Join us at the 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, reviewing the very latest on the mechanics of biological, natural and biologically inspired materials, and those materials used to replace them in the human body.

The conference provides an excellent forum for the discussion of the experimental, computational and theoretical studies of deformation and fracture behavior in biological, natural and replacement materials, and the role mechanical properties play in physiological and disease conditions. A core theme will be how lessons learnt in the study of engineering materials can be made relevant to the study of biomaterials, and how this can help us to develop models for biological processes, new methods for diagnosing and treating diseases, and the design of novel materials.

This conference focuses on all scales, integrating microscopic to macroscopic levels and includes work at the nanoscale such as the mechanics of molecules such as protein and DNA, used to find solutions to critical questions at the interface of engineering and medicine.

Conference Chair
Markus J. Buehler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Topic List

  • Hard tissues and materials (e.g. bone, teeth, mineralized biomaterials such as armors)
  • Soft tissues and materials (e.g. cartilage, tendon, silk, elastin, organs)
  • Natural, biologically inspired and biomimetic materials (including biomimicking materials)
  • Metals and ceramics as biomaterials
  • Mechanobiology (development, physiology and disease)
  • Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering
  • 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)
  • Hierarchical polymer materials and composites (e.g. dental ceramics and fibre-reinforced composites)
  • Self-assembly of biological and biomaterials (e.g. peptides, DNA, polymers, nanoparticles, hierarchical structures)
  • Tribology, friction and wear as well as fatigue
  • Materials failure in physiologically extreme conditions and disease (e.g. infectious disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease)