Datum und Uhrzeit
Mittwoch, 6. April 2016 - Freitag, 8. April 2016
All Day Uhr (24H)
Sustainable Materials Inspired by the Living world for Energy
Rueil-Malmaison (near Paris, France), 6-8 April 2016
„Learning from nature“ is an endless source of inspiration and progress for technological innovation, especially in the field of materials science. Materials derived from the living world perform a variety of functions, such as self-healing, friction reduction, wettability, permeability, mechanical strength, etc. and are often incorporated within very complex structures. Some of them, such as diatomaceous earths, have long been used as filtration agents or catalyst supports. For more than a decade, there has been a very strong drive to mimic or use living systems to obtain cutting-edge materials applied to photonics, optics, sensors, electronics, energy conversion or medical applications.
The topics of the conference include all bio-inspired materials (biomimetic functional materials, biocatalysts, green materials, synthetic materials) with improved (bulk or surface) properties and use. Non restrictive examples are biopolymer hybrids, biotemplates and bioreactors used for a number of applications, including heterogeneous catalysis, dual catalysis, photocatalysis, electrochemistry, energy storage, etc.
- Smart functional bio-inspired materials
- Bio-inspiration for photo and electrocatalysis
- Bio-inspired heterogeneous catalysts