*The PDF Program was last updated at 6 PM on 27 August 2023.

General Information

The Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Safety Materials Science and Engineering (AOFSM’5) will be a hybrid event held in the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Colombo Building, Sydney, Australia.

The University of New South Wales, located in the heart of Sydney, is one of Australia’s leading universities, known for its academic excellence and innovative research. The campus offers a state-of-the-art research environment and modern conference facilities that will provide an ideal setting for the symposium.

The conference is jointly organized by the Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Safety Materials Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Southern Queensland. The aim of this event is to strengthen international academic communication and promote innovative ideas/concepts and frontier technologies of chemistry, physics, mechanics, thermo-physics (heat transfer, combustion, etc.), information science, human behaviour science and material science to investigate fire dynamics and basic principles of fire safety technologies.

EventsAir Virtual Platform

The conference will be hosted through a virtual conference platform (EventsAir), enabling attendees to attend virtual presentations, navigate through the various parallel session, pre-select the sessions you want to see, and to access exhibitor stands virtually. The customizable nature of the virtual stands allows for personalized branding and the ability for attendees to access brochures, view video content, engage with exhibitors and network.

Symposium Summary

The technical program will consist of 3 days (27th – 29th Aug) of plenary, keynotes and oral presentations which will address the progress and the challenges in a historical context and regular technical sessions covering broad areas on fire safety and material science.

The 5th AOFSM conference will focus on the following major topics:

  • Innovative Flame Retardant Polymers and Composites
  • Flame Retardant Nanocomposites
  • Bio-inspired Flame Retardant Materials
  • Multi-scale Computational Models for Fire and Evacuation
  • Wildland Fire Safety and Energy Storage Systems
  • Improving Flame Retardancy of Fibres, Textiles, Foams and Films
  • Eco-friendly Flame Retardants for Soot and Toxicity Suppressions
  • Fundamental in Fire Dynamics, Fire Testing and Fire Safety Science

In addition to the scheduled presentations, the conference will also feature poster sessions, organised laboratory visits, and a conference dinner. These opportunities will allow conference delegates to engage in discussions and establish valuable connections within their field of expertise.

26 AugustFull Day Open Registration
27 AugustOpening Ceremony
Plenary & Concurrent Sessions
Top Poster Selection
28 AugustPlenary & Concurrent Sessions
Lab tours
Conference Banquet
29 AugustConcurrent Sessions
Closing Ceremony Plenary
Recreational tour
Session Type
Plenary Lectures 25+5 minutes discussion 
Keynotes Lectures 17+3 minutes discussion 
Oral Presentations 12+3 minutes discussion 
Young Scholar Oral Session8+2 minutes discussion
Poster Presentation2 minutes

Confirmed Planery Speakers

Prof. Guan Heng Yeoh, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Liming Dai, University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Yuzhong Wang, Sichuan University, China
Prof. Yuji Nakamura, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
Dr. Sabyasachi Gaan, Swiss Federal Lab. for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
Prof. Jaime Grunlan, Texas A&M University, USA
Prof. Serge Bourbigot, Unite Materiaux et Transformations, France
Prof. Baljinder Kaur Kandola, University of Bolton, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr. Maryam Ghodrat, UNSW, Australia
Dr. Tariq Nazir, RMIT, Australia
Prof. Jun Ma, University of South Australia, Australia
Prof. Pingan Song, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Prof. Sherman CP Cheung, RMIT, Australia
Prof. Bin Yu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Prof. Juan Li, Ningbotech University, China
Prof. Sheng Zhang, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China
Prof. Tao Tang, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Prof. Weizhao Hu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Prof. Xin Wang, University Of Science And Technology of China, China
Prof. Yuan Hu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Prof. Zhengzhou Wang, Tongji University, China
Dr. Anthony Chun Yin Yuen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Prof. Bin Fei, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR
Prof. Eric Wai Ming Lee, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Prof. Richard Kwok Kit Yuen, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR