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1st International Electronic Conference on Materials

Part of the International Electronic Conference on Materials series
26 May–10 Jun 2014

Functional Materials, Interfaces, Food, Energy, Sustainable Development, Biomedical Applications, Polymers
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Dear Colleagues of the 1st International e-conference on Materials,

Thank you very much for your participation at this successful first edition of the e-conference.
For your convenience all papers and presentations are now available as zip download.

Welcome from the Chairs

I am pleased to welcome you to the 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials (ECM).

This first edition will cover “Functional Materials and Interfaces”, a field which is currently a high priority among scholars. In addition a polymers has been added to the conference topics. The conference will comprise the following sections:

  • Functional Materials and Interfaces in Food (Section A)
  • Functional Materials and Interfaces for Energy and Sustainable Development (Section B)
  • Functional Materials and Interfaces for Biomedical Applications (Section C)
  • Polymers (collected papers from the ECP; Section D)

All participants will have the chance to exchange their knowledge and latest research with other experts from the community, bringing a rich contribution to this important field. Researchers from both theoretical and applied fields will convene to discuss their latest investigations.

By using, a platform providing the technology to host digital conferences, we address many of the difficulties that come with participating in a physical conference: ECM offers you the opportunity to participate at this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel. In addition, participation is free of charge—both for authors and attendees. Furthermore, the e-conference offers you a rapid and direct exchange with the scientific community, and allows you to receive fast, high quality feedback on your latest work.

The 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials is sponsored by the open access journal Materials (2012 Impact Factor: 2.247; Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference, and selected papers will be considered for publication in Materials. Papers related to functional biomaterials can also be submitted to the Journal of Functional Biomaterials (

I hope you will help make this first edition a full success and at the same time, enjoy participating.

I am looking forward to welcoming you from 26 May to 10 June 2014 and hope you share our enthusiasm.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Materials
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Faculty of Dentistry
Guggenheim Fellow in Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Engineering Department
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Maryam Tabrizian is professor at the Biomedical Engineering Department and Faculty of Dentistry, and FRSQ-Chercheure nationale awardees. She became Guggenheim Fellow in Biomedical Sciences (2010) and Fellow of the Biomaterials Science & Engineering (FBSE) in 2011, for her contribution to the field of Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. She received her PhD degree in Physical Sciences, with a multidisciplinary background including physics, chemistry and biology, from Université Pierre et Marie Curie-École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie de Paris in 1990. She founded and was the director of the Centre for Biorecognition and Biosensors (CBB) for 10 years from 2001. She has an established expertise in design of biointerfaces, to promote cell-substrate or protein-substrate interactions for biosensing, and is internationally known for her work on functional and bioactive biointerfaces. Her research focus is on the development of engineered surfaces through physical, chemical and biological modifications, as well as via the use of advanced micro/nanofabrication technologies to create biocompatible and biofunctional materials for application in nanomedicine and regenerative medicine She is the author of more than 160 peer-reviewed papers in her field, over 75 invited lectures, many book chapters, patents, and 270 conference communications. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Materials, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Biological Engineering (JBI), and the International Journal of Biomaterials Research and Engineering (IJBRE).

Call for Papers

e-conferences, virtually anywhere. 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials

I am pleased to announce the 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials, chaired by Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

The conference will comprise of the following sections:
  1. Functional Materials and Interfaces in Food (Section A)
  2. Functional Materials and Interfaces for Energy and Sustainable Development (Section B)
  3. Functional Materials and Interfaces for Biomedical Applications (Section C)
  4. Polymers (collected papers from the ECP; Section D)
For the 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials (ECM), we invite scholars from all over the world to present their current novel ideas and latest research on fundamental aspects of materials or concerning their application. Late in the 20th century, we witnessed profound changes in the field of materials.

The advent of nanomaterials and new materials processing techniques have provided us with opportunities to push the frontiers of materials sciences and engineering beyond our imagination. This is precisely what we aim to capture and cover during this special event.

We are looking for experts and scholars who would like to share their knowledge, expertise and the most recent progress by joining this conference which is, itself, a novel way of exchanging ideas with our community.

