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Portland, Oregon, United States
25 - 29 March 2017
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SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2017: advanced materials, sensor networks, and structural health monitoring. Plan to participate.

SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2017 - Portland, Oregon

SPIE Smart Structures/NDE - a unique collaboration between engineers who develop advanced materials and researchers who use sensor networks and non-destructive evaluation methods to monitor the health of structural and biological systems.

Join us in our new location in Portland, Oregon.
Conferences begin on Sunday, March 26 - please make plans accordingly.

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Advance Program posts mid-Novemebr
To view the conference content online, or submit an abstract, click on any of the conference titles below.   

2017 Conference Topics
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 
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, Civil Infrastructure, and Transportation
Health Monitoring of Structural and Biological Systems  
Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems
Conference Honoring Daniel Inman

Review the 2016 Program
2016 News and Photos
2016 Technical Program 5 MB PDF
2016 Technical Summaries/Abstracts 1 MB PDF

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

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Cooperating Organizations

UNLV - Howard Hughes EngineeringJet Propulsion Laboratory

2017 Important Dates

Abstract Deadline
12 September 2016

Author Notification
21 November 2016

Manuscripts Due
27 February 2017

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