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10 October 2018 Bioinspired Materials 2018

Manchester, UK

The Bioinspired Materials conference 2018 is organized for the third time by a team of researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

It is an international conference with exciting speakers and will bring together the scientific community in the field of biomimetic sensors, materials chemistry, 3D-printing and tissue engineering.

14–17 October 2018 NICE 2018

Nice, France

The scientific and international N.I.C.E. (Nature Inspires Chemistry Engineers) Conferences are organized with the objective to share new developments in the growing field of bioinspired chemistry and materials and to understand new challenges that are being faced in this field of research. The NICE conference encompasses chemistry, biology and physics and gives a multi-disciplinary overview of biomimetic approaches to engineering new materials and systems.

Amongst the topics discussed at the conference: green chemistry, nanomaterials, renewable energy, stimuli-responsive materials, adhesive/anti-adhesive materials, functional polymers, biobased chemistry and materials. These topics are grouped in three main sessions: SmartTech, NanoTech and BioTech.

The conference takes place every two years in Nice (France) and gathers together researchers, managers, manufacturer and decision-makers with different backgrounds. The conference promotes,the exchange of ideas, open discussion of current research problems and the development of new ideas and collaborations aimed at finding eco-friendly, green, sustainable solutions to materials challenges that will have a lasting impact for generations.

7–9 November 2018 2nd International Youth Conference of Bionic Engineering (IYCBE2018)

Odense, Denmark

To meet the demand of the bionic scientists for academic communication, the 2nd International Youth Conference of Bionic Engineering (IYCBE2018) will be held on 7th-9th November 2018 in Odense, Denmark. This conference will be supported by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE), the Youth Committee of International Society of Bionic Engineering, and Frontiers in Neurorobotics and organized by the University of Southern Denmark, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Jilin University, and Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The objective of this interdisciplinary conference is to provide an international forum for youth or outstanding scientists and engineers around the world who are interested in the field of bionic science and engineering. All aspects of bionic science and engineering and application areas are welcome, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Bio-inspired Robotics
  • Bio-inspired Sensors and Actuators
  • Bio-inspired Energy Storage
  • Bio-inspired Flexible Electronics
  • Bio-Inspired Solar Cells
  • Biomimetic Engineering
  • Embodied Artificial Intelligence and Neurorobotics
  • Functional Morphology
  • Musculoskeletal Systems, Biomechanics
  • Biological Interface and Functionalization
  • Biomimetic Materials, Biomimetic Structures
  • Mechanics, Biomimetic Surfaces
  • Biomimetic Design Methodologies
  • Bionic Fluid, Biological Systems
  • Brain-Inspired Computing and Neuromorphic Systems

20–22 November 2018 3rd International Conference on Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives (ICBBA 2018)

Haifa, Israel

The Technion–Israel Institute of Technology is pleased to invite you to the 3rd International Conference on Biological and Biomimetic Adhesives (ICBBA 2018) that will take place from 20th November to 22nd November in Haifa, Israel, in co-operation with  the COST action CA 15216.

Building on the success of the two previous conferences in Lisbon and Istanbul, this conference attempts to bring together leading scientists, clinicians, engineers, and delegates from industry at the forefront of bioadhesion science and technology.

Conference themes

  • Bioinspired adhesive designs, formulations and applications 
  • Chemical and structural characterization of natural adhesives
  • Adhesives for healthcare applications 
  • Molecular mechanisms of bio-adhesion 
  • Bioadhesion prevention 
  • Catechol-based adhesives
  • Industrial challenges in adhesion

20–22 November 2018 NanoBio&Med 2018

Barcelona, Spain

The NanoBio&Med2018 is going to present the most recent international developments in the field of Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine and will provide a platform for multidisciplinary communication, new cooperations and projects to participants from both science and industry. Emerging and future trends of the converging fields of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Medicine will be discussed among industry, academia, governmental and non-governmental institutions. NanoBio&Med2018 will be the perfect place to get a complete overview into the state-of-the-art in those fields and also to learn about the research carried out and the latest results. The discussion in recent advances, difficulties and breakthroughs will be at his higher level.
An industrial forum will be organized to promote constructive dialogue between business and public leaders and put specific emphasis on the technologies and applications in the NanoBioMed sector.

12–15 December 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE ROBIO 2018)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2018) will be held Dec. 12-15, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The conference venue is Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, next to the Twin Towers and the Central Park. Please visit our official website for the detailed information.

As the 15th in the ROBIO conference series, IEEE ROBIO 2018 will be another tremendous event for fruitful intellectual and social interactions among colleagues and friends in robotics, biomimetics and related fields. The theme of ROBIO 2018 is Fusion of Robotics, Biomimetics and AI, reflecting ever growing interests in robotics and biomimetics, and rapid development in artificial intelligence. We solicit full-length, high-quality, and original papers on but not limited in the following topics:

  • New theory and technology in robotics and biomimetics
  • Bio-inspired robots, e.g., climbing, creeping, and walking robots
  • Soft robotics and liquid-metal robotics
  • Artificial intelligence in robotics
  • Autonomous mobile robots and manipulators
  • Space robots, aerial robots, and underwater robots
  • MEMS, NEMS, nano-technology, and micro/nano systems
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Smart sensors and actuators
  • Robotic vision and image processing
  • Multi-sensor data fusion and sensor networks
  • Multi-robot systems, swarm robots, and collaborative robots
  • Medical robotics, biomedical and rehabilitation engineering
  • Robotics in intelligent manufacturing
  • Applications of robotics and biomimetics

8–9 May 2019 Euro BioMAT 2019

Weimar, Germany

Call for Abstracts for the 5th Euro BioMAT 2019 - European Symposium and Exhibition on Biomaterials and Related Areas, Weimar (Germany)

The symposium Euro BioMAT 2019, 08.-09. May 2019, addresses the growing interest of science and industry in the different aspects of the creation, characterization, testing and application of biomaterials and closely related areas. The motivation is not only the recent scientific progress and new challenges in this exciting, strongly interdisciplinary field of science and engineering. Materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biologists in industrial R&D as well as medical professionals are increasingly facing situations, where materials are confronted with high performance requirements and a challenging biological environment at the same time.

15–17 May 2019 International Symposium on Suprabiomolecular Systems – SUPRABIO 2019

Barcelona, Spain


  • Supramolecular chemistry
  • Biomaterials, Soft matter
  • Bioconjugates (nucleic acids, peptides, saccharides, lipids)
  • Tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, bioprinting
  • Drug delivery
  • Bioorganic chemistry


  • 12 high profile speakers are invited to give plenary speeches at the International Symposium on Suprabiomolecular Systems – SUPRABIO 2019
  • Limited to 200 attendees: several areas are dedicated to SUPRABIO 2019 including an auditorium, breakout rooms and a friendly exhibition space
  • In addition, 2 afterworks will be additional opportunities for you to network and enjoy your stay in Barcelona!

12–14 June 2019 1st International Conference on Nature-Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE 2019)

Hoboken, NJ, USA

The 1st International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE), a multidisciplinary conference, will be held on June 12–14, 2019. The conference will be hosted at the Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. The NISE chair is Dr. Chang-Hwan Choi, Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Stevens Institute of Technology.

Nature, such as plants, insects, and marine animals, shows unique surface properties in their components (e.g., leaves, wings, eyes, legs, and skins) for multiple purposes, such as water-repellency, anti-adhesion, and anti-reflection. Such multifunctional surface properties are attributed to three-dimensional and hierarchical surface structures with modulated surface chemistry and mechanical pliability. Over the last couple of decades, we have witnessed a significant advancement in the fundamental understanding of surface and interfacial phenomena of such multifunctional surfaces as well as the design, fabrication, and applications of those coatings/surfaces/materials. The NISE conference provides a means of reporting and sharing the latest developments in the nature-inspired surface engineering, encompassing physics, chemistry, biology, material science, and various engineering disciplines. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental understanding of surface and interface science and phenomena such as wetting, adhesion, adsorption, desorption, friction, (bio)tribology, wear, corrosion, biofouling, icing/deicing, phase changes, heat/energy transfer, electrochemistry, optics/photonics, etc.
  • Material processing and fabrication techniques for functional surfaces including novel techniques such as 3D printing and self-assembly
  • Surface modification and coating techniques for functional surfaces
  • Hydro-, aero, ice-, and oleo-phobic/philic surfaces
  • SLIPS (slippery liquid infused porous surfaces) and LIS (lubricant impregnated surfaces)
  • Stimuli-responsive and adaptive materials and surfaces
  • Self-healing/self-repairing materials and surfaces
  • Surface engineering in energy applications
  • Surface engineering in water-related applications
  • Surface engineering in biomedical applications
  • Surface engineering in optical and electrical applications
  • Surface engineering in industrial applications
  • Surface characterization and metrology
  • Novel phenomena and applications of engineered surfaces/coatings

