Global Workshop on Functional Materials and Devices

Organized by Society of Interdisciplinary Research and Institute of Advanced Studies


Honorary Chairs:

  • Prof. Yoshiyuki Kawazoe (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Prof. Luigi de Luca (University of Naples "Federico II", Italy)

International Advisory Committee:

  • Prof. Ewald Benes (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
  • Prof. James Friend (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Prof. Luigi de Luca (University of Naples "Federico II", Italy)
  • Prof. Igor Minin (Siberian State University of Geosystem and Technologies, Russia)
  • Prof. Derek Siu-Wing Or (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Prof. Rohit Prasankumar (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Prof. Jinlong Yang (University of Science & Technology of China)
  • Prof. Qifa Zhou (University of Southern California, USA)

Organising Committee:

  • Kok Khoo Phua
  • Shuangchen Ruan
  • Jinglei Yang
  • Junhui Hu
  • Ran Ni
  • Wen Li
  • Haibin Su


  • Xiaohua Ma

The workshop focuses on novel functional materials and nanostructures in combination with modern devices, as well as on the physics of new devices and sensors, nanostructured materials and nano scaled device characterization. Special attention is paid to fabrication and properties of modern low-power, high-performance, miniaturized, portable sensors in a wide range of applications such as telecommunications, radiation control, biomedical instrumentation and chemical analysis. New approaches exploiting nanotechnologies to pave a way between “More Moore” and “More than Moore” are the enabler for different kinds of sensors and devices which will consume less electrical power, be more portable and totally compatible with modern microelectronics products.

Important Dates

The Global Workshop on Functional Materials and Devices [GW FMD 2018] will be held on January 11th-13th, 2018, Singapore.

  • Submission Deadline: November 15th, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: November 20th, 2017
  • Early bird registration deadline: : November 30th, 2017
  • Venue: Nanyang Executive Center (NEC), Singapore

Contact: Mr. Nguyen Tu Khai, Mr. Tran Truong Giang,
                Mr. Pengzhan Liu, Mr. Qingyang Liu
Presidential Assistant
Society of Interdisciplinary Research

Tel: (+65) 6790 4346


Address: 13 Leedon Heights #04-46 D'LEEDON Singapore (S266224)

Direction to Nanyang Executive Center (NEC):


Here are the topics covered in our workshop:

  • Functional Materials:

    a. Electronic / Magnetic / Optic / Dielectric Materials

    b. Nano Materials for Nano Machine

  • Devices:

    a. Actuators: Micro / Nano / Molecular Manipulation, Motors, Levitation System, etc.

    b. Sensors: Gas / Liquid / Ions, Position, Acceleration, Pressure, Temperature / Humidity, etc.

    c. Energy Harvesting

    d. Other Types of Devices

  • Modelling and Simulations:

    a. Structural of Functional Materials

    b. Properties of Functional Materials

    c. Functions of Advanced Devices


Registration Fee

Participants are encouraged to register and make fee payment before 30th Nov 2017.

Before November 30 After November 30 On-Site
Normal SGD $ 600 SGD $ 750 SGD $ 850
Student SGD $ 400 SGD $ 500 SGD $ 550

Payment Methods

1. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Bank: The Development Bank of Singapore Limited (DBS Bank)

Account Name: Society of Interdisciplinary Research

Account Number: 002-906793-0

Swift Code: DBSSSGSG

DBS Singapore address:
12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central @ Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982

2. Cheque Payment

All cheques should be made payable to “Society of Interdisciplinary Research” and mailed to “13 Leedon Heights #04-46 Singapore S266224”. Please indicate on the back of the cheque the name of participant, institution, email address, contact number, and event.

A confirmation email will be sent upon successful payment completion of the above 2 options.

3. Cash Payment

(on-site registration)


Visa Requirement

Visitors from most countries do not require a visa for entry into Singapore. However, there are a few exceptions. Before traveling to Singapore, individuals planning to attend the conference MUST consult Singapore's Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)’s website to clarify visa requirements. Alternatively, you can get in touch with your local consular office for information.


English is widely spoken in Singapore.

Other official languages are Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.  


Singapore is a sunny island with no distinct season all year round. It has an average temperature ranging between 25ºC (77ºF) to 31ºC (88ºF) so do bring along your sunglasses, caps or hats and swim gear!

Due to its geographical location and maritime exposure, it is like a tropical rainforest. Rainfall is a common occurrence, especially in November so do be prepared. These showers are usually refreshing and provide respite from the sun.


The local currency is the Singapore dollar (SGD).

Money changing services are readily available at the Singapore Changi Airport, and at many shopping centres and hotels in the city.

You may also choose to withdraw money using major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) from any automated teller machines (ATMs), which can be easily found.


The international dialling code is +(65).

With international roaming service, you can directly dial the 8-digit local phone numbers without adding +(65)

Goods and Services Tax

Goods & Services Tax (GST) is 7% in Singapore.
Spend at least SGD 100 a day from a retailer to qualify for refunds.
Enjoy tax-free shopping at retailers that offer the Tax Refund service.
At other retailers, ask for GST Refund Forms and keep your receipts to get your refunds processed at the airport right before you fly out of Singapore. Tax refunds do not apply if you’re leaving by land or sea.

Explore Singapore

Visitors who prefer to explore Singapore on their own may find the links below useful. Most of them provide information on getting to the place by public transport:


Electricity in Singapore is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second.
Outlets in Singapore generally accept 1 type of plug: two parallel flat pins with ground pin.


Program overview:


Please use the following template to submit your abstract together with your short auto-biography and photo

You can also submit your research papers using the following template:

Please submit the completed documents to


Nanyang Executive Center, Singapore.

Nanyang Executive Centre is located at the Yunnan Garden Campus of Nanyang Technological University, offering a premier venue for corporate trainings, retreats and private events.

The 170 guestrooms and suites have been designed to meet the needs of both training executives andbusiness travellers. All the guestrooms are equipped with a work area and other modern amenities to ensure they provide guests with a pleasant stay. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to all guests in their rooms, lobby and function spaces.

Be it seminars, executive trainings, workshops, conferences, social events or simply a business meeting, our meeting and event venues offers capacity for a size of 3 to 210 persons.

Location: Nanyang Executive Center - 60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673.


Guests come our Global Workshop on Functional Materials and Devices have 2 options to stay in Nanyang Executive Center located inside NTU campus or to stay at Genting Hotel in Jurong East area.


(Alphabetical Order)

The list in this page will be updated as more speakers confirm their participation.