Energy, water, food, health & wellbeing are the current and future grand challenges of the world. Chemical Engineering together with Materials Engineering contributes immensely to these grand challenges and is fundamental to the economic and social prosperity of the world. The  modern  society  relies  on  the  work  of Chemical Engineers and Materials Engineers who develop and design the processes that make the useful products for the society by efficient use and management of resources including oil & gas, water and energy while controlling health and safety procedures and protecting the environment. While chemical engineers are involved in creating everything from health care products (face creams, shampoo, perfume, drugs) to food (dairy products, cereals, agro-chemicals) and  water  (desalination  for  freshwater)  to  energy  (petroleum to nuclear fuels), the materials engineers are involved in developing high added value functional materials, targeted for automotive, food packaging, electronics, energy devices, medical and biomedical products, and sustainable recycled materials. 

The International Conference on Functional Materials and Chemical Engineering (ICFMCE 2021) aims to bring together Chemical Engineers and Materials Engineers in a single platform and present their stimulating research and knowledge transfer ideas in both Chemical Engineering and Functional Materials. However, we also recognise that the future for engineers is one where they will be working in interdisciplinary teams to  solve  new, complex and evolving problems that will require innovative solutions. Therefore, we encourage participation of other disciplines in this conference where multidisciplinary research and knowledge transfer projects are presented.

We invite submissions on a wide range of research topics, spanning both theoretical and systems research. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Advanced materials processing

Advances in computational & numerical methods

Biochemical and bio-molecular engineering

Biochemical Engineering

Bioengineering and biomedical engineering

Biological and Medicinal Chemistry


Catalysis and reaction engineering

Chemical engineering educational challenges and development

Chemical engineering equipment design and process design

Chemical reaction engineering

Chemical, Environmental, and Process Engineering

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Fundamentals

Computational fluid dynamics and chemical engineering

Controlled release of the active ingredient


Delivery of the final product

Design and application of nano materials, membranes, 


Distillation, absorption and extraction

Economics and Business Management

Energy and environment

Energy and nuclear sciences

Environmental engineering and management

Environmental engineering and sustainable development

Food engineering

Food process technology and engineering

Forest product processing

Functional materials applied in energy, water, food, automotive 

and pharmaceuticals

Green organic synthesis routes

Improvement of environmental remediation processes

Intelligent polymers

Interfacial and colloidal phenomena

Ionic liquids and electrolyte solutions

Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Mathematical modeling in chemical engineering

Membranes and membrane science

Milk product processing

Modelling and optimisation

Multi-scale and Multi-disciplinary Approaches

Multiphase flows

Multiscale modeling

Nano and ultra-filtration





New materials and structured products

Particle technology

Particulate systems

Physical chemistry and thermodynamics for life sciences and  


Physical, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Process & product synthesis & design

Process Analytical Technology - PAT

Process control and operations

Process design and optimization

Process integration

Process intensification

Process operation & control

Process Safety Management

Process synthesis & design

Process system, instrumentation and control

Product design and innovation

Product engineering and product development

Product Engineering in the Bio Industries

Product innovation, development and economics

Reaction engineering and catalysis

Renewable energy, Fuel Cell, energy storage, hydro-treatment


Safety and risk management systems

Self-organisation in the Bio-sciences and elsewhere

Separation engineering

Smart manufacturing & Big data

Software architecture, standards and interfaces

Supercritical Fluids as solvent substitutes

Supply chain management and business decision support

Sustainable and clean technologies

Sustainable development, Carbon Footprint, & environment

Systems biology

The impact of bio-based polymeric materials

Thermodynamic properties and phase equilibria


Transport phenomena in porous, granular media

Waste management – water, solid waste

Water chemistry, desalination