2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium MA05—Dynamic Materials and Textiles for Next-Generation Clothing

Adaptive wearable materials and textiles that modify their properties based on the environment or needs of the wearer represent an emerging and challenging scientific frontier. Such systems have the potential to impact many aspects of daily life in applications ranging from personal thermal regulation to physical support to personalized biometric monitoring. The development of these systems presents a complex set of interdisciplinary challenges, with considerations that include materials design, hierarchical integration, control strategies, manufacturing, personal comfort, and aesthetic appeal. Surmounting these challenges necessitates an interdisciplinary approach and contributions from academia, government, and industry. This symposium will bring together members of the aforementioned communities in an interdisciplinary forum, with a specific emphasis on the key role of materials scientists in the development of next-generation clothing. The technical topics will include the design and characterization of novel materials; the engineering and integration of devices for biosensing, diagnostics, actuation, and drug delivery; and the development and optimization of textiles and fibers with integrated electrical, optical, and mechanical functionality. The symposium will focus not only on the development of new materials, devices, and fabrics, but also on the considerations associated with transitioning these new materials from the laboratory to commercial products. In addition, we will discuss technology transfer issues, as relevant for new classes of high-tech materials and products being developed across academia and industry. The overall goal will be to foster the sharing of ideas between traditionally disparate communities that approach this exciting area from distinct perspectives.

Topics will include:

  • Fibers with incorporated functionality
  • Stimuli-responsive adaptive textiles and fabrics
  • Color- and texture-changing materials
  • Textile processing and manufacturing strategies
  • Devices for biometric and physiological monitoring
  • System integration and control approaches for clothing
  • Designs for stability, durability, and lifetime
  • Aesthetic and consumer appeal considerations
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Sean Ahlquist (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Genevieve Dion (Drexel University, USA)
  • Jintu Fan (Cornell University, USA)
  • Yoel Fink (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yury Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Jesse Jur (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Christine Kallmayer (Fraunhofer IZM, Germany)
  • Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman (Pratt Institute, USA)
  • Huisheng Peng (Fudan University, China)
  • Nils-Krister Persson (University of Boras, Sweden)
  • John A. Rogers (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Takao Someya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Fabien Sorin (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Matt Trexler (Under Armour, USA)
  • Zhong Lin Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Shu Yang (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Alon Gorodetsky
University of California, Irvine
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Esma Ismailova
Ecole National Supérieur des Mines
Department of Bioelectronics
33-442-616-646, ismailova@emse.fr

Max Shtein
University of Michigan
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
734-764-4312, mshtein@umich.edu

Keywords for Abstract Submission

Adaptive Materials, Responsive Materials, Textiles