Biological and Bioinspired Adhesion: From Macro- to NAnoscale
Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposium 2016

27 – 29 September 2016

avendi-Hotel am Griebnitzsee, Potsdam, Germany

 

Scientific Program:

Stanislav N. Gorb / University of Kiel

 

The symposium  has been inspired by the Thematic Series “Biological and Bioinspired Adhesion and Friction” in the Open Access Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, edited by Stanislav N. Gorb and Kerstin Koch.

Scientific Program

Talks

 

TUESday, 27 September

 

 

9:00
Welcome and Introduction

Session chair: Stanislav Gorb

9:20
Tongues that grab and groom
David Hu / Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

10:00
Unravelling the sticky threads of sea cucumbers: morphology, mechanics and biochemistry of a unique defence organ
Patrick Flammang / University of Mons, Belgium

10:40
Coffee break

11:00
Adhesive contact problems, nanomechanics and nanotribology
Feodor Borodich / Cardiff University, UK

11:40
Insect-inspired capillary nanostamping
Martin Steinhart / University of Osnabrück, Germany

12:20
Lunch

Session chair: Patrick Flammang

14:00
Cellular origin and protein composition of gecko setae
Lorenzo Alibardi / University of Bologna, Italy

14:40
Evaluating retention in oromucosal drug delivery: opportunities and pitfalls
Jette Jacobsen / University of Copenhagen, Denmark

15:20
Coffee break

15:40
Gecko's feet that can go underwater
Feng Zhou / Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

16:20
Multifunctionality of mushroom-shaped surface microstructures: from adhesion over air retention to antifouling
Lars Heepe / University of Kiel, Germany

17:00
End

18:00
Dinner

 

POSTER SESSION

20:00
Presentation and discussion of all posters

22:00
End

 

WEDNESDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER

Session chair: Martin Steinhart

9:00
Dynamic wetting: water droplet bouncing and splashing on biological and biomimetic surfaces
Kerstin Koch / Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany

9:40
Attachment systems of climbing plants: biological diversity and biomimetic transfer
Thomas Speck / University of Freiburg, Germany

10:20
Coffee break

10:40
Hierarchical bio-inspired nanotribology
Nicola Pugno / University of Trento, Italy

11:20
Adhesion in wet environment: inspiration from nature
Ali Dhinojwala / University of Akron, USA

12:00
Lunch

 

14:30
EXCURSION

19:00
Dinner

 

THURSday, 29 September

Session chair: Thomas Speck

9:00
Strategies for climbing curved surfaces in tree frogs
Jon Barnes / University of Glasgow, UK

9:40
Gluing through evolution – diversity of animal bioadhesives
Janek von Byern / Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Austria

10:20
Coffee break

10:40
Terrestrial slug glue: gaining toughness through a double network mechanism

Andrew Smith / Ithaca College, USA

11:20
3D cell adhesion in porous nano- and microenvironments
Christine Selhuber-Unkel / University of Kiel, Germany

12:00
Lunch

Session chair: Jon Barnes

13:30
The evolution of geckos and life in 3D
Duncan Irschick / University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

14:10
Adhesive systems in vertebrates
Marlene Spinner / University of Kiel, Germany

14:50
Coffee break

15:10
Influence of surface geometry and functional gradients on the strength of adhesive contacts
Valentin Popov / TU Berlin, Germany

15:50
Bio-inspired and synthetic reversible adhesives
Metin Sitti / MPI for Intelligent Systems, Germany

16:30
End

19:00
Dinner

Poster

No. 1:
Modelling the adhesion of biomembranes to substrates patterned with nano-concavities
Jaime Agudo-Canalejo / Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces

No. 2:
Production of synthetic barnacle adhesives
Nicholas Aldred / Newcastle University

No. 3:
Adhesion devices along the lines of the adhesive organs of stick insects
Michael Bennemann / Westfälische Hochschule Bocholt

No. 4:
Is tensilin involved in the adhesion of sea cucumber cuvierian tubules?
Marie Bonneel / University of Mons

No. 5:
The role of interface in hierarchical multiple peeling
Lucas Brely / University of Turin

No. 6:
Nano-characterization by AFM for investigating a LbL coating build-up on wood
Kirstin Casdorff / ETH Zurich

No. 7:
Surface roughness rather than surface chemistry essentially affects insect adhesion
Elena Gorb / University of Kiel

No. 8:
Adhesion to rough substrates using the concept of composite pillars
René Hensel / INM - Leipniz Institute for New Materials

No. 9:
Capture threads of cribellate spiders: an example for nanofibrous adhesion
Anna-Christin Joel / RWTH Aachen University

No. 10:
“Sticky seeds” - adhesive properties of two types of seed mucilage
Agnieszka Kreitschitz / University of Kiel

No. 11:
Adhesion investigation on biomimetic polymer replicas: effects of size, shape and hierarchy levels of microstructures
Charchit Kumar / University of Freiburg

No. 12:
From mites to geckos: size-dependence of biological adhesives
David Labonte / University of Cambridge

No. 13:
Bioadhesion of the flatworm Macrostomum lignano
Peter G. Ladurner / University of Innsbruck

No. 14:
Finite element modelling of a tree frog’s toe pad and its adhesive properties
Julian Langowski / Wageningen University

No. 15:
Wetting resistance of re-entrant surface reduces permanent underwater adhesion of hardfouling organisms
Dennis Petersen / University of Kiel

No. 16:
A sticky situation: understanding the mechanism of diatom adhesion
Nicole Poulsen / TU Dresden

No. 17:
Characterization of a natural temporary adhesive by integrating transcriptomic and proteomic tools
Marcelo G. Rodrigues / University of Innsbruck

No. 18:
Bioadhesion in ascidians
Ute Rothbächer / University of Innsbruck

No. 19:
Adhesion at the beach: characterizing and mimicking the glues of shellfish
Jonathan Wilker / Purdue University

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