It is my honor to invite you to the 8th edition of the biennial conference on ultrafine-grained and nanostructured materials (UFGNSM2021). UFGNSM is known as one of the premier international conferences on UFG materials thanks to your contribution and support within past 15 years. Previous conference (UFGNSM2019) was held in Italy (hosted by the University of Trento) while other editions were organized in Iran. UFGNSM2021 is also co-organized by University of Tehran and the University of Trento.
As one of the leading countries in nanotechnology publication, Iran is the home to internationally well-known higher education institutions (HEIs) as well as numerous knowledge-based companies with the main focus on nanotechnology products. Therefore, UFGNSM is a place where internationally-recognized experts of ultrafine-grained and nanostructured materials come together and share their ideas and experiences. As a multidisciplinary conference, UFGNSM covers various topics in the field of ultrafinegrained- and nanostructured materials. Given the situation resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, and the rapid shift of HEIs toward hybrid and e-learning, it seems that the future of UFGNSM education needs to be revisited. Therefore, new topics are considered to be discussed within the 8th conference. The organizers are sure that UFGNSM2021 will attract a large number of attendees from around the world for networking and presenting the latest findings in the field of nanostructured materials.
On behalf of the organizers, I’m looking forward to welcoming you to UFGNSM2021, the biennial conference on ultrafine-grained and nanostructured materials.
Cyrus Zamani, Associate Professor
School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
College of Engineering, University of Tehran