Scientific Program

Talks

There will be a welcome reception on Monday, 26 September at 6 pm followed by a dinner at 7 pm.

 

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