NanoSPD (www.nanospd.org) is a close-knit community of researchers working in the area of severe plastic deformation (SPD) of materials. This is a dynamic and thriving community whose members come from all habitable continents. Besides publishing high quality papers in very large numbers (such as more than 3620 papers with more than 7 citations per paper since 2015 and more than 8780 papers with > 23.8 citations per paper since 2000 – source: Web of Knowledge) and developing technologies for industries, the members of this community are also the prominent figures and leaders of research in materials science and engineering.
The past 7 segments of this triennial conference have been organized in various countries, such as Russia (1999, Golitsino, Moscow), Austria (2002, Vienna), Japan (2005, Fukuoka), Germany (2008, Goslar), China (2011, Nanjing), France (2014, Metz) and Australia (2017, Sydney), and its eight edition will be organized by Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, in J N Tata Auditorium (located in National Science Seminar Complex). Organization of this conference also coincides with 75th-year celebrations of the establishment of Department of Materials Engineering (previously known as Department of Metallurgy) of IISc.
NanoSPD 8 will cover both processing and characterization of materials, with special focus on the emergent scientific themes and characterization techniques. There will be numerous talks discussing the methodologies relevant to severe plastic deformation processing of materials and their scaling to the industrial applications. In addition, talks will also cover novel characterization methods pertaining to microstructure and mechanical as well as functional properties.