[Illinois] Interdisciplinary Symposium on Advanced Nano/Biosystems (Design, Fabrication, and Characterization)



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Symposium Dates and Location

Wednesday, September 25-Friday, September 27, 2013
Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois, USA






Symposium Focus:

Nano/bio systems have emerged as highly interdisciplinary research areas in the last few decades, spanning physics, chemistry, biology, mechanics, and material science. Synergizing material design, device fabrication, and system characterization from the nanoscale is of fundamental interest. The Interdisciplinary Symposium on Advanced Nano/Biosystems: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization aims to provide a stimulating discussing forum for recent advances in material design, fabrication and characterization techniques, including experiments, theories, computations, and modeling. Specifically, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced mechanical testing and material analysis techniques
  • Multiscale modeling and simulation
  • Evaluation and characterization of materials and structures at extreme conditions (e.g., shock/blast wave impact, high and low temperature)
  • Mechanics of functional/smart/energy/bio-materials
  • Self-healing materials and systems
  • Design and fabrication of multifunctional nano/biomaterial system
  • Bio-inspired design and fabrication of actuator/sensor/gate/switch
  • Self-assembly of bio/nanomolecules and particles

The Symposium will include two days of oral presentations (Sep. 25-26) and one day (Sep. 27) of hands-on simulation tutorials and laboratory demonstrations, featuring work at the Beckman Institute and the College of Engineering's Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory.

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