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Symposium Z
Bio-inspired engineering for Multifunctional Biosurfaces


  • Donghwan Kim RICHIE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Seungpyo HONG, University of Illinois, United States


  • Donna Xiaodong ZHOU, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
  • Young Jik KWON, University of California, Irvine, United States


  • Prof Donghwan Kim Richie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Email: dhkim@ntu.edu.sg
    Tel: 65 6790 4111
    Fax: TBA
    Mailing Address:
    N1.3 B4-10, 70 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637457
    Singapore 637457

Scope of Symposium

Recent advances in surface engineering based on nanotechnology have resulted in precise control over biological properties of a wide variety of materials ranging from glass substrates and inorganic nanomaterials to dendrimers and polymeric nanoparticles.  In particular, the cutting-edge nanotechnology has enabled novel nanomaterials to faithfully mimic various physiological phenomena, achieving unprecedentedly efficacious biomedical functions.  To reflect the rapidly growing area of biomimetic nanotechnology, this symposium will focus on the biomimetic strategies based on nano-scale surface modification. More specific topics that will be covered include: 

1. Biomimetic surfaces for adhesion and detection of biological species 

2. Surface functionalization/modification chemistries to interface biological moieties and devices 

3. Chemical and physical approaches for improved targeting and capturing to the specific cells and tissues


The manuscripts of all those papers that are presented at the conference and accepted after peer review will be published online in “Procedia Engineering” by  Elsevier. Details for online submission of the manuscripts will be made available by concerned symposium chair while accepting the paper for presentation at the conference.

Invited Speakers

  • Young-Tae CHANG, National University of Singapore, Singapore ( Abstract )
  • Ying CHAU, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China ( Abstract )
  • Namjoon CHO, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore ( Abstract )
  • Seung-woo CHO, Yonsei University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Jaebum CHOO, Hanyang University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Mark HOLL, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, United States ( Abstract )
  • SeungPyo HONG, The University of Illinois at Chicago, United States ( Abstract )
  • Myung-Han HOON, GIST, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Xingyu JIANG , National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, China ( Abstract )
  • Jae-ho KIM, Aouju University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Won Jong KIM, POSTECH, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Young Jik KWON, University of California, Irvine, United States ( Abstract )
  • Jae-Seung LEE, Korea University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Seung Yong LEE, Korea Institute of Science and Engineering, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Dong Woo LIM, Hanyang University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Huang LING, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Yi LU, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States ( Abstract )
  • Bong-Sup SHIM, INHA University, South Korea ( Abstract )
  • Kaoru TAMADA, Kyushu University, Japan ( Abstract )
  • Yujie XIONG, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China
  • Hyun Chul YOON, Aouju University, South Korea ( Abstract )