Millions of years of evolution have produced very unique structures and specialized functions in all creatures on the earth to cope with the environment. Fascinating interfacial structures and functionalities have been observed in various natural species, which offer an excellent opportunity to design and process artificial advanced materials inspired from nature. It is believed that, when science and nature come together, plenty of novel materials with extraordinary properties and novel processing methods can be innovated.

This symposium focuses on topics of the design of bioinspired advanced materials, innovation of bioinspired processing of materials, and applications of bioinspired materials in various fields, and intends to give a multidisciplinary overview of biomimetic approaches to engineering novel materials and systems. This symposium will also provide a discussion forum and idea exchange platform for researchers, students, and entrepreneurs to develop advanced materials with novel structures and functionalities.

Proposed sessions

  • Bioinspired synthesis and processing of materials
  • Synthesis and fabrication of bioinspired materials
  • Bioinspired multifunctional surfaces and interfaces
  • Emerging bioinspired low-dimensional nanomaterials
  • Characterization and evaluation of bioinspired materials
  • Mechanical properties of bioinspired materials
  • Bioinspired materials for sustainable environmental applications
  • Bioinspired materials for sustainable energy applications


  • Ziqi Sun, Queensland University of Technology, Australia,
  • Zhengyi Fu, Wuhan University of Technology, China,
  • Joaquin Ramirez-Rico, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
  • Jiang Chang, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Wolfgang Wagermaier, Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany
  • Di Zhang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • Zhaoyong Zou, Wuhan University of Technology, China