Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication VIII

Sun, 2018/03/04 - Thu, 2018/03/08
Denver, CO

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. 

Important Dates

Abstract Due:            21 August 2017
Author Notification:    30 October 2017
Manuscript Due Date: 5 February 2018
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