Biomaterials Committee

Technical Programming

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advanced Real Time Imaging: Organized by Jinichiro Nakano; David Alman; Il Sohn; Hiroyuki Shibata; Antoine Allanore; Noritaka Saito; Anna Nakano; Zuotai Zhang; Candan Tamerler; Bryan Webler; Wangzhong Mu; David Veysset; Pranjal Nautiyal

Real time observations can provide important information needed to understand materials behavior, as these techniques can provide temporal and spatial insights free from artifacts otherwise induced from conventional experimental techniques. Traditional and emerging advanced imaging techniques, which may be optical or non-optical, would allow such observations. Methods may 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. This symposium encompasses a broad range of materials science topics enabling cross-cutting opportunities for multiple disciplines (biomaterials, energy materials, functional materials, structural materials, etc.) while topics will be separately categorized in the technical program. Presentations are solicited on the application of these methods to materials science and industrial processes, as well as on development of such techniques. Topics include, but not limited to: • Studies using real time optical (e.g., visible light, white light, laser, IR, and UV) and non-optical (e.g., scanning probe, electron, and ultrasound) imaging techniques • Researches using in-situ, in-operando, in-vitro, and in-vivo observation imaging techniques, such as thermal imaging furnace and other real time imaging methods • Confocal techniques, including fluorescence and reflection types, which may be equipped with capabilities such as heating/cooling chambers, gas chambers, mechanical testing, Raman spectroscope, mass spectrometry, and FTIR • Microscopic or telescopic imaging 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. • Work using high speed and slow speed cameras • Materials used in manufacturing real time imaging devices • Novel technologies and methodologies for emerging imaging devices The symposium plans to have joint sessions with: • The Bio-Nano Interfaces and Engineering Applications symposium • The Mechanical Response of Materials Investigated through Novel In-situ Experiments and Modeling symposium Respective papers may participate in part of the dedicated sessions.

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advances in Biomaterials for 3D Printing of Scaffolds and Tissues: Organized by Changxue Xu; Jun Yin; Zhengyi Zhang; Yifei Jin

Biomaterials have been widely utilized in a variety of biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biosensors and medical implants, due to their inherent physical and chemical properties including biocompatibility, tunable mechanical properties and biodegradability, and hierarchical internal structures. Additive manufacturing, based on layer-by-layer fabrication mechanism, possesses critical advantages in fabrication of 3D structures of biomaterials for various biomedical applications, including complex geometries, heterogeneity, porosities, and incorporation of different growth factors. Typical 3D printing techniques used for biomaterials include inkjet printing, microextrusion, laser-assisted printing, stereolithography, to name a few. The most common biomaterials used in 3D printing are ceramics, polymers, and composites. The post-printing properties and microstructures are of great importance to the biomaterial functionality, such as mechanical properties, physical properties including swelling and degradation properties, pore size and porosity. The symposium shall focus on the recent advances in the biomaterials for 3D printing of scaffolds and tissues. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to: •Design, fabrication and characterization of 3D tissue-engineered scaffolds •Characterization of post-printing properties of biomaterials •Modeling and simulation of biomaterial properties •Fabrication of biomaterials-based heterogeneous structures •Novel biomaterials and 3D printing techniques for scaffold fabrication •Bioprinting of cellular structures and tissues •Cell-biomaterial interaction •Bioink rheological properties and printability •Organ-on-chips

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Biological Materials Science: Organized by David Restrepo; Steven Naleway; Jing Du; Ning Zhang; Hannes Schniepp

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 structures and properties designed based upon the study of structure-property 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

2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: BioNano Interfaces and Engineering Applications: Organized by Candan Tamerler; Hendrik Heinz; Kalpana Katti; Terry Lowe; Po-Yu Chen

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 contro l of the interfacial interactions at the atomic to nanoscale. This symposium will address the synthesis, modelling and design principles of the bionano 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 bionano solid self-assembled structures and organizations towards functional materials, systems and devices. The symposium will encompass the following themes, but are not limited to: - Fundamentals on Bionano interfaces; - Surface phenomena: Dynamic interfacial interactions; - Abiotic and biotic interfaces; - Biomolecular recognition of solids; - Supramolecular self assembled systems; - Modelling the interactions at the bionano interfaces; - Multiscale mechanobiology and Biomechanics; - Nanoscale assembly rules and design criteria; - New trends in surface characterization, in situ and ex situ; - Machine learning and predictive modelling approaches on biodesign and bioevaluations; - Biointerfaces and applications for sensing, electronics and photonics devices - Protein corona effect on nanomaterials surfaces; Modulating toxicology - Bio-nano-material-tissue interfaces - Implementations in regenerative and restorative medicine

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advanced Real Time Imaging: Organized by Jinichiro Nakano; David Alman; Il Sohn; Hiroyuki Shibata; Antoine Allanore; Noritaka Saito; Anna Nakano; Zuotai Zhang; Candan Tamerler; Bryan Webler; Wangzhong Mu; David Veysset

Real time observations can provide important information needed to understand materials behavior, as these techniques can provide temporal and spatial insights free from artifacts otherwise induced from conventional experimental techniques. Traditional and emerging advanced imaging techniques, which may be optical or non-optical, would allow such observations. Methods may 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. This symposium encompasses a broad range of materials science topics enabling cross-cutting opportunities for multiple disciplines (energy materials, functional materials, structural materials, biomaterials, etc.) while similar topics are categorized in the same scope in the technical program. Presentations are solicited on the application of these methods to materials science and industrial processes, as well as on development of such techniques. Topics include, but not limited to: - Studies using real time optical (e.g., visible light, white light, laser, IR, and UV) and non-optical (e.g., electron and ultrasound) imaging techniques - Researches using in-situ, in-operando, in-vitro, and in-vivo observation imaging techniques, such as thermal imaging furnace and other real time imaging methods. - Confocal techniques, including fluorescence and reflection types, which may be equipped with capabilities such as heating/cooling chambers, gas chambers, mechanical testing, Raman spectroscope, mass spectrometry, and FTIR. - Microscopic or telescopic imaging 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. - Work using high speed and slow speed cameras - Materials used in manufacturing real time imaging devices - Novel technologies and methodologies for emerging imaging devices At TMS2021, the symposium plans to have joint sessions with: - The Bio-Nano Interfaces and Engineering Applications symposium - The Mechanical Response of Materials Investigated through Novel In-situ Experiments and Modeling symposium Respective papers may participate in part of the dedicated sessions.

