Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver
Denver, Colorado, United States
4 - 8 March 2018
Conference
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VIII
Important
Dates
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Abstract Due:
21 August 2017

Author Notification:
30 October 2017

Manuscript Due Date:
5 February 2018

Conference
Cosponsors
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Conference
Committee
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Conference Chair
Conference Co-Chairs
Program Committee
  • Javaan S. Chahl, Univ. of South Australia (Australia)
  • Vincenzo Fiumara, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
  • Olaf Karthaus, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Mathias Kolle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)

Program Committee continued...
  • Kostya Kornev, Clemson Univ. (United States)
  • Bert Müller, Basel Univ. Hospital (Switzerland)
  • Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
  • Akira Saito, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
  • Kathleen Stebe, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
  • Cordt Zollfrank, Technische Univ. München (Germany)

Call for
Papers
Engineered biomimicry, comprising bioinspiration, biomimetics, and bioreplication, takes ideas and concepts from nature to implement them in different fields of science and technology, ranging from engineering to computing, aiming at the development of novel devices with tailored functionalities. This rapidly evolving field, given the broad technological advances which allow approaching the sophistication of biological systems, is highly multidisciplinary in nature. As such, it embraces aspects related to physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, nanotechnology, neuroscience, mechanical properties, computing and control, design integration, optimization, multifunctionality, multicontrollability, and cost effectiveness.

The eighth edition of this conference welcomes contributions from industry, academia, and government research organizations. Topics of interest cover any relevant aspects of engineered biomimicry, from theoretical considerations, production, and characterization to practical applications.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • fundamental processes (aerodynamics, adhesion, superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning, nano and microfluidics, structural colors, rheology, photonics, locomotion, visual systems)
  • materials (biomaterials, composites, high-strength membranes, ultralightweight structures)
  • detection/sensor systems (electronic noses and tongues, photonic devices)
  • devices (multifunctional devices, miniature devices, neuromorphic devices and systems, polarizers)
  • applications (robotics, architecture, biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, marine applications, communications and informatics, functional/decorative coatings)
  • energy and resource efficiency
  • biobeneficial bioinspiration.
The conference will include several invited talks, contributed talks, and posters.

The Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VIII conference chairs will choose the Best Student Paper Award from their conference. This award is sponsored by the Optical Society of Southern California. A cash prize will be given to the first, second, and third place winners.
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