SYMPOSIUM A: Biohybrids, biomaterials and biological materials
Combining advanced materials with biology has become one of the most innovative research fields. This symposium will highlight recent advances in the design of functional materials that mimic, or are inspired by, materials found in nature. Materials prepared using biological systems, including living organisms and renewable sources and materials, will also be covered. Nanostructural control for the delivery of biological molecules and cells will be reviewed. Another topic of focus will be hybrid materials specifically designed for biomedical applications.
Topics include bioinspired and biomimetic materials, biomineralisation, biosensors, biocatalysts and biotemplates, green materials, synthetic/biopolymer hybrids, nanomedicine and advanced implants, drug delivery, tissue engineering, dynamic and living materials, active materials and robotics.
- Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University, USA
- Anna C. Balazs, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- Jinwoo Cheon, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
- Helmut Cölfen, Universität Konstanz, Germany
- Luisa De Cola, Université de Strasbourg, France
- Wilhelm T. S. Huck, Radboud University, Nijmegen,The Netherlands
- Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard University / Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MA, USA
- Luis M. Liz-Marzán, CIC biomaGUNE, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
- Stephen Mann, University of Bristol, UK
- Christian Serre, Université de Versailles, France
- Paul Weiss, University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA
SYMPOSIUM B: Functional hybrid nanomaterials, nanocomposites and their applications
Hybrid nanocomposites offer unique advantage to enable integration, miniaturisation and multi-functionalisation of devices. This symposium will focus on nanochemistry and nanotectonic based approaches to hybrid materials, including polymer-matrix nanocomposites, hybrid nanomaterials and functional nanostructures. Equal attention will be paid to recent development in polymer science, metallic/oxide nanoparticle design and characterization/properties of the organic-inorganic interface at the nanoscale.
Topics include sol-gel derived hybrids, functional hybrid nanoparticles and nanotubes, functional nanostructures, nanoheterostructures, selforganisation of nanoobjects, nanocomposites, glassy composites; energy, environmental and structural hybrids; applications, modern methodologies for advanced materials characterization, bionanocomposites.
- Markus Antonietti, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Golm, Germany
- José M. Asua, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
- C. Jeffrey Brinker, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
- Etienne Duguet, Universite Bordeaux I, France
- Jiaxing Huang, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
- Lei Jiang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R.China, China
- Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto, Canada
- Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Melon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
- Petra Pötschke, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF), Dresden, Germany
- João Rocha, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
- Clément Sanchez, Collège de France, Paris, France
- Karen Winey, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Shu-Hong Yu, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P.R. China
SYMPOSIUM C: Functional porous materials
The ability to tailor materials properties over broad length scales suggests that research on hybrids can significantly impact diverse fields, such as nanophotonics, separation techniques, catalysis and smart coatings. This symposium will be dedicated to preparation and applications of porous hybrid materials, including zeolites, MOFs and meso/macroporous materials, with special emphasize on self-assembly and templated growth processing and rational design of hierarchical structures.
Topics include zeolites, MOFs, COFs, mesoporous materials, foams, macrocellular solids, hierarchically structured materials, clathrates, membranes, porous polymeric systems, carbon-related functional porous materials.
- Thomas Bein, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, München, Germany
- Christophe Copéret, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Avelino Corma, UPV-CSIC Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
- Urbano Díaz, Instituto de Tecnología Química (UPV-CSIC), Spain
- Susumu Kitagawa, Kyoto University, Japan
- Jeffrey R. Long, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
- Kazuki Nakanishi, Kyoto University, Japan
- Ferdi Schüth, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
- Michael Silverstein, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
- Bao-Lian Su, University of Namur (FUNDP), Belgium
- María Vallet-Regí, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
- Dongyuan Zhao, Fudan University, Shanghai, China