Category: Biomaterials

Symposium I

Stimuli Sensitive and Responsive Polymer Biomaterials

This symposium will aim to bring together diverse laboratories and industries with platform technologies towards international collaboration required for the multidisciplinary design of future diagnostic and therapeutic materials.

Development of next generation biomaterial medical devices need to incorporate components of sensing, feedback, and therapeutic action that allow a response appropriate to local pathological or physiological environments.

To advance the field of implants and ‘smart’ polymers, it is no longer accepted that static biomaterials are independent of their local environment, but must respond dynamically to host stimuli or through activation by external forces e.g voltage, magnetic, photo, thermal, etc.

  • Advances in in situ & externally activated drug delivery
  • External activation of bioadhesives
  • Stimuli sensitive soft materials and hydrogels
  • Conductive biomaterials in sensing and feedback
  • Polymer Brush Interfaces
  • Bio-inspired and bio-mimetic materials
  • Lluis BLANCAFORT, University of Girona, Spain
  • Roman BOULATOV, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Jun CHEN , University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Gregory DECRESCENZO, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
  • Delphine GOURDON, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Dongwoog LEE, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Marina RUTHS, University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
  • Siow Ling SOH, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Yvette TRAN, ESPCI Paris, France
  • Markus VALTINER, TU Wien – Vienna University of Technology , Austria
  • Huaping XU, Tsinghua University, China
  • Julian ZHU, University of Montreal, Canada

Symposium Supporters

  • Avante Pharmaceuticals
  • Brilliant Light Power Inc.
  • Channel Therapeutics Inc.
  • Douglas Pharma US Inc.
  • Natco Pharma Limited
  • Soma Enterprises P. A.


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Jing YU
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Harm-Anton KLOK
EPFL, Switzerland

Rowan University, USA

Université de Montréal, Canada

Dongsoo HWANG
Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore