Sixth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials

Featured speakers symposium A: Biohybrids, biomaterials and biological materials

Featured speakers

Lia Addadi

Weizmann Institute, Israel

Lia Addadi started her career with studies on fundamental principles of stereochemistry and molecular recognition in crystals.

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Joanna Aizenberg

Harvard University, USA

Joanna Aizenberg pursues a broad range of research interests that include biomimetics, smart materials, wetting phenomena, bio-nano interfaces, self-assembly, crystal engineering, surface chemistry, structural color and biomineralization. She received the B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1981, the M.S. degree in Physical Chemistry in 1984 from Moscow State University, and the Ph.D. degree in Structural Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1996.

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Lennart Bergstrom

Stockholm University, Sweden

Lennart Bergström is Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University in Sweden where he also currently serve as Dean of Chemistry.

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Peter Fratzl

Max Planck Institute, Germany

Peter Fratzl is director at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, heading the Department of Biomaterials. He received an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, France, and a doctorate in Physics from the University of Vienna, Austria. He is honorary professor at Humboldt University Berlin and at Potsdam University.

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Kazunori Kataoka

The University of Tokyo and the Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion, Japan

Kazunori Kataoka, Ph.D. is a Professor at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, and the Director General of the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM) at the Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion.

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Ali Khademhosseini


Ali Khademhosseini is the Levi Knight Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering and Radiology and the Founding Director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics at University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). He joined UCLA in Nov. 2017 from Harvard University where he was Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and a faculty at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology and the Wyss Institute.  At Harvard, he directed the Biomaterials Innovation Research Center (BIRC) a world renown bioengineering initiative which comprised of over 100 researchers.

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Eugenia Kumacheva

The University of Toronto, Canada

Eugenia Kumacheva's research interests focuse on the fundamental and applied science of soft matter: polymers, nanometer and micrometer-size colloids, gels, and liquid crystals. One of the powerful approaches developed in her group is the self-assembly of nanoparticles in structures with controllable geometry and complexity.

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Sébastien Lecommandoux

University of Bordeaux, France

Sébastien Lecommandoux is Full Professor at the University of Bordeaux (Bordeaux-INP). He is Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO-CNRS) and is leading the group “Polymers Self-Assembly and Life Sciences”.

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Luis M. Liz-Marzán

CIC, Spain

Luis Liz-Marzán is Ikerbasque Professor and Scientific Director of the Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials, CIC biomaGUNE, in San Sebastian (Spain), since September 2012.

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João F. Mano

University of Aveiro, Portugal

João F. Mano (CEng, PhD, DSc) is a Full Professor at the Chemistry Department of University of Aveiro, Portugal, and director of the COMPASS Research Group, from the Associated Laboratory CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials.

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Samuel Stupp

Northwestern University, USA

Samuel Stupp is Board of Trustees Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University.

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