The Gordon Research Seminar on Bioinspired Materials is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is on the design principles and applications of
innovative materials with biological inspiration. Our mentorship component will
cover topics on performing translational research for the attendees defining
and designing both individual projects and independent research programs.
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Bioinspired Materials" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|1:30 pm - 4:30 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:00 pm - 3:15 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm||Keynote Session: Translating Biological Mechanisms into Functional Materials|
|Discussion Leader: Ji Liu (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)|
|3:15 pm - 3:45 pm||Matthew Tirrell (University of Chicago, USA)|
"Mimicking Proteins by Amphiphile Self-Assembly"
|3:45 pm - 4:00 pm||Discussion|
|4:00 pm - 5:30 pm||Poster Session|
|5:30 pm - 7:30 pm||Molecular
Design and Self-Assembly: Materials from the Bottom Up|
|Discussion Leader: Ryan Baumgartner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)|
|5:30 pm - 5:50 pm||Gokce Su Pulcu (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)|
"Chemistry in Motion: A Small Step Towards Development of Synthetic Molecular Motors"
|5:50 pm - 6:00 pm||Discussion|
|6:00 pm - 6:20 pm||Joel Finbloom (University of California, Berkeley, USA)|
"Rotaxane Probes for Applications in Molecular Detection with Xe hyperCEST NMR"
|6:20 pm - 6:30 pm||Discussion|
|6:30 pm - 6:50 pm||Eric Epstein (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)|
"Reversible Mechanically Triggered Strengthening, Toughening and Assembly of Materials via Dynamic Molecular Coordination"
|6:50 pm - 7:00 pm||Discussion|
|7:00 pm - 7:20 pm||Yang Hsia (University of Washington, USA)|
"Designing Self-Assmbling Protein Biomaterials: From Building Blocks to Higher-Order Architectures"
|7:20 pm - 7:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||The
Next Generation of Functional Biomaterials|
|Discussion Leader: Gaurav Jain (New York University, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||David Lunn (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)|
"Exploiting Non-Covalent Interactions in the Synthesis of Functional Materials"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Soraya Caixeiro (King's College London, United Kingdom)|
"Silk-Based Biocompatible Random Laser"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Federico Lancia (University of Twente, The Netherlands)|
"Bioinspired Strategies to Convert Light into Motion"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Bat-El Pinchasik (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany)|
"Learning from Insects: Bioinspired Approach to Underwater Adhesion, Locomotion and Release from Submerged Surfaces"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Mentorship Component: Faculty Panel Discussion|
|Discussion Leaders: Abigail Knight (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) and Karla-Luise Herpoldt (University of Washington, USA)|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Panel Discussion|
|"Inspired by Biology – Made for Industry: Performing Translational Research on Bioinspired Materials"|
- Hagan Bayley (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
- Timothy Deming (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
- Niels Holten-Andersen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
- Matthew Tirrell (University of Chicago, USA)
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Award Number DE-SC0015571.
This material is based upon work supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under award number FA9550-16-1-0123. Any opinions, finding, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force.
The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of the Army position, policy, or decision, unless so designated by other documentation.