4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2023

4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2023 Presentations Videos:  

Qi (Kevin) Ge – DLP based Multimaterial 3D Printing for Multifunctional 4D Printing

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Thomas Gries – The Pioneering Journey of 4D Textiles

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Saiyadali H Ladakhan – 4D printing of PLA/(PLA-TPU)-Based Metastructure: Examining the Mechanical, Thermal, and Shape Memory Properties

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Eva Blasco – Designing new Materials for 4D (Micro)printing

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Mohammadreza L Dezaki- Meta-Laminar Jamming Actuators by 4D Printing

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Giulia Pelliccia – 4D Vertical Printing (4DZP): Hygro-Responsive Shape-Change Deformations with Complex Non-Planar Rest State Geometry

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Moslem Mohammadi – Sustainable 4D-printed Soft Robotic Joints Controlled by Reinforcement Learning

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Bijaya Bikram Samal – 4D Printing of Shape Memory Polymer via Extrusion Additive Manufacturing: Effect of Orientation on Various Thermal Properties and its Optimization

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4DMDA-2023 – Lining Yao – Sustainable Morphing Matter

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4DMDA-2023 – Mehrzad Javadzadeh – Advanced Additive Manufacturing of Programmable Liquid Crystal Elastomer Structures via Melt Electrowriting

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4DMDA-2023 – Stefano Pandini – Effect of Textile Pre-stretch and Printed Geometry on the Curvature of PLA-Lyrca 4D-Textiles

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4DMDA-2023 -Pedro H A Costa – Watertight and Failure Modes of Additive Manufactured Polymeric Material with Different Cost

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4DMDA-2023 -Frederic Demoly – Design for Multi-Material 4D Printing

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Best Presentation Award 

The 4DMDA 2023 technical committee has announced four best presentation awards based on the quality of both the written abstract and the presentation as follows:


Chadurvedi Venkatesan

Presentation: “4D Printed Low-Weight Foaming Polylactic Acid: Process-Structure Shape Memory Relationships”

Moslem Mohammadi

Presentation: “Sustainable Robotic Joints 4D Printing Using Reinforcement Learning”


Giulia Pelliccia

Presentation: “4D Vertical Printing (4DZP): Hygro-Responsive Shape-Change Deformations with complex non-planar rest state geometries”


Devin J Roach

Presentation: “Freeform Embedded 4D Printing of Liquid Crystal Elastomers”

The second international 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing 2023 (4DMDA 2023) Conference is organized by the 4D Printing Society. 4DMDA 2023 showcases the latest developments and technologies in smart materials, intelligent designs, modeling, additive manufacturing, and 3D/4D printing, alongside the current issues of concern in the further development of 3D/4D printed devices. It will provide a forum for internationally recognized experts and young scientists working in the fields of smart materials, advanced modeling, and 3D/4D printing technologies to present their work.

This conference will be hosted in hybrid mode (in-person at Georgia Tech’s Technology Square Research Building, Atlanta, USA, and online format). The event will take place on September 7-8, 2023.

4DMDA 2023 talks schedule is avialable: 4DMDA 2023 Schedule -Atlanta Time -7-8 Septemebr

4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2023 aims to bring together the most recent research on a variety of exciting topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Design methods for smart materials and additive manufacturing using artificial intelligence, topological optimization, etc.
  • New materials, design, and functionalities (digital materials, auxetics, lattices, metamaterials, smart materials in robotics, biomaterials, 3D/4D-printed soft robots, etc.)
  • Advanced additive manufacturing techniques of smart materials (4D printing, bioprinting, multi-material printing, AM processes, hybrid AM, closed-loop 3D printing, etc.)
  • Advanced modeling and simulation (mechanics of materials, constitutive modeling, shape memory effects, multi-physics, stimuli-responsive, coupling effects, etc.)
  • Characterization and innovative properties (morphing, mechanical, fatigue, aging, etc.)
  • Industrialization and applications (health, aerospace, automotive, defense, civil, etc.)
  • Current issues of concern in the further development of 4D materials, design, and additive manufacturing.
The 4D Printing Society invites abstracts and papers from researchers, students, and working professionals from academia as well as industry within the scope of the conference subjects. 

