Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.



151st MSL Lecture/The 24th International Biomedical Enginnering Seminar 10/27

  • Time and Date: October 27, 2022  14:00 –16:00
  • Place: Open Communication Space (1st floor, Bldg. R2), Suzukakedai Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology 
  • Language: English
  • Number of participants: 32


Time Details
14:00-15:00 Lecture
“Next generation multifunctional materials for a digital and sustainable economy”
15:00-16:00 Research exchange meeting

Next generation multifunctional materials for a digital and sustainable economy

Speaker: Senentxu Lanceros-Mendez, Director, BCMaterials

(Basque Center for Materials, Applications & Nanostructures)


Smart and multifunctional materials are a key driving force for the development of wireless, sustainable and interconnected systems, playing a central role in the scope of the digitalization and circular economy paradigms. Active and multifunctional materials are being, in fact, increasingly implemented in areas such as sensors and actuators, energy generation and storage, among others. The successful development of applications relies both in the ability to proper tailor their functional response and in their application with suitable (and sustainable) fabrication technologies. Multifunctional materials processable by additive manufacturing technologies is an area of increasing interest due to improved sustainability, simple integration into devices and the possibility of obtaining multifunctional materials over large and flexible areas. Relevant results, strategies and challenges in the development of specific active and multifunctional materials, including electro-, magneto-, thermo and photoactive, will be shown, together with applications in the areas of sensors, actuators and energy generation and storage.