17–19 June 2019 4th Euro Intelligent Materials 2019 - European Symposium on Intelligent Materials

Kiel, Germany

After the successful conferences in 2013, 2015 and 2017 the 4th European Symposium on Intelligent Materials will bring together experts in the field of intelligent materials to present and discuss recent developments and detect future trends. A focus of the conference is the interdisciplinary exchange between scientists from materials science, physics, chemistry and biology.
Abstracts are solicited on the basic principles, modelling and simulation, synthesis, characterization, and applications of intelligent materials, especially of:

• smart materials (piezoelectrics, magnetostrictive materials, shape memory alloys),
• multiferroic materials and composites,
• multifunctional materials and composites,
• memristive materials and devices,
• biofunctional materials,
• bioinspired materials,
• biohybrid materials.

In particular young scientists are very welcome to actively contribute to the conference by submitting an abstract.
Moreover, contributions related to the Collaborative Research Center CRC 1261 (Magnetoelectric Sensors: From Composite Materials to Biomagnetic Diagnostics), the Research Training Group RTG 2154 (Materials for Brain (M4B): Thin film functional materials for minimally invasive therapy of brain diseases.) and the Research Group FOR 2093 (Memristive devices for neuronal systems) will be included.

13–14 June 2017 International Workshop on Bionic Engineering (IWBE2017)

Denkendorf, Germany

Topics: The lectures and attendees in the workshop will present and discuss new knowledge in biological science and bionic transfer regarding energy.

  • One focus lies on energy harvesting, based on solar radiation and energy storage.
  • Another focus will be on saving energy in friction and by adapting the shape of a body in moving systems. Highly astonishing surface structures and interactions of insects, animals and plants show fantastic low friction coefficients, low abrasion and low drag from bodies to soil, to water and to air. We are only at the beginning of understanding these first class performances in order to adapt it to marine technology, piping, aircraft, mobility, ….
  • Other energetical optimized processes are liquid transport mechanisms in analogy to the capillary effect and cohesion theory of trees and leaves.
  • Heat deviation in order to not over heat plays a crucial role in most living organisms and also in industrial processes. Living organisms show properties, which can highly adapt to harsh environment,such as keeping the temperature in a comfortable range. Examples are adaptive thermal insulation in arctic regions, light and heat management in very hot and sun intensive desert regions. This gives us the necessary knowledge we need in construction.
  • The workshop also deals with energy conversion, energy transport and heat recovery processes according to the role model of nature. For example, little knowledge is available in details for transforming chemical energy into mechanical energy with high efficiency at low temperature.
  • In terms of energy, further elements are welcome in order to create a link between biology, knowledge and technology transfer.

25–27 September 2017 International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology – ICONAN 2017

Barcelona, Spain

The International Conference On Nanomedicine And Nanobiotechnology is an annual event that hosts high-profile plenary speakers, world-class researchers, oral and poster presentations, workshops, sponsor exhibits and afterworks. It is a great opportunity to share your research findings with a wide audience, promote knowledge exchange, and network.


  • Targeted drug delivery and nanocarriers
  • Nanomedicine for cancer diagnosis & therapy
  • Biological & medical nanodevices and biosensors
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative nanomedicine
  • Toxicology and risk assessment of nanomedicine systems
  • Nano-Imaging for diagnosis, therapy and delivery
  • Bionanocatalysis and nanobiosystems
  • Microfluidics in nanomedicine and nanobiology

6–8 November 2017 ISBMS: International Symposium on Bioinspired Macromolecular Systems

Aveiro, Portugal

The “International Symposium on Bioinspired Macromolecular Systems (ISBMS)” will be held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, from 6th to 8th November, 2017. This event will include the workshop “Enabling chemical and design tools for natural biomaterials development” and a training session on “Scientific management and translational research”, as part of the European Horizon 2020 Twinning project “CHEM2NATURE” (“Enabling precision chemical methodologies applied to natural-based systems for the development of multifunctional biomedical devices”). Moreover, attendees may participate in  a marine biotechnology session under the scope of the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET project “BLUETEETH”.

The scientific program of this event will consist on plenary/tutorial lectures to be delivered by internationally world-distinguished scientists and poster presentations.

