Symposium O
Mining Smartness From Nature
From Bio-inspired Materials to Bionic Systems

ZhenDong DAI, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Toshio FUKUDA, Nagoya University, Japan
Kenneth SANDHAGE, Purdue University, USA
Julian VINCENT, University of Oxford, UK (Programme Chair)
Hans ARWIN, Linkoping University, Sweden
Nurit ASHKENASY, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Hilary BART-SMITH, University of Virginia, USA
Bharat BHUSHAN, Ohio State University, USA
Vincent BULONE, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Ashutosh CHILKOTI, Duke University, USA
Hiroshi ENDO, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Peter FRATZL, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Susan A. FROST, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Stanislav N. GORB, University of Kiel, Germany
Simon D. GUEST, University of Cambridge, UK
Frédéric GUITTARD, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France
Auke Jan IJSPEERT, EPFL, Switzerland
Ki-Hun JEONG, KAIST, South Korea
Lei JIANG, Institute of Chemistry, CAS, China
Pasi J. KALLIO, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
MinJun KIM, Drexel University, USA
Hidetoshi KOBAYASHI, Osaka University, Japan
Yuji KUWAHARA, Osaka University, Japan
Giulia LANZARA, University of “Roma Tre”, Italy
Jennifer A. LEWIS, Harward University, USA
Xiaogang LIU, National University of Singapore, Singapore
John H. LONG, Jr., Vassar College, USA
Stephen MANN, University of Bristol, UK
Sylvain MARTEL, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Raul J. MARTIN PALMA, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Fiona MELDRUM, University of Leeds, UK
Achim MENGES, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Keisuke MORISHIMA, Osaka University, Japan
Jwa-Min NAM, Seoul National University, South Korea
Roger D. QUINN, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Franziska SCHENK, Birmingham City University, UK
Nadrian C. SEEMAN, New York University, USA
Friedrich C. SIMMEL, Technical University Munich, Germany
Robert E. SKELTON, University of California, San Diego, USA
Ian F.C. SMITH, EPFL, Switzerland
N.A.J.M. SOMMERDIJK, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
André R. STUDART, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Panos TRAHANIAS, University of Crete, Greece
Gerhard VON DER EMDE, University of Bonn, Germany
Marc WEISSBURG, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Hao YAN, Arizona State University, USA
Bai YANG, Jilin University, China
Di ZHANG, Shanghai JiaoTong University, China
Hans-Juergen BUTT, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany
Ashutosh CHILKOTI, Duke University, USA
ZhenDong DAI, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China
Susana FERNANDES, KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Peer FISCHER, Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
Claudia FLECK, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Zhiwu HAN, Jilin University, China
Gijs KRIJNEN, University of Twente, Netherlands
Giulia LANZARA, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
Qingwen LI, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics, China
Heiner LINKE, Lund University, Sweden
Poramate MANOONPONG, The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, Denmark
Yael POLITI, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
Francesco RICCI, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Ferdinando M. RODRIGUEZ Y BAENA/Riccardo SECOLI, Imperial College London, UK
Akira SAITO, Osaka University, Japan
Kenneth SANDHAGE, Purdue University, USA
Franziska SCHENK, Birmingham City University, UK
Vladimir V. TSUKRUK, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Silvia VIGNOLINI / Olimpia ONELLI, University of Cambridge, UK
Bodo WILTS, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Switzerland
Di ZHANG, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Nature has been engineering its creations for millions of years and evolution has resolved many of nature challenges leading to highly effective solutions achieved by minimal use of resources. A deep insight into the intelligent and complex laws of nature governing biological events is a key of immense potential to discover highly effective and efficient ways in which life’ s strategies can be successfully applied to human systems for long-term sustainability. Novel and efficient materials, structures, tools and processes have already resulted from mimicking or adapting mechanisms and capabilities from nature and more may be envisaged for the near future because of :  i- the increased understanding of the biological world and how to manage matter down to the atomic scale; ii- the development of novel algorithms and theories, and iii- the exponentially increasing power for computation and multi-scale simulation of processes, materials, structures and whole systems. Objective of this symposium, that follows the ones on the same subject held in the frames of CIMTEC 2008 and 2012, is to merge biological information with materials science, engineering and medical sciences at the purpose of exploring new ideas and accomplishments, for the practice of bio-inspired design to gather momentum and offer innovative solutions. Sessions will encompass a broad spectrum of biologically inspired technologies and will cover new achievements in biological mechanisms as models for mimicking, bio-inspired materials, bio-sensors, bio-actuators, adaptive and autonomous structures, bio-photonics, bio-inspired robots, intelligent software, systems and control, etc. for applications ranging from energy and environment, home, sport and leisure, to aerospace structures, medical diagnostics and therapeutics and information technology.
Session Topics

O-1 Algorithms, mechanisms and structures in nature as inspiration for mimicking

Evolution strategy as a mean of optimisation; Modelling and simulation of biological mechanisms; Biomechanics, DNA origami, self replication; Theory, modelling, numerical simulation of processes, properties and behaviour of nano to macro biological structures and systems.

O-2 Bio-inspired and bio-enabled materials and manufacturing

•  Biomineralization, biomimetic processing, self-assembly, template-directed synthesis, patterning ...
•  DNA-/peptide/protein-/lipid-based hierarchically organized functional structures; organic/inorganic hybrid composites, fibers, coatings, functionally graded materials; lighweight/self-healing/damping/self-adaptive materials...

O-3 Functional bio-inspired surfaces and interfaces

Sticking/anti-adhesive/superhydrofobic/self-cleaning/thermo- and hydro- regulating/anti friction/drag
reduction/sound generation,/defense surfaces; reversible stimuli-sensitive biointerfaces; multifunctional
bio-inspired surfaces. Bionanointerfaces.

O-4 Bio-inspired sensors and actuators

•  Bio-sensing and sensors: visual and acoustic, smell and taste, infrared, distance, electric and magnetic field, fluid flow, strain, flow, optical, tactile, artificial nose, artificial tongue, etc.
   Bio-inspired smart sensor networks
•  Bio-inspired actuators, nano actuators
   Biomolecular sensors and actuators

O-5 Biologically inspired systems and robotics

•  Signal processing, micro and molecular machines, Neuromorphic devices
•  Haptic interfaces and systems; Power supplies and harvesting; Control algorithms and systems; Cognition; Cyber technology; Mobility; Energetically autonomous robots; Biomimetic techniques for expressive animation
•  Bio-MEMSINEMS; Bio-nanorobotics

O-6 Bio-inspired optics and photonics

Nature strategies to control light. 3D natural photonic architectures.Structural colors. Self-assembly of tunable hierarchical biophotonic structures. Smart optical coatings, color-tunable biophotonic fibers, bioinspired light collectors, photonic encryption systems, biophotonic MEMS, plasmonic structures…

O-7 Biologically inspired functional/smart structures

Morphing/deployable/packable structures. Nastic structures. Compliant structures. Lightweight structures. Autonomous smart structures and systems.

O-8 Ongoing and perspective applications of bio-inspired technologies

Special Session O-9
Biomimetic Design and Motion Control in Autonomous and Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles

Special Session O-10
Biomimetic Morphing of  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


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