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The First Online Academic Forum on “Frontiers in Bionic Engineering”
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Hosted by: International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE)

Organized by: Wuhan University & Jilin University, China

Presented by: Hao Bai, Professor, Zhejiang University


Time: 18:30-20:00, August 27, 2020 (China time)

Venue: voov meeting(outside China) or tencent meeting (within China) ID: 503812597

Direct link: https://meeting.tencent.com/s/PcncEOV4JFXJ



Dr. Hao Bai received his B.S. degree from Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University (2006), and his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2012). He joined Zhejiang University in 2015, after completed his postdoctoral research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His main research interests are focused on bioinspired engineering of smart materials and systems with multiscale architecture and multifunctionality, including biomimetic cellular materials, composites, multifunctional polymer, fibers, surface wetting, tissue engineering, etc.


Topic: Ice-templated, Bioinspired Functional Materials

Development of human society is, to some extent, relying on the invention of new materials. In this context, biological materials, such as bone, shell and bamboo, constantly serve as a source of inspiration to design strong, tough, lightweight, self-healing and smart synthetic materials for future engineering applications. While biological materials achieve multifunctionality by building sophisticated multiscale architecture, synthetic materials are always relying on the diversity of constituents. Combining these two strategies would stimulate green fabrication approaches and result in multifunctional materials with unprecedented properties. Specifically, we take an ice-templating technique to mimic the sophisticated architecture of biological materials in our synthetic counterparts. In this talk, I will show the potential of this biomimetic approach, with our recent progress in thermoregulating textiles inspired by polar bear hair, intrinsically self-healable nacre-mimetic composites, ice-templated cellular plastics and so on.


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