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Meeting 2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Biological Materials Science Symposium
Sponsorship TMS Functional Materials Division (formerly EMPMD)
TMS Structural Materials Division
TMS: Biomaterials Committee
Organizer(s) Francois Barthelat, McGill University
Kalpana S. Katti, North Dakota State Univ
Paul G Allison, University of Alabama
Rajendra Kumar Kasinath, DePuy Synthes Products, LLC
Scope Biology remains an inspiration for advanced materials design for a wide range of applications. The study of the interaction of engineered materials and biological systems is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary frontier in materials science and engineering with considerable possibilities. Biological Materials Science involves the application of materials science and engineering principles to the study of biological materials, including the design, synthesis and fabrication of materials systems with lessons from biology. The Symposium on Biological Materials Science will focus on advances in biological materials towards the development of biomaterials and biomimetic materials.
Biological materials comprise of the inorganic and organic constituents of biological systems, whereas biomaterials are synthetic materials developed to replace, restore or augment the functionality of biological materials. Hierarchical structure coupled with built-in redundancy is ubiquitous in biological materials which is responsible for their unique properties, including the ability to heal. Biological materials are formed under ambient conditions by living and adaptive biological systems for multifunctional performance. Characterizing and modeling responses of these materials are highly challenging due to their complex hierarchical structures, anisotropy and inherent inhomogeneity. Biomimetic materials (or bio-inspired materials) are tailored to replicate the desired structure and properties of biological materials based upon the study of their structure-property relationships. Biomimetic materials often require creative and novel methods of synthesis/processing and microstructural design in order to achieve the desired functionality.

The symposium will encompass the following themes:
o Biological materials (soft and hard tissues, cells, etc.)
o Biomaterials (implants, tissue engineered structures and devices)
o Modeling and experimental evaluation of mechanical properties of biological and biomaterials.
o Biomimetic and bio-inspired materials
o Bio-enabled materials and systems
o Bio-related applications

Anticipated Average Number of Attendees per Paper: 50
Planned Proceedings:
The organizers are planning on pursuing publication of proceedings in a journal. Past proceedings were, or are in the process of being published in:
2005 Materials Science and Engineering C
2006 Acta Biomaterialia
2007 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
2008 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
2009 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
2009 Biomedical Materials
2010 Materials Science and Engineering C
2011 Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
2012 Acta Biomaterialia
2013 Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials
Surface Innovations
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

Proposed Sessions: 8
Session 1: Materials in Hard Tissues and Biomaterials (e.g. bone, teeth, mineralized tissues, natural armors)
Session 2: Materials in Soft Tissues and Biomaterials (e.g. cartilage, tendon, organs, blood vessel, silks, natural fibers)
Session 3: Bio-inspired and Biomimetic Materials
(Joint session with Ultrafine Grained Materials Symposium)
Session 4: Bio-derived and Green Materials (including, such as materials derived from biological sources and environmentally-friendly materials )
Session 5: Characterization of Natural and Biological Materials (e.g. AFM, TEM, nanoindentation, optical tweezers, in situ techniques)
(Joint session with Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials Symposium)
Session 6: Multi-scale Modeling of Biological Materials
Session 7: Innovative Thin Films and Coatings for Biomedical Applications (Joint session with Biological, electronic and functional thin films and coatings Symposium)
Session 8: Antimicrobial Materials and Surfaces for Biological Interaction
(Joint session with Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials Symposium)

In addition, two poster sessions are proposed:
Biological Materials Science Poster Session
Biological Materials Science Student Poster Contest
Abstracts Due 07/15/2015
Proceedings Plan Planned: Publication Outside of TMS (Indicate publication title and publisher if known.)