22–24 November 2017 BioNano&Med2017

Barcelona, Spain

The NanoBio&Med2017 is going to present the most recent international developments in the field of Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine and will provide a platform for multidisciplinary communication, new cooperations and projects to participants from both science and industry. Emerging and future trends of the converging fields of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Medicine will be discussed among industry, academia, governmental and non-governmental institutions. NanoBio&Med2017 will be the perfect place to get a complete overview into the state of the art in those fields and also to learn about the research carried out and the latest results. The discussion in recent advances, difficulties and breakthroughs will be at his higher level.
An industrial forum will be organized to promote constructive dialogue between business and public leaders and put specific emphasis on the technologies and applications in the NanoBioMed sector.


  • Nanobioanalysis in vitro
  • Bio-nanofabrication
  • Bio-nano measurement and microscopy
  • NanoMaterials for Medicine
  • Bioelectronics
  • Bio-water
  • Nanomaterials for Bio and Medical Applications
  • Nanoassemblies / Surfaces
  • Drug Delivery
  • Molecular Imaging and Biophotonics
  • Integrated Systems / Sensors
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Far Future Challenges
  • Bio-Inspired nanotechnologies

19–22 March 2018 4th Euro Bio-inspired Materials 2018

Potsdam, Germany

The focus of this 4th biennial conference is on the design of functional materials and systems inspired by principles found in living nature. The main aim is to establish an international and interdisciplinary forum for scientists from a variety of fields including biology, chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics and medicine to discuss current research and to identify future research directions in the field of bioinspired materials. Main topics include the formation, hierarchical structure and the properties of complex-shaped biological materials. Furthermore, contributions are invited dealing with propulsion and movement of biological objects.

The transfer of biological principles onto functional materials and systems made of organic and/or inorganic components represents a further main area, which is covered by this conference. Beside materials synthesis and formation, the conference topics also include research on the functional and mechanical properties thereof. Both experimental studies and theoretical modelling shall be considered. Furthermore, the interaction of bioinspired materials with living environments, e. g. tissues and organs, related to medical aspects and applications fit within the scope of this conference.

In addition to invited plenary lectures, the conference encompasses oral and poster presentations. Moreover, contributions related to the Priority Program 1569 (Generation of Multifunctional Inorganic Materials by Molecular Bionics) of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft will be included.

10–14 April 2018 Living Light 2018

Cambridge, UK

Living Light is a biennial interdisciplinary conference focusing on light-matter interaction in living organisms. Following 2016's success at the Scripps Research Institute, the next conference will take place in Cambridge, UK from 10 to 14 April, 2018. We invite everyone with an interest in light in living organisms to participate. The conference topics cover (without being limited to):

  • Biological photonic structures;
  • Optics of natural materials;
  • Development and evolution of structural coloration in nature;
  • Bio-photoluminescence;
  • Ecology and biochemistry of structural color in nature.

6–9 June 2018 NanoTech Poland 2018

Poznań, Poland

The aim of the NanoTech Poland 2018 is to bring together the scientific community—principal investigators, scientists, researchers, analysts, clinicians, policy makers, industry experts, well-established and budding entrepreneurs—to discuss the present and future perspectives in nanotechnology and nanoscience research and development.
The Conference program features a strong scientific agenda focused on nanotechnology in energy, environment and biomedicine and will include two thematic sections:
Section A: Advanced nanomaterials
Section B: Nanobiomedicine

The NanoTech Poland conference series have grown beyond the initial scope and in the upcoming year the  
1st Symposium on Polydopamine will also take place during the conference, and it will be the first international forum dedicated to the application of polydopamine and related catechol materials in variety of research fields, both at nano and macroscale. This Symposium will gather leading scientists from this important research field from top universities and institutions that have been involved in the research revolved around polydopamine. This internationally attended meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss the up-to-date situation in the field and to propose new directions and initiative in this emerging area of research.

16–19 July 2018 Living Machines 2018

Paris, France

Living Machines is holding its 7th conference in Paris in July 2018. This international conference is targeted at the intersection of research on novel life-like technologies inspired by the scientific investigation of biological systems—biomimetics, and research that seeks to interface biological and artificial systems to create biohybrid systems. We seek to highlight the most exciting international research in both of these fields united by the theme of “Living Machines”.

The following are some examples of “Living Machines” as featured at past conferences:

  • Biomimetic robots and their component technologies (sensors, actuators, processors) that can intelligently interact with their environments
  • Active biomimetic materials and structures that self-organize and self-repair
  • Nature-inspired designs and manufacturing processes
  • Biomimetic computers—neuromimetic emulations of the physiological basis for intelligent behavior
  • Biohybrid brain–machine interfaces and neural implants
  • Artificial organs and body-parts including sensory organ-chip hybrids and intelligent prostheses
  • Organism-level biohybrids such as robot–animal or robot–human systems

18–20 July 2018 IEEE International Work Conference on Bioinspired Intelligence (IWOBI) 2018

San Carlos, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Many specifics of the bioinspired intelligence are not well addressed by the conventional models currently used in the field of artificial intelligence. The purpose of the work conference is to present and discuss novel ideas, work and results related to alternative techniques for bioinspired approaches, which depart from mainstream procedures.

