6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues

6-10 December 2015 | Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA

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 the conference Chair

‘When I attended the 2009 ICMOBT Conference in Clearwater, Florida, I was delighted by what I experienced: fresh faces, fresh ideas, fresh air. So, when I received the invitation to chair the 2014, conference, together with Robert Ritchie and David Taylor, I accepted enthusiastically. This freshness, propitiated by the synergy of mechanics, materials, and biology, on one side, and experiments, analysis, and computations, on the other, is what will bring us again together in Hawaii, this December. Our field, at the intersection of mechanics, materials, biology, and medicine, continues to grow and involve an ever larger community.

ICMOBT is now a global venue, and our community is indeed a vibrant one. We encourage you to attend the December meeting. We have a stellar array of keynote speakers and a format that encourages interaction among the participants during the social events, that will include communal luncheons and evening activities. At the same time, your family will benefit from the splendid surroundings and cultural experience of Hawaii’s most beautiful island.
See you in Waikaloa, Hawaii.’

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

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

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Conference Speakers
  • François Barthelat, Canada
  • Markus Buehler, USA
  • H. J. Gao, USA
  • Q. Feng, China
  • Ali Miserez, Nanyang, Singapore
  • Chwee Teck (C.T.) LIM, Singapore
  • André R. Studart, Switzerland
  • A. P. Tomsia, USA
  • Po Yu Chen, Taiwan


Co Chairs

Committee Members

  • E. Arzt, Germany
  • A. Boccaccini, Germany
  • François Barthelat
  • Markus Buehler, USA
  • Q. Feng, China
  • J. C. Lasheras, USA
  • Ali Miserez, PhD
  • Chwee Teck (C.T.) LIM
  • W. Yang, Switzerland
  • Po Yu Chen, NTU Taiwan
Supporting Publications

Organized by
  • CellScale
  • Instron