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15th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization


Northumbria University

15th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization

The role of manufacturing in the world’s economy and societal development has long been established through their wealth creation activities. To deepen and broaden our knowledge of materials and to increase innovation and responsiveness to ever-increasing international needs, more in-depth studies of functionally graded materials/ tailor-made materials are needed at present. Energy, the environmental sustainability and healthcare have emerged as strategic priorities not only in research but in all aspects of our lives. The objective of this conference is to bring together experts from academic institutions, industries and research organizations and professional engineers for sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience in the emerging trends related to advanced materials processing and characterization, life-changing materials research with the applications in healthcare, renewable energy and circular economy.

The 15th ICMPC conference will be held in Northumbria University at Newcastle 5th-8th September 2023. The conference will be operated in Hybrid mode (onsite and online).Each day will start with a Plenary Lecture followed by parallel sessions focusing on the following topics:

  • Session A: Nanocomposite and Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Session B: Smart Materials&Surfaces
  • Session C: Materials for Net Zero
  • Session D: Advanced Materials&Surfaces Characterization
  • Session E: Materials for biomedical and healthcare applications
  • Session F: Materials Modelling and computational method
  • Session G: Materials for Circular Economy
  • Session H: Materials & AI

Local Organizing Committee

  • Conference Chair: Professor Esther Akinlabi
  • Deputy Chair: Professor Wai Lok Woo
  • Deputy Chair: Professor Ben Xu
  • Session Chair: Dr Stephen Akinlabi
  • Session Chair: Dr Shahid Rasul
  • Session Chair: Dr Lu Xing
  • Session Chair: Dr Yifan Li
  • Session Chair: Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad
  • Session Chair: Dr Hamdi Torun
  • Session Chair: Professor Martin Birkett
  • Conference assistant: Catherine Smurthwaite
  • Conference assistant: Amanda Gilhooley
  • Conference assistant: Benita Siloko

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens: 10th November 2022 

Abstract Acceptance Starts: 10th December 2022
Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to 22nd August 2023
Conference Registration Opens: 23rd March 2023
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31st July 2023
Standard Registration Deadline - in person attendance: 22nd August 2023

Standard Registration Deadline - online attendance: 1st September 2023

Conference Days: 5th - 8th September 2023

Registration Fees

Fees  In-Person Attendance  Online Attendance
 Early Bird: 


 Early Bird for Students:   £200.00  £120.00
 Standard Registration:   £350.00  £200.00
 Standard Registration for Students:   £300.00  £150.00
 Industrial Delegate Pack:

(recommended, as
detailed in the pack)



Coming soon: Conference dinner details and city tour options- details will be added in the coming weeks.

We can confirm that the Conference Dinner will be taking place on the evening of Wednesday 6th September, in the Great Hall, Sutherland Building, Northumbria University. Tickets are priced at £60 per person. Please add tickets to your basket when registering. Partners welcome.

Registration has now closed. If you have any queries, please E-mail Conference Chair, Esther Akinlabi:


We have worked with out partners NewcastleGateshead Conference Bureau (NGI) to offer delegates preferential rates on city centre hotels. You can book directly at THIS LINK

Note that the site is updated with different hotel offers at different times as availability changes. 


Abstract Submission Form

Event Details

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