The event will be live considering the different time zones. Each presentation will be recorded and then stored on the website so it will be accessible to registered participants.

The link to the 4DMDA 2022: https://4dprintings.com/events/4dmda2022/

Submissions, Publications & Awards

-Speakers are invited to submit 1-page abstract.

-To attend the conference as a speaker, please submit your 1-page abstract (including title+all names+affiliations+speaker name+ abstract+keywords) via the following submission tab no later than August 15, 2023.

-Single abstracts will be peer-reviewed and authors will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance within 7 days of their submission. 

-On acceptance, you will be required to prepare a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation to be presented at the conference.

-On acceptance of your submission, you will be asked to make an online payment. Please check the registration section.  

-Non-submitters are also welcome to attend the conference as audience members.

-4 Speakers will be chosen for the Best Presentation Awards conferred at the end of the conference. The judging panel will comprise four directors from the 4D Printing Society. Judges will decide on the awards based on the quality of both the written abstract and the presentation.

-The winners will receive a £40 Amazon voucher plus an official certificate from 4DPS with the title of “Best Research Paper presented – 4D Materials Design and Additive Manufacturing Conference 2023”.

-Additionally, high-quality abstracts and presentations are welcomed to submit proceeding papers and full-length paper for peer-review process and possible publication.

-Proceedings papers will be officially peer-reviewed after the conference to be included in the book of proceedings. All accepted papers will be published in a book of proceedings and indexed in Science Citation Index (SCI) and Scopus.  

-Additionally, all participants are invited to submit their high-quality full-length papers for peer-review and, if accepted, publication in the Focus Issue of the journal of Smart Materials and Structures.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts, full-length journal papers and proceedings papers. For further information please contact info@4dprintings.com.4

Important Dates

– Submission for Abstracts Opens: 15 March 2023

– Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 August 2023

– Registration/Payment Deadline: 20 August 2023

– Conference Days: 7-8 September 2023

– Proceeding Papers Submission Deadline: 31 December 2023

4DMDA 2023 talks schedule is avialable: 4DMDA 2023 Schedule -Atlanta Time -7-8 Septemebr

Plenary Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Technical Committee


If you require a visa to attend the conference and need an invitation letter to support your application, we are happy to assist you. To request an invitation letter, please contact us at [info@4dprintings.com] with your full name, address, and other relevant details after registration so the organizer can provide an invitation letter to help facilitate your visa application process. We recommend that you begin the visa application process as early as possible to ensure sufficient time for processing.


We recommend that attendees book their accommodation. Below is a list of hotels:

GT Hotel close to the Conference Center

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel: 866 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites: 97 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA

Home 2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown: 975 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 

Courtyard Atlanta Midtown: 1132 Techwood Dr, Atlanta, GA

Residence Inn by Marriot Atlanta Midtown Georgia Tech: 1041 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA

Please note that attendees are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements. We encourage you to make your reservations early to ensure availability and to take advantage of any special rates that may be available.

We look forward to welcoming you to Atlanta and to the conference. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.conference


The registration fees for online and in-person speakers and audiences differ as listed in the following. All participants will gain full access to the two-day online conference and recorded presentations. This is a heavily discounted price, and a special offer for online student speakers. The in-person registration also includes a banquet.


– Online Speaker (regular): £250

– Online Speaker (student): £150

– Non-speaker (audience): £100

– In-person Speaker (regular): £350

– In-person Speaker (student): £200

Be sure that at least one author/delegate, or audience member registers to attend the conference using the online registration system. Each paper must have at least one author/delegate registered, with the payment received by the registration deadline (see Important Dates) to avoid being withdrawn from the conference. Authors are allowed to submit additional abstracts for an extra charge of £100.

Registrations are being taken via Eventbrite using the following link:


4DMDA 2023 talks schedule is avialable Here.