Qiu, Zhejiang University, China

Title: Novel glass ceramic fibers for photonic devices

Abstract: We will introduce various functional optical fibers such as glass ceramic fibers with second harmonic generation etc.
Xutang Tao, Shandong University, China

Title: Single crystal fibers for laser applications

Abstract: This report will briefly introduce the development history and research status of single crystal fiber and their potentional applications in high power laser.
Xuhua Wang, Zhejiang University, China

Title: Novel strategies to treat spinal cord injury

Abstract: Repair of damaged spinal cord can be divided into two steps: 1) biologically rebuild the three-dimensional structure of the brain spinal neuronal circuit; 2) targeted rehabilitation training to strengthen the connection of newly formed brain spinal circuits and promote functional recovery. Only by fully considering these two steps can we achieve truly effective functional recovery after spinal cord injury.
Xungai Wang, Deakin University, Australia

Title: Wetspun functional fibres

Abstract: There has been a huge drive worldwide for the use of more sustainable materials and for more environment friendly disposal of post consumer products. This presentation will discuss the sustainability challenge for developing functional fibres and fabrics. This presentation will also briefly cover recent developments in fibre and textile research in Australia.
Lei Wei, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Title: Multi-functional semiconductor fibers and fabrics

Abstract: We present the recent progress on laser-induced directional crystallization to enable the precise control on crystal structures and device density of in-fiber semiconductor devices. These fibers are particularly suitable for wearable electronics for full-body sensing.
Limin Xiao, Fudan University, China

Title: Recent advances in low-loss splicing photonic crystal fibers

Abstract: We demonstrate a novel approach to form ultralow loss and high-strength joints between large mode area solid or hollow-core PCFs and conventional fibers using a modified reverse fiber tapering technique.
Fei Xu, Nanjing University, China

Title: Flexible optoelectronic and optomechanical fiber devices

Abstract: Here we will show several kinds of microfiber devices integrated with tow-dimensional materials (TDMs) and the optoelectronic and optomechanical applications (e.g., NEMS, modulator, detector and wearable photonic sensor) will be discussed.
Weilin Xu, Wuhan Textile University, China

Title: Decoration of carbon nanocomposites on textile for high photothermal conversion

Abstract: TBD
Changyuan Yu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Title: Smart health monitoring system based on multi-core and few-mode optical fiber sensors

Abstract: Fiber sensors were designed as well as fabricated for activities and vital signs (including respiration and heartbeat) monitoring.
Ning Zhou, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College of HUST, China

Title: The current state and future of cardiac pacemaker

Abstract: Pacemaker implantation is the main method for the treatment of bradycardia, however, the cardiac pacemaker is required to be more intelligent, wireless, durable and miniaturized.
Shifeng Zhou, South China University of Technology, China

Title: Photonics glass and fiber

Abstract: First, the relation between the glass microstructure and optical properties will be discussed. Second, glasses and fibers with various optical functions, including photons generation, manipulation and detection will be highlighted.
Meifang Zhu, Donghua University, China

Title: Organic/inorganic fibers for various applications

Abstract: This report will mainly focus on design and synthesis of novel nanohybrids with hierarchical structures and multi-functionalities for fabricating functional fibers and textiles with diverse application from human protection to environment protection, seawater desalination and so on.
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