Scope of the Symposium:
Living organisms are able to grow mineralized tissues with remarkable multiscale architectures and properties using sustainable processes and building blocks. Design principles underlying the architecture of these biological materials reveal new pathways to produce ceramics and ceramic-based composites with unprecedented properties or that fulfill application needs using environmental-friendly processes and chemistries. This has led to exciting research aimed at better understanding structure-property relationships in natural materials and at devising processing routes that could enable the replication of key biological design principles in synthetic materials. The goal of this symposium is to foster the dialogue between the ceramic community and researchers active in the area of bioinspired materials to discuss further possible avenues that can be pursued in this exciting interdisciplinary field.
Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas:
List of confirmed invited speakers:
|André R. Studart
André R. Studart is Associate Professor for Complex Materials at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He obtained his BSc and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. Before his faculty appointment, André worked as post-doctoral fellow at ETH Zurich and Harvard University. He is currently Director of the ETH Zurich Competence Centre for Materials and Processes. Research in his group covers a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, including soft matter, bioinspired materials, microfluidics, additive manufacturing and functional materials.