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    Past Event Overview

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Smart Structures/NDE 2016, the conference that is home to energy harvesting, civil infrastructure monitoring, and includes the latest advancements in materials and sensor technologies. A unique collaboration between engineers and researchers involved with the applied technologies of advanced materials, smart sensor networks, and non-destructive evaluation tools. Returning to Las Vegas in March of 2017.

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    Technical Program (PDF 4.5 MB)
    Technical Summaries/Abstracts (PDF 1 MB)

     2016 Conferences Topic Areas
    Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VI  
    Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVIII  
    Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems X  
    Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites X
    Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies X  
    Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and Systems  
    Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems  
    Nondestructive Characterization and Monitoring of Advanced Materials, Aerospace, and Civil Infrastructure X
    Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems X  
    Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems ll 

    SPIE conference papers are published in the Proceedings of SPIE and available via the SPIE Digital Library, the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research.  

    The Proceedings are indexed in Web of Science, Scopus, Ei Compendex, Inspec, Google Scholar, Astrophysical Data System (ADS), DeepDyve, ReadCube, CrossRef, and other scholarly indexes, and are widely accessible to leading research organizations, conference attendees, and individual researchers. 

     Inspired by Nature

    The San Diego Zoo and the 2015 Conference

    SS/NDE 2015 - Martin the Caiman Lizard

    The 2015 San Diego Zoo Animal Ambassador, '
    Martin' - a Caiman Lizard helped the staff from the Zoo's Centre for Bioinspiration promote the value of bioinspired engineering design. In an effort to connect international academic, public, and industrial sectors to accelerate innovation inspired by nature, the center conducts corporate innovation services, partnered development projects, education and outreach. More information and videos about this project