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend, and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will further be a possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Materials (ISSN 1996-1944; Impact Factor: 2.247 (2012); 5-Year: 2.338 (2012);

ECM offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concerns and expense of travelling—all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference by presenting your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 15 April 2014 online at

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. The 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher (

Paper Submission Guidelines
For information about the procedure for submission, peer-review, revision and acceptance of conference proceedings papers, please refer to the section "Instructions for Authors":

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Instructions for Authors

Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into system.
  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 200-250 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 15 April 2014.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials. All authors will be notified by 22 April 2014 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit the manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint and/or video presentation of his/her paper (only PDF), until the submission deadline of 15 May 2014.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available on for discussion during the time of the conference 26 May to 10 June 2014.
  5. The Open Access Journal Materials will publish Special Issue of the conference and accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference itself. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select manuscripts that may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Materials (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer-review, APC...).
Proceedings Paper
Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

First page:
  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract (200-250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References
Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables and references) and should not exceed 6 pages.
Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations
Besides their active participation within the forum, authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. If you are interested in submitting, please contact the conference organizer – to get to know more about the procedure. This is an unique way of presenting your paper and discuss it with peers from all over the world. Make a difference and join us for this project!
Submission of Manuscripts
Submission: Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website.

    Accepted File Formats
  • MS Word: Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. When preparing manuscripts in MS Word, the Electronic Conference on Materials Microsoft Word template file (see download below) must be used. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.
Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Paper Length: The conference proceedings paper should not be longer than 6 pages. The conference manuscript should be as concise as possible.
  • Formatting / Style: The paper style of the Journal Materials should be followed. You may download the template file to prepare your paper (see above). The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.
Potential Conflicts of Interest
It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI AG, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (33)

Id Title Authors Poster PDF
sciforum-002722 Photo-responsive Properties on Locally Confined Ultrathin Silicon Nanowires , , , , , , Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-001358 Effects of Composites due to External Fields

Submitted: 21 Apr 2014

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Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-002696 Synthesis of Degradable PolyMMA via Copolymerization with Cyclic Ketene Acetals

, ,

Submitted: 15 Apr 2014

Abstract: Show Abstract
, , N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-003136 Versatility of Silsesquioxane-Based Materials for Antimicrobial Coatings , , , Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-003240 Preparation of a Novel Biopolymer Cellulose-Based Nanocomposite by Coating of Gamma-Fe2O3/Cu Nanoparticles and Catalytic Application in Chemical Reactions

, ,

Submitted: 20 Apr 2014

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, , N/A Show Abstract

List of Authors (92)

Sponsors and Partners


Conference Organizers

Chair of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Materials

Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
Bio Medical Engineering Department
Duff Medical Building (Montréal, Canada)
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal MaterialsScientific Advisory Committee

Prof. Dr. Paschalis Alexandridis, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, USA

Dr. Irene D'Amico, Department of Physics, University of York, UK

Prof. Dr. Aldo Boccaccini, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker, Chair of Macromolecular Materials and Surfaces, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Prof. Dr. Anuj Chauhan, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida Gainesville, USA

Prof. Dr. Daolun Chen, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, Canada

Prof. Dr. Duncan Gregory, School of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, UK

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Haase, Eduard-Zintl-Institute for Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Patrick Ilg, Institute for Polymers, ETH Zürich, Switzerland and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading, UK

Prof. Dr. Mitsuteru Inoue, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan

Prof. Dr. P.V. Kandachar, Professor Emeritus, Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, DELFT, The Netherlands

Dr. Sergey Kustov, Department of Physics, University of the Balearic Island, Spain

Prof. Dr. Joong Hee Lee, Department of BIN Fusion Technology, Chonbuk National University, Korea

Prof. Dr. Katja Loos, Department of Polymer Chemistry & Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Rafael Luque, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Cordoba, Spain

Dr. Sofoklis Makridis, Institute for Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies, University of Bolton, UK

Prof. Dr. Reza Montazami, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, USA

Prof. Dr. Jonathan Phillips, Department of Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, USA

Prof. Dr. Nicola Pugno, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, University of Trento, Italy

Dr. Marco Salerno, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

Dr. Marinella G. Sandros, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Dr. Ulrich Scheler, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, Germany

Prof. Dr. Christopher Smith, Manchester Food Research Centre, Department of Food and Tourism Management, Hollings Faculty, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian, Bio Medical Engineering Department, Duff Medical Building, Canada

Prof. Dr. Haolin Tang, State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Dr. Franklin Tao
, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, USA

Dr. Benjamin Thierry, Ian Wark Research Institute, ARC Special Research Centre, University of South Australia, Australia

Prof. Dr. Anke Weidenkaff, Institute for Materials Science, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Prof. Dr. Chuanlai Xu, School of Food Science and Technology, State Key Lab of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, China

Organizing Committee

Dr. Shu-Kun Lin, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Ms Samanta La Russa, MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland