Category: Biomaterials

Symposium L

Bio-derived Materials: From Fundamentals to Applications

The Symposium will showcase the interdisciplinary approaches in the design and engineering of bio-derived materials using proteins, sugars (including DNA and carbohydrates), and lipids as the building blocks. The topic will span the design principles to understanding the assembly processes from the building blocks to the hierarchical structures to supramolecular structures across various length scales. Computational methods to aid rational designs and experimental method developments for characterizations will receive special attentions. Translation from the fundamental concepts to applications will be highlighted.

  • Novel bio-derived materials
  • Biocomposite and hybrid materials
  • Molecular engineering of bio-derived materials for improved properties
  • Characterization methods for investigating properties and behavior at interfaces
  • Modeling and computational methods for understanding assembly and rational design of structure and function.
  • Applications of bio-derived materials in various fields, including but not limited to medicine, health, electronics, environment, energy, water, military, and consumer products.
  • Namita Roy CHOUDHURY, RMIT University , USA
  • Masayuki ENDO, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Gregory HUDALLA, University of Florida, USA
  • Kazushi KINBARA, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • King Hang Aaron LAU, University of Strathclyde, UK
  • Hwankyu LEE, Dankook University, South Korea
  • Raphael LEVY, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Katharina MANIURA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland
  • Ali MISEREZ, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Christian NIJHUIS, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Sidney RIBEIRO, São Paulo State University, Brazil
  • Stefan SALENTINIG, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Yury SHCHIPUNOV, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
  • Takafumi UENO, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Szu-Wen WANG, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Frontiers Media
  • Molecular Engine (Tokyo Tech)


Sierin LIM
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Takafumi UENO
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Diannan LU
Tsinghua University, China

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Institute of Materials Research & Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore


Sierin LIM
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore