The 5th International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials (NICE 2020)
12-15 October 2020 – Nice, France
Over hundreds of thousands of years, nature has developed products, materials, and processes to solve many problems we are confronted with. Humans have taken advantage of some of these models and systems to create more sustainable and robust solutions to materials challenges. By taking inspiration from nature, we can engineer artificial materials that produce new solutions and opportunities for industrial, environmental, and medicinal applications. However, the potential scope of impact of bioinspired materials goes well beyond the scope of these domains.. Currently, there are many popular examples of bioinspired solutions including the shinkansen train of Japan and the WhalePower wind turbine.
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.