I am very happy to say that every meeting of ICRACM series is being recognized by leading world scientists and engineers, It is my dream and desire to encourage the free interchange of information on common platform about recent advances in composite materials amongst the scientific and engineering communities. First international conference on recent advances in composite materials (ICRACM-2004) was held at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India during December 17-19, 2004 under my chairmanship. The conference covered all areas related to science, technology, and applications of polymer, metal, and ceramic matrix composites and other advanced multifunctional materials. Special emphasis was placed on inviting eminent composite scientists and engineers from various backgrounds from all over the world to discuss the recent advances in composite materials and share their experiences especially in design, development, testing and applications. AOARD-AFOSR, Tokyo, Japan had supported the conference to encourage the Asian composite researchers. More than 200 invited regular and poster contributions were presented during the conference. Conference proceeding was published by Allied Publishers, New Delhi after peer review of presented papers. Also, special issue was published in international journal of Materials Science & Engineering-A, vol. 412,1-2, 5 December 2005, p. 1-348 with the guidance of Prof. Gernot Kostorz.
Due to demands of composite researchers, 2nd International conference on recent advances in composite materials (ICRACM-2007) was held at India Habitat Center, New Delhi during 20-23rd February 2007 under the chairmanship of Dr. M. Singh, NASA, Cleveland, USA and I. Various Indian and foreign funding agencies like DST, AICTE, CSIR, BARC, DRDO, ISRO, AOARD-AFOSR, Tokyo, Japan and NOR, USA supported the conference to buildup the full confidence of organizing committee. More than 300 delegates attended and presented their papers. Conference proceeding was published by the Allied Publishers, New Delhi and special issue was published in Materials Science & Engineering-A, 498, 1-2, December 2008, p. 1-514.
Third International conference on recent advances in composite materials (ICRACM-2010) was held at ENSIL, Limoges University, Limoges, France during 13-15th December 2010 under the chairmanship of Prof. A. Pizzi, Prof. F. Cambier and Dr. F. Hugot. Wood composite was includes as a special area of composite materials. More than 140 delegates presented their papers inspite of very heavy snow fall all over the Europe. European ceramic society sponsored the ICRACM conference. Special issues were planned to publish in Wood Composite and European Ceramic international journals.
It is the earnest hope that the ICRACM series will continue every after three years for the benefit of composite researchers. Therefore, due to increase of ICRACM impact factor, next series will be held at GOA, INDIA from 18-21st February 2013. Composite researchers are invited to submit their research work and make grand success for the ICRACM series.
ICRACM ORGANISERS ARE HIGHLY
GRATEFUL TO THE U.S.
AIR FORCE AND U.S. ARMY
THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORTS.
ALSO, SPECIAL THANKS TO
PROGRAM MANAGER &
TOKYO FOR THEIR
ASIAN OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (AOARD)
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (AFOSR)
AOARD, UNIT 45002, APO AP 96338-5002, Tokyo, JAPAN
ICRACM ORGANISERS ARE GRATEFUL
TO THE OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH GLOBAL (ONRG), SINGAPORE FOR THEIR VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION AND FINANCIAL SUPPORTS.