Materials & Nanoscience

The Physical Structure, Function of Biological and Bioinspired Soft Matter (#347)

Biological and Bioinspired Soft Matter is an emerging field at the intersection of chemistry, materials science, physics and biology. It combines the chemistry and physics of biological self-organization, the material science of hierarchical structures and the biomimetic engineering of multifunctional bionsipired materials. This symposium will include topics, but not necessarily limited to, dealing with biological and biosinspired self-healing materials, surface wettability, superfibers, adhesives. The intent of the symposium is to exploit the unique opportunity afforded by Pacifichem 2015 to foster discussions, interactions, and collaborations between chemists and biomedical/biomaterials scientists and engineers. These communities do not have many opportunities to interact, an important outcome of this symposium will be to enhance the understanding among the various communities and to be a catalyst for interactions among researchers working in an interdisciplinary fashion; The symposium will include contributed and invited talks by speakers representing a variety of scientific disciplines dealing with materials science, biology, chemical engineering, physics and polymer science among others. Themes of interest represented by this symposium will include topics dealing with biological and biosinspired self-healing materials, surface wettability, superfibers, adhesives, structural color, energy harvesting, actuators, sensor, and metamaterials in and from Nature that form the basis of new devices among others will be discussed.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015