International conference


20-22 September 2021


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We are proud to welcome you to the Resilient Materials 4 Life 2020 (RM4L2020) International Conference on smart biomimetic infrastructure materials.


NEWS: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, we have now taken the decision to hold the conference online, to allow all the participants to attend the event. The conference Organising Committee will work with all the attendees who have already submitted an abstract or extended abstract, and will be in touch in the coming days. [Prof Robert Lark, Conference Chair]

NEWS: Download here the Call for Abstracts for 2021.

NEWS: Are you interested in smart materials and their design and regulations? Join the industry session on ‘INTELLIGENT INFRASTRUCTURE MATERIALS: DESIGN STANDARDS AND CHALLENGES‘, on September 21, 2021. More info on here.


Welcome and invitation

Inspired by the ongoing EPSRC-funded RM4L programme grant, the conference brings together relevant aspects of innovative research on cementitious infrastructure materials used in civil engineering applications and provides a forum for the exchange of materials’ research more generally. READ MORE HERE>>

The conference will encompass research on innovative, intelligent and autonomous infrastructure materials and their use in a range of geotechnical, structural and construction engineering applications.



Furthermore other researchers, academics, scientists, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and construction industry professionals are invited to discuss and present their latest findings on the following four strategic themes: biomimetic materials, materials sensing and diagnostics, multi-functional materials and intelligent materials

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