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Biomimetics: from nature to applications - ONE DAY MEETING

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A one-day interdisciplinary scientific meeting covering Biomimicry in its different aspects and its varied applications. OPEN TO ALL who are interested.

Organiser: Dr Silvia Vignolini

PROGRAMME

09.00-09.15 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

09.15-09.20 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Morning sessions commence:

09.20-10.00 Professor Mathias Kolle Department of Mechanical Engineering. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge USA “Bio-inspired photonics Materials”

10.00-10.40 Professor Guiseppe Battaglia Chemistry Department, University College London “Molecular Bionics: principles and applications”

10.40-11.10 COFFEE

11.10-11.50 Professor Ingo Burgert Institute for Building Materials, ETHZ , Zurich, Switzerland “Bio-inspired Wood Materials”

11.50-12.30 Professor Fiona Meldrum School of Chemistry, University of Leeds UK “Breaking the Rules: Nature’s Crystal Methods”

12.30-13.15 LUNCH

Afternoon sessions commence:

13.15-13.55 Professor Ulrich Steiner Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland “How Nature Makes Materials”

13.55-14.35 Professor Frederic Guittard University of Nice, France “Molecular conceptions and their impact on the wettability from bio-inspired models”

14.35-15.15 Dr Melinda J Duer Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge “Biomimetic mineralization: developing a new moded of bone material”

15.15-15.45 AFTERNOON TEA

15.45-16.15 Dr Mirko Kovac Faculty of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College, London “Bio-inspired Robot Design, from natue to robotics and back”

16.15-16.55 Paul Barker Chemistry Department, University of Cambridge “Biomimetics in nanotechnology”

16.55-17.05 FINAL REMARKS AND MEETING CLOSES

A buffet lunch will be available at a cost of £5 in advance or £6.50 on the day. Numbers for the luncheon are limited and an advance purchase is recommended to guarantee a place. Please contact the Executive Secretary for a voucher.

The first 120 Fellows of the Society to apply will be offered a complimentary luncheon voucher.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Philosophical Society series.

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