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LIBER symposium 2024

16-17 May 2024

Helsinki Congress Paasitorni

Invited Speakers

Brigitte Städler

Brigitte Städler

Laboratory for Cell Mimicry
Aarhus University, Denmark

Research interest: Organic compounds as enzyme mimics over the assembly of catalytic nanoparticles as artificial organelles, and engineering of the artificial cells and their integration with mammalian cells into bionic tissue.

David Quéré

David Quéré

Interfaces & Co / La Compagnie des Interfaces
ESPCI Paris, France

Research interest: superhydrophobicity, Leidenfrost effect, liquid film deposition, self-propulsion, impacts, coupling with elastic structures, physics of sports

Elisa Franco

Elisa Franco

Dynamic Nucleic Acid Systems lab, Molecular Biology Institute
UCLA, USA

Research interest: Nucleic acid condensates, Dynamic self-assembly of DNA and RNA structures, Molecular dynamical systems and controllers

Fiorenzo Omenetto

Fiorenzo Omenetto

Silk lab, Department of Biomedical Engineering
TUFTs University, USA

Research interest: Ultrafast nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, biopolymer multifunctional materials, material science, photonic crystals, photonic crystal fibers

Francoise Brochard

Francoise Brochard

Cell Physics and Cancer
Sorbonne University, France

Research interest: Multi-scale physics-chemistry-biology and cancer (molecules, cells, tissues and organisms)

Kunal Masania

Kunal Masania

Shaping Matter Lab
Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

Research interest: Bio-inspired composites, Biology fabricated composites, Digital fabrication of hierarchical composites

Magnus Berggren

Magnus Berggren

Laboratory of Organic Electronics (LOE)
Linköping University, Sweden

Research interest: Organic Bioelectronics and Electronic Plants research areas

Mingjie Liu

Mingjie Liu

Key Laboratory of Bioinspired Smart Interfacial Science
Beihang University, China

Research interest: Bio-inspired soft active materials, multi-phase order-structure polymer network, soft robotics, wearable devices

Paul Weiss

Paul Weiss

California Nanosystem Institute (CNSI)
UCLA, USA

Research interest: Atomic-scale chemical, physical, optical, mechanical and electronic properties of surfaces and supramolecular assemblies.

Petia Vlahovska

Petia Vlahovska

Complex Fluids and Soft Interfaces
Northwestern University, USA

Research interest: Experimental and theoretical modeling of physical and biological systems

Symposium Program

Thursday 16 May

8:15

Registration and Breakfast

9:00

Markus Linder, Welcoming words

9:15

Magnus Berggren

TBD

10:15

Francoise Brochard

Mechanics of cellular granules: from stiff gas vesicles to soft hollow condensates

11:15

Short break (15 min)

11:30

Brigitte Städler

TBD

12:30

Lunch and posters (90 min)

14:00

Kunal Masania

Additive manufacturing of bio-inspired materials made by living organisms

15:00

Fiorenzo Omenetto

The materials transition – a collision of nature, technology, and sustainability on silk trails

16:00

Poster session and Coffee

19:00

Symposium buffet dinner

Friday 17 May

8:30

Breakfast

9:15

Petia Vlahovska

Droplets as soft robots: autonomous locomotion driven by enclosed active particles

10:15

Elisa Franco

Developing dynamic molecular systems with nucleic acids

11:15

Short break (15 min)

11:30

David Quéré

TBD

12:30

Lunch and posters (90 min)

14:00

Mingjie Liu

Layered nanocomposites by shear-flow induced alignment of nanomaterials

15:00

Paul Weiss

Mimicking Nature: Controlling Charge, Heat, and Spin at Interfaces

16:00

Closing words and Coffee

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