3D Printing of Tough Double Network Hydrogel
A Comparison of the Microstructure of Teleost Fish Scales
A Comparison of Tooth Enamel from Disparate Mammals
Analysis of Naturally-occurring and Biomimetic Rod Like Microstructures
Architectured Materials in Engineering and in Nature
Atomistic-based Continuum Model of Spontaneous Self-assembly and Dynamics of Double Helix Polymers
Bio-inspired Flexible Armors with 3D Printed Tailored Architectures
Bio-inspired Phase Transforming Materials for Energy Dissipation
Biochemical Characterisation of Rhizophora mangle L. Leaf: Prospect as a Natural-Green Inhibitor of Steel-Rebar Corrosion in Marine/Saline Service-Environment
Bioinspired Composites through Clathrates and Hydrates in Freeze Casting
Biomimetic Hard-to-Soft Interfaces: Guiding Osteogenesis to Infection Free Implants
Biomimetic Remineralization Strategies towards Novel Dental Health Care
Chemotherapeutic-Induced Surface Degradation of Subcutaneous Venous Access Ports - A Preliminary Comparative In-Vitro and In-Vivo Study
Competition of Elastic-plastic Deformation and Fracture in Plastic Zone Ahead Crack Tip in Dentin and Tooth Enamel
E-1: A Comparative Analysis of Biological and Not Biological Cardiac Valves Replacement in the Brazilian Health Care System
E-2: Analyses and Characterization of Nanofiber Coating Layers of Implant Biomaterials
E-3: Biological Response of Interconnected Ti-6Al-4V Foam Constructs for Biomedical Implants: A Vascularization Issue
E-4: The Effects of Obesity on the Shear Strength of Murine Growth Plates
E-5: Synthesis of Polymeric Hydrogels Containing Nano-silver and Antibiotic for Wound Healing Applications
Electrochemical Properties of Microarc Oxidation Coating on Biocompatible Magnesium Alloy
Fabrication of Polymer/Bio-based Hydroxyapatite Composite Electrospunn Fibers for Scaffold Applications
Flexible Dermal Armor in Arapaima, Coelacanth, and Alligator Gar
Functional Design of Keratinous Materials: Pangolin Scales and the Feather Shaft
Influence of Interface on the Fracture of Bio-inspired Laminated Composites
Lightweight Biological Composites: The Relationship between the Structure and Function of the Feather Vane and Inspired Designs
Mechanical Investigation of Naturally-Occurring and Biomimetic Bouligand Materials
Micropillar Cyclic Compression Study of a Nitinol Tube Intended for Medical Devices
Microstructure and Tribological Behaviors of Laser Clad Ti-based Metallic Glass Composite Coatings
Monotonic and Cyclic Response of Austenitic and Martensitic NiTi wires for Medical Device Applications
Nanoclay Scaffold Testbed for Growing 3D Cancer Tumoroids
Nanoindentation-based Mechanical Spectroscopy of Wood Cell Walls
Nature’s Multiscale Design Strategies and Smart Manufacturing of Engineering Materials
On the Exceptional Deformability and Toughness of Snake Eggshells
On the Reduction in Crack Growth Resistance of Human Enamel with Age
Paddlefish Rostrum as a Structure for Bioinspiration: Analysis and Modeling of the Stress State and Strain Rate Dependence Behavior of Cartilage
Structural Design Elements in Biological Materials: Application to Bioinspiration
Synthesis of Multifunctional Scaffolds from Natural Materials by Freeze Casting Technique
The Effect on Head and Neck Cancer Cell Induced by N2/He Micro-plasma Exposure
The Effects of Closed-Cell Metallic and Polymeric Foams on the Dynamic Mechanical Response of Bone and Brain Simulants via Impact Testing
The Twisted Fibrous Structure and Mechanical Behavior of Coelacanth
Towards Computer-aided, Rational Design of Ceramic Biomaterials: Combining Micro-Computed Tomography, Nanoindentation, Ultrasonic, and Micromechanical Theory
Transient Simulation of Low Volume Gravity Driven Flow in a Human Organ Mimicking Microfluidic Platform
Why the Seahorse Tail is Square

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