Research and development (R&D) on advanced materials for defense is being driven all over the world by the most renowned Universities, Research Centers, Military Institutes, and Companies to meet important requirements to enhance the safety and the survivability of platforms and personnel, along with requirements for enhanced maintainability and operability of platforms.
This conference focuses on advanced materials research in the forward-looking enabling R&D domain where the intersection of key technologies in areas such as nano and microtechnology, biotechnology, sensor technology, stealth materials, smart materials and structures, and energy generation and storage is being explored.
AuxDefense 2022 – World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense aims to be the meeting point for everyone interested in these outstanding advanced materials, including researchers, technicians, technologists, militaries, and students.

Important dates


Conference Topics

  • Active Materials
  • Auxetic Materials
  • Blast Protection
  • Camouflage
  • Chameleonic Materials
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Detection/Protection
  • Composite Materials
  • Energy Harvesting and Storage
  • Energy and Impact Absorption
  • Fibers
  • Meta Materials
  • Monitoring and Sensor Systems
  • Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Self-healing Materials
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Textiles
  • Thermoregulation

Air domain

Performance / Low Weight Design for military Applications;
Improved Modelling of failure and damage propagation;
Materials for additive manufacturing;
High temperatures composites for missiles and jet engines;
Integration of Structural Health Monitoring Systems.

Naval domain

Self-healing materials or coatings;
Monitoring of signature;
New armored solutions;
Repair by additive manufacturing;
Structural health monitoring of structures;
Lightweight Structure / New design concept for deck with metallic solutions.

Land domain

Reparability (monitoring, repair, assessment);
New lighter protections;
New protection capability with lightweight structures;
New lighter protection for soldiers.

Cross-cutting domain

Graphene-based technologies;
Novel manufacturing processes, automated layer up, and in-situ process verification;
Multifunctional materials for dynamic, multispectral camouflage;
Self-indicating materials;
Structural health monitoring and verification of manufacturing processes;
or Smart textiles to collect, analyze, and transmit information, to protect and reduce heat stress.

Source: EDA – European Defense Agency

Keynote Speakers


René Rossi

Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles, Empa, Switzerland


Fabiana Arduini

University of Rome, Italy

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Seeram Ramakrishna

National University of Singapore

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Daniel Rittel

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel

Invited Speakers


Daniela Zavec

TITERA Innovative Technologies, Slovenia


Giuseppe G. Daquino

European Defence Agency (EDA), Belgium

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Changquan Lai

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Hong Hu

Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Genevieve Langdon

University of Sheffield, United Kingdom


Jonathan Tran

School of Engineering, RMIT University, Australia


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