Biomaterials Committee

Technical Programming

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Bio-Nano Interfaces and Engineering Applications: Organized by Candan Tamerler; Kalpana Katti; Po-Yu Chen; Hendrik Heinz; Terry Lowe

The symposium focuses on fundamental understanding of biological and biomimetic-solid interfaces as well as their implementation into engineering applications. Interfacing biological molecules predictably with solid materials at the nanoscale is the key for hybrid materials design leading to innovative functional properties. Exploiting such properties towards developing functional materials and devices depends on a better understanding and control of the interfacial interactions at the atomic to nanoscale. This symposium will address the synthesis, modelling and design principles of the bio-nano interfaces and their implementation into practical medical and technical applications such as tissue engineering, catalysis, sensors, electronics, and photonics. While the solids may include metals, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and their composites, the biopolymers include proteins, peptides, DNA, RNA, polysaccharides, glycans, lipids and membranes as well as cells and viruses. A special emphasis will be given to the assembly processes at solid-liquid interfaces that lead to specific surface phenomena and designed bio-nano-solid self-assembled structures and organizations towards functional materials and devices. The symposium will encompass the following themes, but are not limited to: Fundamentals on BioNano interfaces; - Surface phenomena: Dynamic interfacial interactions; - Biomolecular recognition of solids; - New trends in surface characterization, in situ and ex situ; - Modelling the interactions at the bio-nano interfaces; -Mutliscale mechanobiology and Biomechanics; -Nanoscale assembly rules and design criteria; - Applications to electronics and photonics devices; - Implementations in regenerative and restorative medicine Topics of interest for focused sessions include but not limited to: Session 1: Foundation of Bio-nano Interfaces Session 2: Surface Phenomena and Modelling of the bio-nano-assembly formation Session 3: MultiScale Mechanobiology at the Interfaces and Biomechanics Session 4: Characterization of Biointerfaces and Surfaces Session 5: Implementation in regenerative and restorative materials Session 6: Applications on the basis of such technologies Session 7: Micro/Nano Device Application Building upon Bio-Nano Interfacial Interactions

2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Biological Materials Science: Organized by Rajendra Kasinath; Steven Naleway; Vinoy Thomas; Jing Du

The interaction of materials and biological systems is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary frontier in materials science and engineering with boundless 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 from biological lessons. The Symposium on Biological Materials Science emphasizes the primacy of biological materials to the development of biomaterials and biomimetic materials. Biological materials comprise the inorganic and organic constituents of biological systems, whereas biomaterials are synthetic materials developed to replace, restore or augment biological materials. The structure and properties of biological materials exhibit a breadth and complexity unmatched in current biomaterials. Biological materials are formed under ambient conditions by living and adaptive biological systems for multifunctional performance. The structure and properties of biological materials are typically hierarchical, inhomogeneous and anisotropic. Therefore, biological materials exhibit complex structure-property relation ships which are only beginning to be elucidated. Biomimetic materials (or bioinspired materials) have unique, tailored structure and properties designed based upon the study of structureproperty relationships in biological materials. Biomimetic materials most often utilize creative new methods of synthesis/processing and microstructure design in order to achieve the desired functionality. The symposium will encompass the following themes: -Biological and natural materials (hard and soft tissues) - Biomaterials (implants and devices) - Biomimetic and bioinspired materials - Bioenabled materials and systems - Biorelated applications In addition, two poster sessions are proposed: - Biological Materials Science Poster Session - Biological Materials Science Student Poster Contest (Please select "Student Poster" as your abstract type to be considered for this session.)

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advanced Real Time Optical Imaging: Organized by Jinichiro Nakano; David Alman; Il Sohn; Hiroyuki Shibata; Antoine Allanore

Real time observations can provide important information needed to understand materials behavior, as these techniques can provide valuable insights on mechanisms free from artifacts induced from conventional experimental techniques. Emerging optical imaging techniques are comparatively inexpensive methods that allow such observations. Methods, such as confocal laser microscopy, can be enhanced with capabilities that enable heating and cooling, controlled atmospheres, and application of stresses; and can be used to generate real time thermodynamic and kinetic data needed to study a variety of materials and processes, such as phase transformation, oxidation, corrosion, etc. In-vivo fluorescence methods can be used to provide essential information on the behavior of biomaterials. This symposium intends to encompass a broad range of materials science topics to enable and promote cross-cutting opportunities for multiple disciplines (biomaterials, energy materials, functional materials, structural materials, etc.). Papers are solicited on technique development, as well as, on the application of these methods to materials science and engineering. Topics include, but not limited to: - In-situ, in-operando, in-vitro, and in-vivo observation techniques, such as confocal laser microscopes, thermal imaging furnace, and other optical techniques. - Confocal techniques, including fluorescence and reflection types, which may be equipped with capabilities such as heating/cooling chambers, gas chambers, mechanical testing, Raman spectroscope, and FTIR. - Other optical microscopic or telescopic methods include hot thermocouple, resistance heating, and sessile drop techniques used for high temperature phenomena. - Thermodynamic and kinetic data from these techniques, useful for phase diagram constructions, oxidation/corrosion modeling, phase formation kinetics studies, etc. - Findings of studies on interrogation of materials by these techniques.

2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Biological Materials Science: Organized by Steven Naleway; Vinoy Thomas; Holly Martin; Jing Du

The interaction of materials and biological systems is a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary frontier in materials science and engineering with boundless 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 from biological lessons. The Symposium on Biological Materials Science emphasizes the primacy of biological materials to the development of biomaterials and biomimetic materials. Biological materials comprise the inorganic and organic constituents of biological systems, whereas biomaterials are synthetic materials developed to replace, restore or augment biological materials. The structure and properties of biological materials exhibit a breadth and complexity unmatched in current biomaterials. Biological materials are formed under ambient conditions by living and adaptive biological systems for multifunctional performance. The structure and properties of biological materials are typically hierarchical, inhomogeneous and anisotropic. Therefore, biological materials exhibit complex structure-property relationships which are only beginning to be elucidated. Biomimetic materials (or bioinspired materials) have unique, tailored structure and properties designed based upon the study of structureproperty relationships in biological materials. Biomimetic materials most often utilize creative new methods of synthesis/processing and microstructure design in order to achieve the desired functionality. The symposium will encompass the following themes: - Biological and natural materials (hard and soft tissues) - Biomaterials (implants and devices) - Biomimetic and bioinspired materials - Bioenabled materials and systems - Biorelated applications In addition, two poster sessions are proposed: - Biological Materials Science Poster Session - Biological Materials Science Student Poster Contest (Please select "Student Poster" as your abstract type to be considered for this session.)