Topical Advisory Panel


Department of Functional Morphology and Biomechanics, Zoological Institute, Kiel University, 24118 Kiel, Germany
Interests: biomechanics; functional morphology; biomimetics; adhesion; friction; insect evolution; environmental adaptations
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Institute of Biology, University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 2, 8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: bionic algorithms; insects as a model organism for bionics; hearing research; insect phonotaxis; night vision
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
Interests: terahertz; metasurface; metamaterial; optical fiber; sensing; surface plasmon resonance; graphene
Institute of Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: integrated photonics; integrated and fiber-based photonic sensors; optical sensing systems and metrology
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Dr. Flavia Libonati
Department of Mechanical, Energy, Management and Transportation Engineering, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Interests: materials design; biomimetics; bioinspired and composite materials; bone mechanics; additive manufacturing; multiscale modeling; materials characterization
Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Dental Specialties, University of Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: temporomandibular disorders; TED; temporomandibular joint; orofacial pain; dentistry; telemedicine; tele dentistry; implant; prosthesis; oral surgery
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Department of Engineering, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA
Interests: bio-inspired design process; methods and tools; bio-inspired design pedagogy; engineering design theory; mechatronics; automation
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1. Institute of Endodontics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal
2. Center for Innovation and Research in Oral Sciences (CIROS), Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, 3000-075 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: biomaterials; endodontics filers; endodontics; regenerative tissue; apexification; apical papilla; stem cells; calcium-silicate-based cements; cyclic fatigue resistance; dental materials; modified adhesives; bioactive materials; dental composites; mineral trioxide aggregate; nanotechnology; regenerative endodontics procedures; revascularization/revitalization
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Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Interests: aerospace engineering; structural mechanics; material mechanics; origami; deployable structure; insect wing
Dr. Xiaoyu Zhao
College of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin 300457, China
Interests: electrochemical ion separation and extraction; crystallization process
Faculty of Wood Technology, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Dojazd 11, 60-637 Poznań, Poland
Interests: material science; wood; composite wood; wood products; engineered wood; biocomposites; mycelium-based composites; CAD; furniture design; Interior design; woodworking; joinery; fasteners
Department of Bioengineering, Izmir Institute of Technology Bioengineering Building, A108, Gulbahce Mah., 35430 Urla/Izmir, Turkey
Interests: molecular biomimetics; solid binding peptides; self-assembled peptides; hybrid materials; soft interfaces; biotechnology; biosensors; bioactive peptides; biofunctionalization; enzyme immobilization; dental materials; bioelectronics; directed evolution; next generation sequencing; high throughput screening; biomineralization; dental nanotechnology
Medical Mycology and Bacteriology Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman 7616913555, Iran
Interests: magnetic NPs; cancer therapy; imaging; drug delivery
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Architecture and Design College, Nanchang University, Nanchang, China
Interests: digital simulation design; bionic cross design; data visualization design; computer-aided design
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School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, Australia
Interests: bioceramics; biomimetics; marine structures; biomechanics; implants; decices; sol-gel; 3D printing; stem cells; in vitro testing; FEA and FEM
Department of Intelligent and Control Systems, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka 8208502, Japan
Interests: computational mechanics; biomechanics and biomimetics of insect flight; numerical modeling of coupled problems; flapping wing nano air vehicles; polymer micromachined electromechanical system
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Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Interests: biomimetic robots; underwater vehicles; fin propulsion; bioinspired design
Dr. Lorenzo Sanesi
Department of Translational Biomedicine and Neuroscience, (DiBraiN), University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy
Interests: tissue engineering; biomedicine; applied medical sciences techniques; osteobiology; scaffold; osseointegration; in vitro cell culture; molecular biology
Dr. Prathap Somu
1. School of Chemical Engineering, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Republic of Korea
2. Department of Biotechnology, Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Interests: nanomedicine; biomaterials and tissue engineering; bio-interfacial science; environmental nanotechnology
Prof. Dr. Wenbin Niu
State Key Laboratory of Fine Chemicals, Dalian University of Technology, West Campus, No.2 Linggong Road, Dalian 116024, China
Interests: structural color and dynamic color-changing materials; intelligent polymers; polymer electrolytes; new technologies for film deposition and growth (such as atomic/molecular layer deposition ALD/MLD, initiating chemical vapor deposition iCVD) and their applications
Electrical Engineering College, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China
Interests: artificial intelligence; swarm intelligence; wireless sensor networks
Leonardo de Vinci Engineering School (ESILV), De Vinci Research Center (DVRC), Courbevoie, France
Interests: parallel kinematic mechanisms; tensegrity; design optimization; bio-inspired locomotion; bio-mimetics
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1. Key Laboratory of Bionic Engineering (Ministry of Education, China), Jilin University, Changchun, China
2. School of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun, China
Interests: biomechanics; kinematics performance of quadruped and hexapod; bionic mechanical design; bionic vibration control technology; key technology of the legged robot
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun 130025, China
Interests: 3D printing; additive manufacturing; biomimetic manufacturing; 4D printing; hybrid additive manufacturing
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Contact and Structural Mechanics Laboratory, University of Lyon, CNRS INSA-Lyon, UMR5259, CEDEX, F-69621 Villeurbanne, France
Interests: biotribology; mecanotrasduction
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA
Interests: bioinspired and soft robotics; dynamics and control of soft morphing robots; physical human-robot interaction; soft-bodied animal locomotion and neuromuscular control
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College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
Interests: micro/nano manufacturing technology; bionic adhesive materials; industrialization of bionic interface materials
Key Laboratory of Bionic Engineering, Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun 130022, China
Interests: biomimetic structures; bio-inspired composites; bionic engineering; biointerfaces
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Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Piscataway, NJ, USA
Interests: 3D printing; bioinspired robotics; soft robotics; orthodontic devices
Oujiang College, Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China
Interests: learning (artificial intelligence); swarm optimisation
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