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Call for Papers

Symposium SM5—Surfaces and Interfaces for Biomaterials

Surfaces and interfaces are widely recognized as key elements in biomaterials processes of primary importance toward the biological performances and clinical success of implants used for the replacement and the regeneration of diseased tissue and organs. This symposium wishes to address the role of surfaces and interfaces in several of these applications, bringing together scientists from different backgrounds so as to foster a multidisciplinary picture.

Topics will include:

  • This symposium will cover the pivotal scientific and technical platform of surfaces and interfaces in biomaterials by addressing the most advanced science and engineering challenges in the following fields:
    • surfaces and interfaces for biomaterials, drug/gene delivery, implants, scaffolds and tissue engineering applications
    • surfaces and interfaces for tribology, corrosion and tribo-corrosion
    • micro-fluidic and micro-reactors and their applications in biomaterials, including alternative testing to in vivo tests, diagnostics
    • surfaces and interfaces and their role toward the biological performances of biomaterials, including bio, hemo-compatibility, bacterial attachment
    • advanced techniques (including modeling) for surface and interface characterization, including atomic force microscopy tools, dynamic electron microscopies, light-based (synchrotron) techniques
    • surface modification, patterning and processing, including chemical, plasma and laser based technologies

Invited Speakers:

  • Joseph Buhagiar (University of Malta, Malta)
  • Marta Cerruti (McGill University, Canada)
  • Haifeng Chen (Peking University, Canada)
  • Vittorio Colombo (University of Bologna, Italy)
  • Matteo Gherardi (Alma Plasma Inc., Italy)
  • Jesse Greener (Laval University, Canada)
  • Kevin Healy (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Stephen Jefferies (Temple University, USA)
  • Gaétan Laroche (Laval University, Canada)
  • Huinan Liu (University of Riverside, California, USA)
  • Lakshmi Nair (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Yasuharu Ohgoe (Tokyo Denki University, Japan)
  • Jean-Jacques Pireaux (University of Namur, Belgium)
  • Barbara Previtali (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy)
  • Federico Rosei (National Institute for Scientific Research, INRS-EMT, Canada)
  • Michael Sailor (University California, San Diego, USA)
  • Andranik Sarkissian (Plasmionique Inc., Canada)
  • Michael Tatoulian (ParisTech, France)
  • Peter Thomsen (Gothenburg University, Sweden)
  • Fabio Variola (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Krasimir Vasilev (University of Southern Australia, Australia)
  • Maurizio Vedani (Polytechnic of Milan, Italy)

Symposium Organizers

Diego Mantovani
Laval University
Lab. for Biomaterials and Bioengineering, CRC-I
+1 418 656 2131 # 6270, Diego.Mantovani@gmn.ulaval.ca

Håkan Engqvist
Uppsala University
Applied Materials Science, Engineering Science

Geetha Manivasagam
VIT University
School of Mechanical and Building Sciences
91-416-2202295/96, geethamanivasagam@vit.ac.in

Ketul C. Popat
Colorado State University
Department of Mechanical Engineering