1st International Conference and Scientific Exhibition on Living Materials Systems

The conference aims to bring together international researchers from various scientific fields such as biology, chemistry, engineering, materials sciences, philosophy, psychology, and sustainability for an in-depth exchange of knowledge with respect to materials systems exhibiting life-like properties and functions.

Topics

  • Energy autonomy
    Solar, thermal and mechanical energy harvesting, and storage
  • Adaptivity
    Response to the environment, training and learning
  • Longevity
    Avoiding, removing, and coping with damage
  • Societal implications
    Sustainability, psychological acceptance and decisions, and philosophy and ethics
  • Demonstrators
    Proof-of-concept demonstrators, prototypical products

Selected Speakers

  • Jean-Marie Lehn, University of Strasbourg, France (Nobel Laureate)
  • Barbara Mazzolai, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
  • Zoubeida Ounaies, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Yuji Suzuki, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Hayden Taylor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Nancy Tuana, Penn State University, USA
  • Sybrand van der Zwaag, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Bilge Baytekin, Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Katja Corcoran, University of Graz, Austria
  • Marc Desmulliez, Heriot Watt University, UK
  • Alexandra Houssaye, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, France
  • Olli Ikkala, Aalto University, Finland
  • Achim Menges, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Kornelius Nielsch, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Germany
  • Ullrich Steiner, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Ted Toadvine, Penn State University, USA
  • Roman Truckenmüller, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Marek Urban, Clemson University, USA
  • Christoph Weder, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

 

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