Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SSN01
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication X
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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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)
  • Laurent A. Francis, Univ. Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
  • Jae-Hung Han, KAIST (Republic of Korea)

Program Committee continued...
  • Olaf Karthaus, Chitose Institute of Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Kwang Jin Kim, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas (United States)
  • Mathias Kolle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
  • Bert Müller, Univ. Basel (Switzerland)
  • Maurizio Porfiri, NYU Tandon School of Engineering (United States)
  • Akira Saito, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Call for
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 tenth 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 Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication X 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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