8th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues

15-19 December 2019 | Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, USA

Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues (ICMOBT), which will take place from 15-19 December 2019 in Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.

Organised every two years, 8th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues provides a unique international forum for researchers and practicing engineers from different disciplines to interact and exchange their latest results.

Best Poster Award Winners

Mechanical concepts are vital for living systems, for their stability, flexibility, locomotion and survival. In the course of evolution, materials were identified that help organisms fulfil these various functions. From them, materials scientists draw special inspiration for their own engineering solutions. Likewise, humans have always sought new material concepts that assist them in overcoming their health limitations.

The field of implant materials is now moving from static concepts to dynamic biomaterials that can adapt to stimuli from the living environment. It is an exciting time for biomaterial research.

The 8th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues will bring together the different communities to discuss new materials concepts, their modeling and simulation, biological and biomedical functions, and finally applications of bioinspired designs.

Do not miss this opportunity to meet the leaders in their field, while enjoying the great setting, the beaches and volcanoes. A truly creative environment!

Conference Topics

Poster abstracts are invited on the below topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.

Materials development and analysis

  • New concepts for implant materials (additive manufacturing; orthopedicorthopedic, dental, neural implants; soft and hard tissue replacement)
  • Dynamic biomaterials, self-organization, self-healing, and mechanochemical responsiveness
  • Measurement methods for mechanical properties, biocompatibility, tribology and haptics
  • Microstructure-property relationships for biological and implant materials
  • Advanced characterization methods (spectral CT, in-situ and liquid cell TEM, synchrotron methods, small angle scattering)
  • Micromechanics of biological materials (bone, cartilage, tissue, arteries, teeth)

Modeling and simulation of biomaterials and tissues

  • Multiscale modelling and simulation of tissue mechanical properties
  • Modeling of soft tissue, hydrogels, and interpenetrating networks
  • Skin mechanics, haptics and tactile response
  • Simulation and optimization of implant materials
  • Modeling of self-organization, self-healing, and mechanochemistry in biomaterials
  • Modeling of cell-material interactions, uptake and toxicological response
  • Applications of machine learning

Biological interactions and biomedical functions

  • New materials concepts for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
  • Quantification of cell dynamics, adhesion and proliferation
  • Advanced imaging methods of biological surfaces and cell components
  • In vivo studies of implant performance, implications for surgical procedures
  • Mechanobiology, sensing and actuation

Concepts and applications of bioinspired designs

  • Biological inspiration, biomimetic materials and biomimicry (adhesion, wetting, non-fouling, anti-icing, aerodynamics and aeroacoustics)
  • Hierarchical structure formation, surface patterning and functionalization (multifunctional material concepts, drug release strategies)
  • Reliability and performance limits of bioinspired solutions, sustainability and efficiency improvement
  • Bioinspired concepts in applications, medical devices and commercialization

Supporting publication

Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials



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