Helena Oi Lun Li
Assistant Professor :
Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya
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Living organisms produce a wide variety of materials
at room temperature and atmospheric pressure. Moreover, each
produced material plays a key role in each function in
biological systems. "Biomimetic materials processing
(BMMP)" is defined as the design and synthesis of new functional
materials by refining knowledge and understanding of related
biological products, structures, functions and processes. Hence
BMMP is not a simple imitation of biological materials
processes, but is advanced materials processing for bionics,
electronics, photonics, mechanics and etc. BMMP offers starting
visions of materials processing for a sustainable future.
Generally speaking, unique features of materials processing in biological systems are as follows: first, preferential proceeding of reactions with time and space; and second, highly developed organization of fine structures and forms. This biological material processing is actually performed by self-organization of molecular assemblies and molecular recognition at interfacial reaction sites. Therefore, it is necessary to introduce the techniques of self-assembling and interfacial molecular recognition into BMMP.
In view of strong interests on the development of BMMP, the objective of this symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of recent advances in research, development, and applications of BMMP and related matters including "Biomimetics, Biomimics and Biomimicry".
- 1. Basics of Biomimetic Materials Processing
- Self-organization, Molecular Recognition, Biomineralization, Process-mimetics, Function-mimertics,
Characterization, Nano-structure Formation, Patterning, etc.
- 2. Biomaterials, Biomimetic Materials and Biologically Inspired Materials
- Functions, Forms, Structures, Properties, Composites, etc.
- 3. Applications
- Medical Applications, Pharmaceutical Applications, Optical applications, Electronic Applications, Mechanical Applications, Chemical Applications, Coating Applications, etc.
- 4. Related Topics
- Biosensor, Solar Cell, Photocatalysis, Simulation, Ecological Designs, etc.
- 5. Characterization
- Scanning Probe Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, etc.