A bioinspired material is any material that exhibits a structure or function that imitates some aspect of a material or process found in nature. The study of bioinspired materials is a technical means for people to learn from nature in order to develop new materials and structures with novel functionalities. In addition to bioinspired material, green processing and related technologies exhibit flexibility for materials design to impart various functionalities for diverse applications including energy and environment.

The symposium is aimed at providing a forum for researchers, students, and entrepreneurs to present and discuss their recent scientific results on a wide variety of topics related to science and engineering issues associated with bioinspired and green processing of advanced materials. A particular emphasis will be placed on the fundamental issues related to advancing our understanding and use of processes inspired by nature to develop materials with new functionalities and structures, current progress and challenges, and future directions in green processing and related technologies as well.

Proposed Session Topics

  • Bioinspired processing of ceramics
  • Advances in bioinspired materials and related applications
  • Bottom-up assembly and complex colloids
  • Green processing for energy conversion and storage materials and systems
  • Green processing of functional materials
  • Green technology for environmental sustainability
  • Future directions of bioinspired materials, green processing and technologies


  • Manoj K Mahapatra, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, mkmanoj@uab.edu
  • Francois Barthelat, McGill University, Canada
  • Esther Garcia-Tuñon, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Denis Gebauer, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
  • Steven Naleway, University of Utah, USA
  • Joaquin Ramirez-Rico, University of Seville, Spain
  • Eduardo Saiz, Imperial College London, UK
  • Simone Sprio, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics-ISTEC, Italy
  • Pablo Zavattieri, Purdue University, USA
  • Henry A. Colorado, Universidad de Antioquia UdeA, Colombia