The 644. WE-Heraeus-Seminar:Bio-inspired, Nano- and Microstructured Surfaces: New Functionality by Material and Structure
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644. Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Seminar

Bio-inspired, Nano- and Microstructured Surfaces: New Functionality by Material and Structure

Aims of the seminar

The 644. WE-Heraeus-Seminar “Bio-inspired, Nano- and Microstructured Surfaces: New Functionality by Material and Structure” takes place in Bad Honnef, Germany, on May 28-31, 2017. The Seminar will present a comprehensive overview about the current status of bio-inspired surfaces who’s functionality is caused by their nano- and microstructure or material.

The seminar will take place at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef , in the city of Bad Honnef, about 15 km south of Bonn. The Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation  is the generous sponsor of this seminar.


  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Bill: Institut für Materialwissenschaft, Chemische Materialsynthese, Universität Stuttgart, Heisenbergstr. 3, 70569 Stuttgart, billLjx4∂imw uni-stuttgart de

  • PD Dr. Hendrik Hölscher: Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, H.-v.-Helmholtz Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, hendrik hoelscherAgw4∂kit edu

  • Prof. Dr. Mato Knez: CIC nanoGUNE, Tolosa Hiribidea 76, E–20018 Donostia – San Sebastian, Spanien, m knezHgz6∂nanogune eu

Programme and Speakers

The programme of the seminar starts early Monday morning (May 29, 2017) and ends Wednesday afternoon (May 31, 2017). Participants should plan for an arrival on Sunday evening and are invited to stay till Thursday morning. Please find the preliminary programme below.

Invited speakers

  • Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Barthlott (Nees Institut, Universität Bonn)
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker (Fraunhofer IAP, Potsdam-Golm)
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo Burgert (ETH Zürich)
  • Dr. Zaklina Burghard (Universität Stuttgart)
  • Prof. Dr. Aránzazu del Campo (INM, Saarbrücken)
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Federle (Cambridge University, UK)
  • Prof. Dr. Stanislav N. Gorb (CAU Kiel)
  • Dr. Maryna Kavalenka (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Prof. Dr. David Kisalius (UC Riverside, CA)
  • Prof. Dr. Kerstin Koch (Hochschule Rhein-Waal)
  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Kolle (MIT, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Fiona Meldrum (Leeds University, UK)
  • Prof. Dr. Filipe Natalio (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Neinhuis (TU Dresden)
  • Dr. Dirk Rothenstein (Universität Stuttgart)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Scheibel (Universität Bayreuth)
  • Dr. Radwanul H. Siddique (Caltech, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck (Universität Freiburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Steiner (Adolphe Merkle Institut, Schweiz)
  • Prof. Dr. Silvia Vignolini (Cambridge University, UK)
  • Prof. Dr. Ingrid Weiss (Universität Stuttgart)
  • Prof. Dr. Cordt Zollfrank (TU München)

All participants are asked to present a their research in the field as a poster contribution. A few contributions will be considered as contributed short talks.

All participants have to apply through the registration form which can be found on the web-page. 
Please send your registration and abstract directly to them well before the deadline on March 31, 2017, as the number of participants is limited. Applicants will be informed shortly after the deadline.
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