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Bio-Nano Interfaces and Engineering Applications: Organized by Candan Tamerler; Kalpana Katti; Hendrik Heinz; Terry Lowe; Po-Yu Chen

The symposium focuses on fundamental understanding of biological and biomimetic solid interfaces as well as their implementation into engineering applications. Interfacing biological molecules predic tably 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 contro l of the interfacial interactions at the atomic to nanoscale. This symposium will address the synthesis, modelling and design principles of the bionano 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 bionano solid self-assembled structures and organizations towards functional materials, systems and devices. The symposium will encompass the following themes, but are not limited to: -Fundamentals on Bionano interfaces; - Surface phenomena: Dynamic interfacial interactions; - Abiotic and biotic interfaces; - Biomolecular recognition of solids; - Supramolecular self assembled systems; - Modelling the interactions at the bionano interfaces; - Multiscale mechanobiology and Biomechanics; - Nanoscale assembly rules and design criteria; - New trends in surface characterization, in situ and ex situ; - Predictive modelling and machine learning on biodesign and bioevaluations; - Biointerfaces and applications for sensing, electronics and photonics devices - Protein corona effect on nanomaterials surfaces; Modulating toxicology - Bio-nano-material-tissue interfaces - Implementations in regenerative and restorative medicine

2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Biological Materials Science: Organized by David Restrepo; Steven Naleway; Jing Du; Ning Zhang

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 structures and properties designed based upon the study of structure-property 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.)

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Advances in Biomaterials for 3D Printing: Organized by Changxue Xu; Jun Yin; Zhengyi Zhang; Yifei Jin

Biomaterials have been widely utilized in a variety of biomedical applications, such as tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biosensors and medical implants, due to their inherent physical and chemical properties including biocompatibility, tunable mechanical properties and biodegradability, and hierarchical internal structures. Additive manufacturing, based on layer-by-layer fabrication mechanism, possesses critical advantages in fabrication of 3D structures of biomaterials for various biomedical applications, including complex geometries, heterogeneity, porosities, and incorporation of different growth factors. Typical 3D printing techniques used for biomaterials include inkjet printing, microextrusion, laser-assisted printing, stereolithography, to name a few. The most common biomaterials used in 3D printing are ceramics, polymers, and composites. The post-printing properties and microstructures are of great importance to the biomaterial functionality, such as mechanical properties, physical properties including swelling and degradation properties, pore size and porosity. The symposium shall focus on the recent advances in the biomaterials for 3D printing. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Fabrication of biomaterials-based scaffolds • Characterization of post-printing biomaterials • Modeling and simulation of biomaterial properties • Fabrication of biomaterials-based heterogeneous structures • Novel biomaterials for 3D printing • Bioprinting of cellular structures • Novel 3D printing techniques for biomaterials • Cell-biomaterial interaction

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Bio-Nano Interfaces and Engineering Applications: Organized by Candan Tamerler; Kalpana Katti; Hendrik Heinz; Terry Lowe; Po-Yu Chen

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, systems and devices. The symposium will encompass the following themes, but are not limited to: - Fundamentals on Bionano interfaces; - Surface phenomena: Dynamic interfacial interactions; - Abiotic and biotic interfaces; - Biomolecular recognition of solids; - Supramolecular self assembled systems; - Modelling the interactions at the bio-nano interfaces; - Multiscale mechanobiology and Biomechanics; - Nanoscale assembly rules and design criteria; - New trends in surface characterization, in situ and ex situ; - Predictive modelling and machine learning on biodesign and bioevaluations; - Biointerfaces and applications for sensing, electronics and photonics devices - Protein corona effect on nanomaterials surfaces; Modulating toxicology - Implementations in regenerative and restorative medicine

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Biodegradable Materials for Medical Applications II: Organized by Jaroslaw Drelich; Ehsan Mostaed; Malgorzata Sikora-Jasinska; Jan-Marten Seitz; Petra Maier; Norbert Hort; Huinan Liu

To mitigate the long-term side effects associated with current corrosion-resistant implants, a new generation of bioabsorbable medical devices is currently being developed. Implants made of biodegradable materials are absorbed and excreted by the body after completing their temporary mechanical, scaffolding and biointegration functioning. Biochemical and mechanical attributes of all classes of materials including metals, ceramics and polymers are broadly explored by the scientific and industrial research and development laboratories for various clinical applications over the last two decades. The symposium will address this emerging multi-disciplinary field involving materials scientists and engineers working with biologists and medical personnel. Papers will be presented on all aspects relating to biodegradable-based implants including vascular, orthopedic, dental, tissue engineering, wound closure and other applications. This covers – but is not limited to �– materials selection/development and their processing, surface treatments and modifications, in-vitro/in-vivo performance assessment and evaluation, as well as product design and certification.

2020 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Biological Materials Science: Organized by Steven Naleway; Jing Du; Rajendra Kasinath; David Restrepo

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 structure-property 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.)

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.)