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Symposium 27

Biomimetics and Bioinspired Processing of Advanced Ceramics

Biomimetics and bioinspired processing of advanced ceramics involves mimicking or drawing inspiration from the strategies and processes used by nature to develop advanced ceramic materials with a high degree of control over their microstructure, mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical and various physical chemical properties. Structural and morphological features such as those found in seashells, bones, wood, self-assembly materials, as well as calcareous concretions and cements, zeolites and self-healing materials can all be produced from bio-related processes. Biomimetic processing has applications in a broad range of fields, such as glass/ceramic production, thin film deposition, durable structures construction, biomedical implants fabrication, aerospace and biomedical engineering as well as nanomaterials and nanobiotechnology. Bioinspired techniques can also be used to improve the cost-effectiveness of production and fabrication of certain ceramic materials as well as decreasing the environmental impact of the production process. By utilizing biomimetic strategies, advanced ceramics can be produced with improved performance and reduced energy input into the manufacturing process.

Proposed sessions
ª Biomineralization and self-assembling materials
ª Biomimicry principles and processing
ª Bioinspired design and synthesis of novel materials
ª Biomimetic ceramics for biomedical application
ª Advanced fabrication techniques for bioinspired ceramics

- Chang Du (Points of Contact), South China University of Technology, China, duchang@scut.edu.cn
- Zhaoyong Zou (Points of Contact), Wuhan University of Technology, China, zzou@whut.edu.cn
- Qunfeng Cheng, Beihang University, China
- Maria Yuelian Liu, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Xiupeng Wang, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
- Ling Li, Virginia Tech, USA
- Xiumei Wang, Tsinghua University, China
- Xiangdong Kong, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, China
- M. Zubair Iqbal, Materials Science Society of Pakistan, Pakistan
- Insup Noh, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea

Keynote Speakers

  Shuhong Yu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  Tentative Title: To be confirmed
  Brief Bio: To be confirmed
To be confirmed
  David Kisailus, University of California, Irvine, USA
  Tentative Title: To be confirmed
  Brief Bio: To be confirmed
To be confirmed
  Stephan E. Wolf, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  Tentative Title: Biomineralisation in bivalves: Inspiring Blueprints for Advanced Hybrid and Graded Ceramics
  Brief Bio: To be confirmed
To be confirmed
  Ling Li, Virginia Tech, USA
  Tentative Title: Biological Ceramic Optical Materials: Structure, Properties, and Formation
  Brief Bio: Dr. Ling Li is currently an Associate Professor and Mary V. Jones Faculty
Fellow of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. Dr. Li obtained his B.S. (2008) and Ph.D. (2014) degrees both in Materials Science and Engineering from NUS and MIT, respectively. He conducted his postdoctoral study at Harvard prior to his position at Virginia Tech. His research aims to understand the fundamental structure-property relationships and formation mechanisms of biological structural materials via a combination of experimental and computational approaches, and to develop bio-inspired structural and multifunctional materials. Dr. Li has received several prestigious awards, including Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award (2016), AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2018), Outstanding Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech (2019), 3M Non-Tenure Faculty Award (2020), NSF CAREER Award (2020), and College of Engineering Faculty Fellow (2022). His research has been published in Science (three articles with two covers), PNAS, Nature Materials, Nature Communication, and etc., which are widely reported by many media outlets, such as ScienceDaily, Yahoo News, Discovery News, etc.

Invited Speakers

  Yong Zhao, Beihang University, China
  Tentative Title: Bioinspired Ceramic Hollow Nanofibers: Precise Fabrication and Energy/Catalysis Applications
  Han Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  Tentative Title: Bioinspired Photonic Thermal Regulation Materials
  Zengqian Liu, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Tentative Title: Bioinspired Nacre-like Ceramic-polymer Composites Towards Dental Applications
  Huailing Gao, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  Tentative Title: Coupled Biomimetic Structures Impart Ceramic-polymer Composites with Enhanced Mechanical Properties
  Zhaoyong Zou, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Crystallization Pathways of Amorphous Materials
  Hang Ping, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Generation of Megapascal Contractile Stress Via Intrafibrillar Collagen Mineralization
  Wei Huang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  Tentative Title: Bioinspired Impact Resistant Materials and Structures
  Zhen Yin, Tongji University, China
  Tentative Title: Overcoming Brittleness Through Seashell-inspired Architectures
  Bingqiang Lu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  Tentative Title: Spontaneous Oriented Growth of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate and Its Implications in Biomineralization
  Yin Ning, Jinan University, China
  Tentative Title: Controlled Deformation of Soft Nanogel Particles Generates Artificial Biominerals with Ordered Internal Structure
  Xinyu Wang, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy
                         of Sciences, China
  Tentative Title: Bio-inorganic Hybrid Living Materials Enabled by Bacterial Biofilms
  Sijie Wan, Beihang University, China
  Tentative Title: To be confirmed
  Qiuhong Zhang, Hangzhou Institute for Advanced Study, University
                               of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  Tentative Title: Biomineralized Functional Plasma Nanomaterials and Biological Applications