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Call For Presentations

The global energy industry is in the early stages of a massive transition away from petroleum-based energy sources and toward renewable sources that offer a smaller carbon footprint and help the world meet its climate change goals. This transition is opening a host of energy generation, transmission, and storage applications that promise to simultaneously stimulate new opportunities for composite materials, and spark new challenges.


For some applications, composites will be attractive because of their potential to meet strict weight and mechanical performance requirements. In other applications, composites will be not just one material option but the only material option — the definitively best choice to meet temperature, pressure, and mechanical thresholds. In almost all cases, it will no longer be enough that composite structures meet traditional strength/weight requirements. They will be tasked with providing a host of additional functions, including actuation, electrical and thermal conduction, and sensing. The entire composites industry supply chain, from academia to industry, will be tasked with bringing such multifunctionalism to life and to market.


The 2nd Materials Innovation & Advanced Technology Leadership Forum will be held from January 25-26, 2023, in Southern California and will gather leading global M&P authorities to review and evaluate composite materials and structures for energy applications, including batteries, battery enclosures, supercapacitors, thermal energy converters, wireless power transfer, energy harvesting, thermomagnetics, photovoltaics, fuel cells, hydrogen, and wind energy.

Call for Presentations

The organizers have designed the Forum to facilitate the discussion of interdisciplinary scientific and engineering challenges associated with multifunctional lightweight composite materials and structures leading to novel solutions.


Abstract submissions (300-500 words) are invited in the following focus areas:


  • Multifunctional composite materials and structures for energy generation and storage applications

  • "Self-sustaining" composites that facilitate structural integration of power harvesting/storage/transmission capabilities

  • Energy generation and storage in extreme environments

  • Decreasing the embodied energy of composites from processing and using them to support energy harvesting and storage

  • Adaptable or autonomous composites to support energy collection/storage

  • Integrated sensors in composite structures to provide in-situ health monitoring

  • Other related topics of interest

Abstract Submission Link Coming Soon!