6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues

6-10 December 2015 | Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

The following Special Sessions have been announced:

  • Articulated Structures and Dermal Armor
    F. Barthelat and M. Porter
  • Bioinspired Materials, Structures, and Devices
    P-Y Chen, W. Yang
  • Metals in Biomedical Applications
    C.N. Elias
  • Bioresorbable Biomaterials
    Name TBC
  • Experiments and Constitutive Modelling in Collagenous and Keratinous Biological Materials
    Sheng Cai
  • Effect of Aging and Disease on Bone and Tissues
    L. Zimmermann
  • Biomedical Devices
    A. Boccaccini
Introduction to the conference

After being held in Clearwater, FL and Sitges, Spain, we are pleased to announce that the sixth conference in the series returns to Hawaii. The 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues (ICMOBT) will take place on 6-10 December 2015 Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA.

Organised every two years, ICMOBT provides a unique international forum for researchers and practicing engineers from different disciplines to interact and exchange their latest results.

Welcome note from Marc Andre Meyers, ICMOBT Chair

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1. Biological Materials

  • Hard tissues and materials (e.g. bone, teeth, scales, osteoderms, mineralized biological materials)
  • Soft tissues and materials (e.g. cartilage, tendon, silk, elastin, organs)
  • Mechanobiology (development, physiology and disease)
  • Cell functions, structure and motility
  • Multiscale modelling and simulation of tissue mechanical properties (e.g. ab initio approaches, molecular dynamics, coarse-graining, finite element modeling, fluid-structure interactions)
  • Multiscale experimental characterization of tissue mechanical properties (e.g. AFM, TEM, nanoindentation, optical tweezers, x-ray diffraction, in situ methods)
  • Dynamic response of biological materials and tissues (trauma from impact and explosions)

2. Biomaterials

  • Tribology, friction and wear as well as fatigue
  • Materials failure in physiologically extreme conditions and disease (e.g. infectious disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease)
  • Hierarchical polymer materials and composites (e.g. dental ceramics and fibre-reinforced composites)
  • Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
  • Metals and ceramics as biomaterials
  • Cardiovascular implants
  • Orthopaedic implants

3. Bioinspired Materials

  • Self-assembly of biological and biomaterials (e.g. peptides, DNA, polymers, nanoparticles, hierarchical structures)
  • Biologically inspired and biomimetic materials (including biomimicking materials)
  • Novel synthesis and processing methods: additive manufacturing, freeze casting.
  • Molecular level bioinspiration
  • Processing and fabrication including additive manufacturing

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Organized by
  • Anton Paar
  • BioMomentum
  • CellScale
  • Hysitron
  • JPK-Instruments
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