Join us now in our symposium!

We are pleased to host an in-person conference on August 7-10.

The 16th International Symposium on Functionally Graded Materials, August 7-10, 2022 is held in Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Procedures for COVID Health and Safety:
To ensure the health and safety of all conference attendees, please adhere to the following policies:

  • Mask: All conference attendees are required to wear protective masks throughout the meeting, except when eating or drinking, or when speaking from a lectern that’s more than six feet feet away from others.
  • Vaccination: You are permitted to attend the meeting only if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Make sure that at least two weeks have passed since you received either a one-dose vaccine or the 2nd dose of a two-dose vaccine. Any vaccine approved by World Health Organization is acceptable.

More Information:  For more information, visit these websites:

Centers for Disease Control    &    U.S. State Department – International Travel 

We are working with the Marriott Hotel to provide a safer environment for the meeting: More information to come!


Key Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: March 15, 2022 

Notice for Abstract Acceptance: April 1, 2022

Registration Deadlines (All registrations are Online only. Registration will start Feb. 1, 2022):

    Final acceptance of abstract will be notified contingent upon your registration.   

    It is highly recommended that participants register by July 1, 2022 in order for your abstract to be included in the conference program.

   Early Registration ($700, student:$350): April 15, 2022

   Regular Registration ($750, student:$375): July 1, 2022

   On-site Registration ($800, student:$400): August 7-10, 2022


Call for Abstracts:

  • Contributors are invited for oral presentation.
  • Students and young researchers (35 years or less as of December 31, 2022) are eligible for both oral and poster presentations.
  • Several poster awards will be made. Please visit:
  • Poster session will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm on August 8, 2022.
  • Contributions are invited for oral and poster presentations on the following topics of FGMs: Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Design and characterization, Modeling & simulation, Nano-FGMs, Functional materials, Multiscale multiphysics modeling, Topology optimization, Homogenization, Nano, micro and meso-scale modeling, Computational techniques, Fracture characterization.
  • Mini-symposium Topics are founded here. click:
  • Please indicate the mini-symposium you are participating in. Otherwise, we will assign it based on the topic relevance.
  • For information on the abstract for both oral and poster presentations, click:


Mini-Symposium(MS) Proposals (for MS organizers only)
Proposals are invited for organizing Mini-symposia at the FGM 2022 Conference. Each mini-symposium (MS) will be allocated 5 talks and 100 minutes. MS organizers can invite keynote lecture(s) for their symposia. To see what Mini-symposium Topics are currently available, click:


Conference Chairman:

Prof. Jeongho Kim, Department of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Connecticut.


Prof. Alok Sutradhar, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Ohio State University

Prof. Huiming Yin, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University

Prof. Yu Zhang, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Marek Pindera, Department of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Virginia

Prof. Glaucio Paulino, Department of Civil & Env. Eng, Princeton University

Local technical Committee:

Prof. Jeongho Kim, Department of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Connecticut

Prof. Dianyun Zhang, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, Purdue University

Prof. Osama R. Bilal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut

Prof. Wei Zhang, Department of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Connecticut

Prof. Shinae Jang, Department of Civil & Env. Engineering, University of Connecticut

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