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Bioinspired Materials: Natural Materials and Their Bioinspired Counterparts

Academic or specialist Colloquium / Congress / Forum
07.08.2022 20:30 - 12.08.2022 17:00

Nature produces a wide range of materials with fascinating properties that are often taken as a source of inspiration to produce new, man-made materials with superior properties. This international conference will focus on the fabrication and characterization of materials made by nature and feature examples that demonstrate how we can learn from nature to build bio-inspired materials. The conference aims to provide a venue for bringing together researchers that characterize natural materials, researchers that investigate mechanisms by which such materials are produced, and researchers that take cues from nature to fabricate new biomimetic and bioinspired materials. The conference will feature focus session on different topics including:

• Biomineralization and bio-inspired hard materials
• Bio-inspired soft materials
• From living organisms to soft robots
• Bio-inspired supramolecular assemblies
• Colloids for optics and beyond

When? 07.08.2022 20:30    -    12.08.2022 17:00
Where? Radisson Blu Hotel Reussen
Bärengasse 1
6490 Andermatt
speaker Lia Addadi (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
Henrik Birkedal (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Peter Fratzl (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany)
Holger Frauenrath (EPFL, Switzerland)
Pupa Gilbert (University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA)
Stanislav Gorb (Kiel University, Germany)
Marleen Kamperman (University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Robert Katzschmann (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Harm-Anton Klok (EPFL, Switzerland)
Mathias Kolle (MIT, USA)
LaShanda Korley (University of Delaware, USA)
Daeyeon Lee (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Stephen Mann (University of Bristol, UK)
Michael Mayer (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Switzerland)
Anna Rising (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
Thomas Scheibel (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Daniel Van Opdenbosch (TU Munich, Germany)
Nicolas Vogel (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Andreas Walther (University of Mainz, Germany)
Marcy Zenobi-Wong (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Contact bioinspired2022
Stephen Schrettl
Chemin des Verdiers 4
1700 Fribourg

Deadline for abstract submission: June 6th, 2022 Deadline for registration: July 31st, 2022 Limited slots for oral presentation are available and there will be two poster sessions


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