Symposium SB02-Biotronics—Soft Ionic and Electronic Devices for Biological Applications

The intrinsic bioelectric activities at the cellular level result in ionic activities and charge gradients in the bioenvironment surrounding the cell. This charge gradient is a key component of inter- and intra-cellular signaling and process control. This symposium explores the domain of biotronics, which concerns the study of ionic and/or electronic devices that emulate and function at the interface of biology at the cellular level through interactions with the bioenvironment. This symposium highlights the recent advancements in ionic and electronic materials, technologies, and biotronics for in-vivo and in-vitro applications. The symposium will consist of two main segments: the first segment will be primarily dedicated to the design of materials and material interfaces for biotronics, including soft polymeric nanocomposites, biomaterials, nanomaterials, 2D and 3D nanostructured materials (e.g., graphene, MXenes, MOFs, COFs, etc.), and cell-inspired surfaces. The other segment will be focused on the design and fabrication of various biotronics, including soft biotronics, bioelectronics, organ-on-a-chip devices with integrated biotronics, and emerging in-vivo and in-vitro applications of biotronics, as well as emerging technological breakthroughs, including signal processing and computing capabilities of biotronics. This interdisciplinary symposium would bring together emerging and cutting-edge advancements at the intersection of materials science, biology, nanotechnology, electronics, and ionics to shape the future of biotronics.

Topics will include:

  • Soft bioionics and bioelectronics
  • Organic bioionics and bioelectronics
  • Emerging materials for biotronics/bioelectronics
  • 2D electronic materials for biotronics/bioelectronics
  • 3D frameworks for biotronics/bioelectronics
  • Biomolecular and biomembrane biotronics/bioelectronics
  • Ionic transistors and transistor-like devices for biotronics/bioelectronics
  • Bioelectronics for system-on-a-chip applications
  • Bioelectronics for cellular & subcellular interfaces and models

Invited Speakers:

  • Mohammad Reza Abidian (University of Houston, USA)
  • Polina Anikeeva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Ana Claudia Arias (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • David Cahen (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)
  • Huanyu Chen (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Susan Daniel (Cornell University, USA)
  • Martin Kaltenbrunner (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria)
  • Dion Khodagholy (Columbia University, USA)
  • Dae-Hyeong Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Stéphanie P. Lacour (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Nanshu Lu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Katherine Mirica (Dartmouth College, USA)
  • Roisin Owens (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Xing Sheng (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Bozhi Tian (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Luisa Torsi (Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy)
  • Klas Tybrandt (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Lan Yin (Tsinghua University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Reza Montazami
Iowa State University
Mechanical Engineering
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Jonathan Rivnay
Northwestern University
Biomedical Engineering

Andrew Sarles
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Mechanical Engineering
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Sihong Wang
The University of Chicago
Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

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