Nowadays, the studies based on complex system is opened new doors in research field and in particular, to improve the quality and the results of diverse applications. The bioinspired intelligence is done easy this task and in areas like, biodiversity conservation, biomedicine, security applications, etc.

9–14 August 2018 9th International Plant Biomechanics Conference

Montreal, Canada

The International Plant Biomechanics Conferences (PBM) are a long-standing series organized by scientists. The inaugural conference was held in 1994 in Montpellier, France, and since then the conference has been held at three-year intervals. The Montréal conference is the second one held in North America and the first to be held in Canada.
The PBM series brings together high-profiled scientists working in more than 15 disciplines related to plant biomechanics, ranging from wood and tree mechanics to cell biology, from fundamental research to biomimetics, engineering and architecture. Participants are from the fields of biology, engineering, physics and mathematics.
For further information, please consult the conference website:

9–12 September 2018 EUROSENSORS 2018

Graz, Austria

The EUROSENSORS conference was held for the very first time 1987 in Cambridge, UK, and is Europe’s largest Conference in the field of Sensors, Actuators, Micro- & Nanosystems, as well as related materials and fabrication technologies. EUROSENSORS is a most important forum for experienced scientists, engineers and students from academia, research institutes and companies. We are expecting 500 – 600 participants from all over the world to present and discuss their latest R&D results.

The conference venue will be the University of Graz (founded in 1585), which is one of the largest universities in Austria with about 32,500 students. Many excellent scientists, amongst them six Nobel laureates including Erwin Schroedinger, Otto Loewi and Viktor Hess have taught and researched here.

The EUROSENSORS 2018 Conference features two special topics “Photonic & Quantum Sensors” and “Automotive Sensors”, which are of high relevance for academia as well as for research institutes and industry. These special topics are motivated by strong Austrian R&D activities in photonic and quantum technologies as well as the location, since Graz is the centre of Austrian’s automobile industry, producing cars for the major European brands. The EUROSENSORS 2018 School is focused on “Sensors for Autonomous Driving” being the next big thing in automotive applications.

22–23 March 2018 Polymers: Design, Function and Application

Barcelona, Spain

It is our sincere pleasure and great honor to announce our first international conference PDFA, Polymers: Design, Function and Application, organized by the MDPI open-access journal Polymers. The inaugural conference will be held as a two-day event in Barcelona, Spain, March 22-23, 2018.

We cordially invite researchers from both academia as well as industry, to join this polymer conference and to present cutting-edge research at the interface of design/function or function/application of polymers as a lecture or a poster. With its focus on function- and application-driven polymer research, the conference aims to address the development and testing of the next generation of polymeric materials with previously unrivaled properties for advanced applications. In order to stimulate research activities in these fields, large room for discussions and networking will be reserved in the agenda.

It is our firm belief that this conference will play host to a scientifically inspiring two-day meeting in Barcelona with its exciting history, architecture, and environment. Registration is now open.

22–24 November 2016 NanoBio&Med2016

Barcelona, Spain

The NanoBio&Med2016 is going to present the most recent international developments in the field of Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine and will provide a platform for multidisciplinary communication, new cooperations and projects to participants from both science and industry. Emerging and future trends of the converging fields of Nanotechnology, Biotechnology and Medicine will be discussed among industry, academia, governmental and non-governmental institutions. NanoBio&Med2016 will be the perfect place to get a complete overview into the state-of-the-art in those fields and also to learn about the research carried out and the latest results. The discussion in recent advances, difficulties and breakthroughs will be at his higher level.
An industrial forum will be organized to promote constructive dialogue between business and public leaders and put specific emphasis on the technologies and applications in the NanoBioMed sector.

27–29 September 2017 5th International Symposium on Sensor Science

Barcelona, Spain

The upcoming international scientific conference "5th International Symposium on Sensor Science I3S 2017", sponsored by the journal Sensors, will bring together scientists from different areas to discuss important recent developments in sensor technology.

Take the opportunity to meet sensor scientists from all over the world and develop new mutually beneficial collaborations! Visit our conference website and register today!

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