Symposium GA – NanoTech 

  • Adhesive/Antiadhesive Materials
  • Fluorinated Materials
  • Mineralization
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanomanufacturing
  • Polymer Nanotechnologies
  • Micro and Nanofluidics
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Nanostructured Devices
  • Nanostructured Surfaces
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanochemistry
  • Nanotechnologies for Energy
  • Environment
  • Nanotechnologies in medicine

Symposium GB – Biotech

  • Green Chemistry
  • Building Blocks
  • Biomass
  • Biobased Chemicals and Materials
  • Biocomposites
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Bioinspired Catalysts
  • Water Technology
  • Bio Sources for Fuels
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biofouling
  • (Anti)Bioadhesiveness
  • Tissue
  • Membrane
  • Polyethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate

Symposium GC – SmartTech

  • Interactive Materials
  • Autonomous Materials
  • Stimuli-Responsive Materials (photochromic, thermochromic, pH-sensitive,…)
  • Functional Polymeric Materials
  • Polymer brushes
  • 3D Printing
  • Self-Healing
  • Sensors
  • Renewable energy
  • Optical devices
  • Solar Cells
  • Batteries
  • Electrodes


Symposium BA – Nature-Inspired Dyes and Pigments and their Applications

  • Objectives: this symposium will bring together chemists and engineers with diverse expertise who have a common interest in natural and nature-inspired dyes and pigments and their potential for application. The symposium will focus on basic and applied studies of the chemistry and photochemistry of dyes and pigments modelled on natural plant pigments, the relevance of these studies for a deeper understanding of the biological roles of these pigments and the potential for innovative applications of natural and nature-inspired dyes and pigments.
  • Session Chair: Frank Quina (University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

Symposium BB – Spin Dynamics, Spin Migration, and Spin-Spin Interactions in Chemistry and Biology

  • Objectives: this symposium will bring chemists, biological scientists, and engineers with diverse expertise who have a common interest in employing ideas from biology and chemistry to control spin relaxation dynamics, spin migration dynamics, and the nature of spin-spin interactions. This symposium will provide a platform for interfacing basic science with applied engineering, as controlling electron spin is central to the emerging fields of spintronics and quantum information science.

  • Topics covered will include radical pair interactions in photosynthesis and artificial photosynthesis, methods for interrogating spin-spin interactions, the chirality induced spin selectivity effect, synthetic assemblies that control spin migration, quantum coherence effects, spin transport, spin teleportation, and generating/controlling spin currents
  • Session Chair: Michael J. Therien (Duke University)

Symposium BC – Bioinspired Chemistry and Materials for Sustainable Energy

  • Objectives: this symposium will bring chemists and engineers with diverse expertise who have a common interest in employing ideas from biology to address pending challenges of solar and other forms of sustainable energy. The symposium will focus on key challenges pertinent to the impacts from energy production and consumption on the environment, the addressing of which requires not only innovative technological developments, but also unprecedented fundamental paradigms. Therefore, this symposium will provide a platform for interfacing basic science with applied engineering as a driving force for innovation, which will be in concord with the theme of the conference.

  • Session Chair: Valentine I. Vullev (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Symposium BD – Bioinspired Water Harvesting

  • Objectives: this symposium will bring together scientists and engineers with a common interest in developing bioinspired approaches for water collection.  A wide range of strategies will be presented and key challenges discussed.  Future opportunities for the implementation of these technologies will be explored for applications such as architecture, agriculture, construction, domestic use, and aerospace.

  • Topics will include bioinspired surfaces, surface wetting, super-hydrophobicity, super-hydrophilicity, smart surfaces, micro-condensation, rainwater collection, fog capture, and dew collection.
  • Session Chair: Jas Pal Badyal (Durham University, UK)

Symposium BE –  Bionic Surfaces and Interfaces

  • Objective: Bionic surface comprises, in a creative way, the knowledge from bionics, materials, engineering and biology for developing the new functional surfaces inspired from Nature, also for discovering the new phenomena occurred on the interfaces among solid, liquid and air.
  • Topics Covered: This session about “Bionic Surfaces and Interfaces” will be devoted to this fascinating and promising area. The broad thematic range of this session covering the recent challenges, technologies, and research trends will offer to attendances the knowledge, inspirations, discussions for developing the new biomimetic functional surfaces and interfaces.
  • Session Chair: Zhiguang GUO (Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China) & Thierry DARMANIN (Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France)

Symposium BF – Bioinspired Materials for Optical and Thermal Energy Applications

  • Objective: the symposium focuses on the emerging field of bioinspired engineering of optical and thermal materials, leveraging the diverse expertise from physicists, chemists and engineers to discuss the fundamental mechanisms and innovative pathways for intelligent and efficient energy harvesting and utilization.
  • Topics Covered: Topics includes design, fabrication, characterization of bioinspired materials and device applications for light-matter interaction;optical and thermal energy conversion, transport, utilization and storage.
  • Session Chair : Tao DENG (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)

Symposium BG – Nanobiocatalysts and nanozymes

  • Objectives: the aim of this symposium is to put together researchers working on strategies in development of both new formulations and new enzyme biocatalysts and those, who develop artificial nanocatalysts for biologically important reactions and reactions in living organisms.

  • Session Chairs: Vadim Kessler // Gulaim Seisenbaeva (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Symposium BH – Tissue Extracellular Matrix Engineering

  • Session Chair : Michele MARCOLONGO (Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA)

Symposium BI – Bioinspired Nanomaterials in Therapeutics

  • Objectives:

    • Provide a forum for presentation and discussion of recent advances in development of nanomaterials (biological, organic, inorganic) towards therapeutics applications.
    • Achieve a multidisciplinary discussion platform to promote exchange among scientists from different research fields
    • Expose participants to new frontiers in the nano/therapeutics interface
  • Topics Covered:
    • Protein aggregates – oligomers, fibrils
    • Carbon nanomaterials
    • Bioinspired guest/host systems
    • Polymeric nanomaterials
    • Minimizing cytotoxicity in therapeutic nanomaterials
    • Nanomaterials/cell interactions and penetration
    • Nano-formulations
  • Session Chair: Raz Jelinek (Ben Gurion University, Israel)

Symposium BJ – Plasma and Laser Processing of Bioinspired and Biobased Materials

  • Objective: This symposium at the 5th International Conference on Bionspired and Biobased Chemistry and Materials will draw together scientists and technologists working on the plasma chemistry, plasma physics, and laser processing of bioinspired and biobased materials. The symposium will highlight the advances in the field and will challenge the boundaries of mimicking nature through the use of plasma science and technology and/or laser technology. This symposium will also be an avenue for the participants to formulate the technological roadmap on this very important and highly specialized field.
  • Topics Covered:
    • Plasma processed bioinspired and/or biobased materials
    • Plasma sources for materials processing: low pressure and atmospheric plasma sources
    • Plasma surface modification: etching, deposition, activation
    • Plasma and nanotechnology
    • Plasma and liquids
    • Plasma treated materials for energy and environmental applications
    • Plasma polymerization
    • Plasma for biological applications: plasma medicine
    • R&D plasma processing
    • Laser processed bioinspired and/or biobased materials
    • Laser sources for materials processing
  • Session Chair: Hernando S. SALAPARE III (Université Côte d’Azur, Nice, France & University of the Philippines Open University, Laguna, Philippines)

Symposium BK – Advances in Functional Bionanocomposites for Emerging Applications

  • Objectives: this symposium aims to discuss latest advances in the design, fabrication and application of novel functional bionanocomposites comprised of bio-derived and bio-inspired materials and synthetic nanostructures

  • Topics Covered:
    • Multiscale modeling and computational design
    • Additive manufacturing of bionanocomposites
    • Advanced and in situ characterization of structure and properties
    • Biotic/abiotic interfaces
    • Applications (e.g., sensing, flexible electronics and photonics, energy harvesting/storage, biomedical)
  • Session Chair: Srikanth Singamaneni / Vladimir V. Tsukruk (Washington University in St. Louis /Georgia Institute of Technology)

Symposium BL – Bioinspired and Biobased Molecular Architectures and their Applications

  • Objectives: Bioinspired and biobased molecular architectures are now becoming one of the most interesting topics in chemists and engineers studying colloids and interfaces, biomolecules, and macromolecules. This symposium will focus on cutting-edge basic/applied studies relating to bioinspired and biobased molecular architects and provide deeper understanding of its unique characteristics and potential innovative applications to the chemists and engineers.

  • Session Chair: Masanobu Sagisaka // Tomohiro Imura (Hirosaki university //National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan)

Symposium BM – Fluoropolymers to build-up Bioinspired surfaces

  • Objectives: Fluoropolymers (FPs) are high value-added materials endowed with outstanding properties. That symposium will attract key actors in surface properties of FPs and maybe linking FPs with biosourced moieties.

  • Topics covered
    • Fluoropolymers
    • Surface properties
    • Bioinspired surfaces
    • Polymerization properties
    • Applications
  • Session Chair: Bruno Amedury / (E.N.S.C.M., Montpellier, France)

Symposium BN National and International network in Biomimetics and Bioinspiration for innovative challenges

  • Session Chair: GDR 2088 Members 



Symposium OA – Nonlinear optics and complex dynamics

  • Nonlinear beams, nonlinear waveguides and optical self-structuration
  • Optical vortices and singularities
  • Disorder and nonlinearity
  • Optical wave interactions and wave turbulence
  • Photorefractive effects, spatial light modulators, nonlinear wave-mixing and phase conjugation

Symposium OB – Optical metrology, imaging and sensing

  • Microscopy and adaptive optics
  • Holography and digital holography
  • Optical fiber sensors
  • Control of light dispersion, propagation in complex media
  • Ultrafast optical phenomena

Symposium OC – Nanophotonics

  • Plasmonics and metasurfaces
  • Silicon photonics
  • Micro-resonators
  • Metamaterials
  • Photonic crystals

Symposium OD – Biophotonics & Biosensors

  • Imaging in scattering media and photo-acoustics
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Single-molecule microscopy and multi-photon imaging
  • Bio-inspired optical devices, optofluidics
  • Fluorescence and light-activated techniques

Symposium OE – Soft Matter Materials

  • Liquid crystals optics and technologies
  • Colloidal, nanoparticles and active interfaces
  • Organic photonic materials
  • Light-activated bio-inspired materials