Abstract submission deadline – 21 June 2019
Author registration & Early bird deadline – 20 September 2019
This conference is organised by Elsevier.
Jamie J. Kruzic
School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Professor Jay Kruzic is Deputy Head of the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.
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His research focuses on the mechanical behavior of a wide range of materials, including metals, ceramics, intermetallics, biomaterials, and biological tissues such as teeth, bones, and skin.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Markus J. Buehler is the McAfee Professor of Engineering at MIT, and Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. In his research, Buehler pursues new modeling, design and manufacturing approaches for advanced biomaterials that offer greater resilience and a wide range of controllable properties from the nano to the macroscale.
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His interests include a diversity of functional material properties including mechanical, optical and biological, linking chemical features, hierarchical and multiscale structures, to functional performance in the context of physiological, pathological and other extreme conditions. He has published several hundred scholarly articles on materials design and modeling, and authored several books. His most recent book "Biomateriomics" presents a new paradigm for the analysis of bio-inspired materials and structures to devise new biomaterial platforms, and using a mathematical categorization approach that connects insights from disparate fields such as materials, structures to music and language.
Buehler has received numerous awards and recognitions, including Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award for exceptional distinction in teaching and in research or scholarship, the highest honor bestowed on young MIT faculty. Other major awards include the Alfred Noble Prize, the Leonardo da Vinci Award, the Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, the TMS Robert Lansing Hardy Award, the MRS Outstanding Young Investigator and the IEEE Holm Conference Morton Antler Lecture Award, and many other recognitions from professional societies. He is also recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the United States Air Force Young Investigator Award, the Navy Young Investigator Award, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, as well as the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. He was an invitee at several National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposia and has delivered several plenary lectures at this forum. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and NANOSMAT Society. In 2016, he was awarded the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology. In 2018, Buehler was selected as Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics, recognizing his exceptional research performance demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.
Buehler is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science (SES), and has been elected to serve as President of the Society of Engineering Science in 2019. He served as the chair of several conferences, societal committees, and is actively involved in public outreach, as well as translation of basic research through entrepreneurship and startups.
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Professor Po-Yu Chen is Vice Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan.
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His research interests include multi-scale structural characterization and mechanical testing of biological materials, synthesis of bio-inspired and biomedical materials, multi-functional surface science and technologies.
Ulrike G.K. Wegst
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA
Professor Ulrike Wegst is an Associate Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA. Her interests include the hierarchical structure and mechanical performance of natural materials, and the synthesis of multifunctional materials inspired by these.
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The research of her group focuses on structure-property-processing correlations in biomimetic and freeze-cast materials, the basic science of freeze casting, and the custom-design and manufacture of materials for biomedical and energy applications. In her outreach activities, she aims to enthuse for materials science and engineering through interdisciplinary projects with sports, food science, the arts, and music.
Eduard Artz, Leibniz Institute for New Materials and Saarland University, Germany
Francois Barthelat, McGill University, Canada
Horacio Espinosa, Northwestern University, USA
Kalpana S. Katti, North Dakota State University, USA
Ellen Kuhl, Stanford University, USA
C. T. Lim, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Joanna McKittrick, University of California, San Diego, USA
Marc Andre Meyers , UC San Diego, USA
Nicola Pugno, Univeristy of Trento, Italy
Robert O. Ritchie, University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Hannes C. Schniepp, The College of William & Mary, USA
Thomas Speck, Universität Freiburg, Germany
André Studart, ETH, Switzerland
David Taylor, Trinity College, Ireland
Ali Gilles Tchenguise Miserez Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Pekka Vallittu, University of Turko, Finland
H. Daniel Wagner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Anthony Weiss, The University of Sydney, Australia