Bioinspired Materials

Natural Materials and Their Bioinspired Counterparts

International conference on bioinspired materials 
from Aug. 7-12, 2022
in Andermatt, Switzerland.
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

The conference will be opened on Sunday (August 7th) by a plenary talk given by: 

Lia Addadi (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

and contributions from the following invited speakers are confirmed:

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)
Stefan Guldin (University College London, UK)
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)
Michael Mayer (Adolphe Merkle Institute, Switzerland)
Anna Rising (Karolinska Institute, Sweden)
Thomas Scheibel (University of Bayreuth, Germany)​​​​​​​
Nicolas Vogel (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Andreas Walther (University of Mainz, Germany)
Marcy Zenobi-Wong (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

The program will feature invited lectures, presentations by junior researchers, poster sessions and, most importantly, plenty of time between sessions and in the afternoons for interactions and inter-disciplinary discussions. Participants are strongly encouraged to stay for the whole duration of the conference.

The organizing committee is looking forward to welcome you in Andermatt, 
Esther Amstad (EPFL, CH) 
Stephen Schrettl (TU Munich, Germany)
Please check here for more information regarding the conference venue and how to get there.
Come here for information on registration and hotel reservation.
Please check here got information regarding the preparation and submission of abstracts.
You will find the conference program here in due course.
This conference is supported by the following organisations:
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