|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Late News Poster Session
||P2-91: Bioprocess Inspired Synthesis of Functional Materials
||Hao Xie, Hang Ping, Panpan He, Zhengyi Fu
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Biological processes are vital for living organisms in producing materials with elegant structures as well as unique functions and properties. A biological process is usually made up of a series of sequential biochemical reactions, which represent as the flow of information, energy and substances and rely on functional proteins or enzymes. There can be two strategies for synthesis of functional materials. One is to take advantages of living organisms for producing functional materials. The other is to construct artificial platforms or systems that consist essential steps for rational and efficient production of functional materials. There have been several examples of bioprocess inspired synthesis of functional materials including efficient supply of energy, modification of genetic information, as well as efficient control of substances flow within intact organism. These observations demonstrate the potential applications of bioprocess inspired synthesis in producing functional materials.