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Denver, Colorado, United States
4 - 8 March 2018
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The Organizing Committee of SPIE's 25th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Material Systems + Nondestructive Evaluation invites you to attend this year's meeting. This unique symposium offers many opportunities to network with colleagues from a variety of disciplines in academia, industry, and government from all over the world.

Organized in ten parallel conferences, SS/NDE brings together emerging technologies and advanced research in instrumentation, sensing, and measurement science with advanced materials, diagnostics, and smart systems. Engineers and researchers from government, military, academia and the commercial sector will discuss the current status and future directions of smart structures and materials, NDE, and health monitoring. Case studies, emerging research agendas, and innovative new technologies will be presented.

The Symposium covers all aspects of the evolving fields of materials, enabling technologies, sensor/actuator design, and applications of these technologies to cover the whole spectrum of life in the 21st century, including commercial, medical, aerospace, and military fields. It also includes several conferences on NDE and structural health monitoring, safety, security, characterization of materials, detection of materials defects and degradation, evaluation of the state of damage enabling reliable component failure prediction, application of micro- and nanomaterial systems, energy systems and infrastructure. New conference topics related to the Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and use of data in product design, fabrication, maintenance, and system management will also be explored for the first time.

This meeting is a showcase for multidisciplinary research and provides an excellent opportunity to explore new research areas by teaming with new partners from many fields. We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

Smart Structures + Nondestructive Evaluation 2018 Organizing Committee 

Symposium Chairs

 Jayanth Kudva, Symposium Chair

Tribikram Kundu, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


 Theodore Matikas, Symposium Chair

Gregory W. Reich, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)



Symposium Co-Chairs

 Tribikram Kundu, Symposium Co-chair

Zoubeida Ounaies, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


 Gregory Reich, Symposium Co-chair

Hoon Sohn, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)


Executive Organizing Committee
Iain A. Anderson, The Univ. of Auckland (Australia)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sang H. Choi, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Dan J. Clingman, Boeing Research and Technology (United States)
Alper Erturk, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Paul Fromme, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Hidemitsu Furukawa, Yamagata Univ. (Japan)
Nakhiah C. Goulbourne, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, Ohio Aerospace Institute (United States)
Jae-Hung Han, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
Ajit Khosla, Concordia Univ. (Canada)
Jaehwan Kim, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Mato Knez, CIC nanoGUNE Consolider (Spain)
Tribikram Kundu, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jerome P. Lynch, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Theodoros E. Matikas, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
Norbert G. Meyendorf, Fraunhofer IKTS-MD (Germany) and Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Hani E. Naguib, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Christopher Niezrecki, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)
Kara J. Peters, North Carolina State Univ. (United States)
Yongrae Roh, Kyungpook National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Peter J. Shull, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Hoon Sohn, KAIST (Korea, Republic of)
Kyo D. Song, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Kon-Well Wang, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
H. Felix Wu, U.S. Dept. of Energy (United States)
Tzu-Yang Yu, Univ. of Massachusetts Lowell (United States)

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2018 Important Dates

Abstract Deadline
21 August 2017

Author Notification
30 October 2017

Manuscripts Due
7 February 2018

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