Prof. Gries auf der 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2024

Donnerstag, 4. Juli 2024, 0 Uhr

4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2024 Urheberrecht: © Belfort-Montbeliard University of Technology


The 3rd international 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference  2024 (4DMDA 2024) is organized by the 4D Printing Society. The event showcases the latest developments and technologies in smart materials, metamaterials, intelligent designs, modeling, additive manufacturing, and 3D/4D printing. It addressed current concerns in the further development of 3D/4D printed devices and provides a forum for internationally recognized experts and young scientists working in the fields of smart materials, metamaterials, advanced design, modeling and simulation, and 3D/4D printing technologies to present their work.

This conference is hosted in person at the Congress Center, Quai l’Herminier, 2000 Ajaccio, France, and scheduled to take place on July 4-5, 2024.

4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2024 aims to bring together the most recent research on a variety of exciting topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Design methods for smart materials and additive manufacturing using computational techniques (artificial intelligence, optimization, etc.).
  • Development of new functional and active materials.
  • Design of metamaterials and metastructures.
  • Advanced additive manufacturing techniques of smart materials (multi-material techniques, hybrid additive manufacturing, closed-loop 3D printing, bioprinting, etc.).
  • Advanced modeling and simulation (mechanics of materials, constitutive modeling, shape memory effects, multi-physics, stimuli-responsive, coupling effects, etc.).
  • Characterization and innovative properties (morphing, mechanical, fatigue, aging, etc.).
  • Industrialization and applications (health, aerospace, automotive, defense, civil, etc.)

The 4D Printing Society invites abstracts and papers from researchers, students, and working professionals from academia as well as industry within the scope of the conference topics.

Submissions, Publications & Awards

  • Speakers are invited to submit 1-page abstract. Please use this template: 4DMDA 2024_Abstract_Template
  • To attend the conference as a speaker, please submit your 1-page abstract (1 PDF file including title, list of authors, affiliations, maximum of 1000 words, and keywords) via the following submission tab no later than March 15, 2024.
  • Abstracts will be peer-reviewed, and authors will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance within 7 days of their submission. 
  • On acceptance of your submission, you will be asked to make an online payment. Please check the registration section.
  • On acceptance, you will be required to prepare a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation to be presented at the conference followed by 5 minutes Q & A .
  • Non-submitters are also welcome to attend the conference as audience members.
  • Four speakers will be chosen for the Best Presentation Awards conferred at the end of the conference. The judging panel comprises four directors from the 4D Printing Society. Judges will decide on the awards based on the quality of both the written abstract and the presentation.
  • The winners will receive a £40 Amazon voucher plus an official certificate from 4D Printing Society with the title of “Best Research Work presented – 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2024”.
  • Additionally, all participants are invited to submit their high-quality full-length papers for peer-review and, if accepted, publication in the Focus Issue of the journal of Smart Materials and Structures (IF: 4.1).

We look forward to receiving your abstracts and full-length journal papers. For further information, please contact

Important Dates

  • Submission for Abstracts open: 15 January 2024
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 March 2024
  • Registration/Payment Deadline: 15 April 2024
  • Conference Days: 4 & 5 July 2024

Plenary SpeakersDavid Rosen, A*STAR, Singapore & Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (Plenary lecture: Conceptual Design of 4D Additive Manufactured Devices)Renee Ruike Zhao, Stanford University, USA (Plenary lecture: 3D Printing and Soft Robotics)Kristina Shea, ETH Zürich, SwitzerlandKeynote SpeakersPablo Valdivia y Alvarado, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore (Keynote lecture: 4D Printing for Soft Robotics Applications)Jean-Fabien Capsal, INSA-Lyon, EA682, University Lyon, France  (Keynote lecture: Electroactive Soft Materials for 4D Printing Applications)Sébastien Blanquer, Montpellier University, France (Keynote lecture: Exploring the Potential of 4D Printing and Polymer Chemistry in Biomedical Applications)Muamer Kadic, Université de Franche Comté, France (Keynote lecture: Metamaterials and 4D Printing at MicroscaleMahdi Bodaghi, Nottingham Trent University, UKTo be updated.Executive CommitteeFrédéric Demoly, UTBM, France (Executive Chair)H. Jerry Qi, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA (Vice-Chair)Ali Zolfagharian, Deakin University, Australia (Co-Chair)Mahdi Bodaghi, Nottingham Trent University, UK (Co-Chair)Technical CommitteeDavid W. Rosen, Agency for Science, Technology, and Research, Singapore Kun Zhou, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Nan Wu, University of Manitoba, Canada Martin L. Dunn, Colorado University Denver, USA Devin J. Roach, Oregon State University, USA Yonas Tadesse, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA Eva Blasco, Heidelberg University, Germany Jean-Claude André, University of Lorraine, France Sébastien Blanquer, Montpellier University, France Théo Calais, Belfort-Montbeliard University of Technology, France Johnny Moughames, Belfort-Montbeliard University of Technology, France Thomas Gries, RWTH Aachen University, GermanyTo be updated.Visa

If you require a visa to attend the conference and need an invitation letter to support your application, we are happy to assist you. To request an invitation letter, please contact us at with your full name, address, and other relevant details after registration so the organizer can provide an invitation letter to help facilitate your visa application process. We recommend that you begin the visa application process as early as possible to ensure sufficient time for processing.

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