Symposium C1. Biomimetic Materials---Characterization, Chemistry and Self-Assembly

Prof. Po-Yu ChenNational Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Shiao-Wei KuoNational Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan


Most biological (natural) materials are composites with complex structures and remarkable properties, which have risen from hundreds of millions years of evolution. The distinguishing characteristics, such as self-assembly, structural hierarchy, multi-functionality, and environmental adaptability, have continued to inspire scientists and engineers in the design and synthesis of novel materials with superior properties.  Bio-mimetic material is a new and growing field in bio-related materials research and has attracted increasing attention in recent years. This symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from biology, chemistry, physics, and materials science and engineering fields to present and discuss the latest studies and achievement in this area.


  1. Characterization of biological (natural) materials
  2. Self-assembly and chemistry of organic/inorganic structures and composites
  3. Bio-mimetic processing, materials and structures
  4. Bio-mimetic surfaces and interfaces (e.g., wettability, adhesion, friction, anti-fouling, anti-microbial properties)
  5. Bio-mimetic multi-functional materials
  6. Multi-scale modeling and simulation of biological and bio-mimetic materials

Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers (tentative):
1. Prof. Tongxiang FanShanghai Jiao Tong University, China
2. Prof. Haimin YaoHong Kong Polytechnic University, China
3. Prof. Tao ChenNingbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, CAS, China
4. Prof. Yi-Chang ChungNational University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
5. Prof. Hongta YangNational Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
6. Dr. Chun-Hong KuoInstitute of Chemistry Academia Sinica, Taiwan