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The 6th Online Academic Forum on "Frontiers in Bionic Engineering"
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Hosted by: International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE)

Organized by: Youth Commission of the ISBE, Jilin University

Presented by: Prof. Xu Hou, Xiamen University

Time: 7:30 pm, October 26, 2022 (Beijing time)

Venue: Voov meeting (outside China)/Tencent meeting  ID: 860 242 904

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侯旭.pngProf. Xu Hou is the winner of the National Outstanding Youth Fund (2020), the leader of the National Key Research Program for Nanotechnology, the deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, the director of the Institute of Electrochemical Science and Engineering of Xiamen University, and the Minjiang Science Communication Scholar. His current researches focus on bio-inspired and smart multi-scale pore/channel systems, liquid gating technology, bio-inspired micro/nanofluidics, membrane science and technology, colloid and interface science, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, nano/micro fabrication for energy-saving and biomedical applications. As a researcher, Prof. Hou has published 2 Books and 110 research papers, such as Nature, Science, Natl. Sci. Rev., PNAS, Nat. Rev. Mater., Nat. Comm., Sci. Adv., Chem. Soc. Rev., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., etc. He has been awarded 2014 SciFinder Future Leader in Chemistry Program of the American Chemical Society. In 2018, he received the Chinese Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Young Chemist. In 2019, he received Young Investigator Award of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, and was selected to represent 100# Fm in Periodic Table of Younger Chemists of IUPAC and 33# As in Periodic Table of Younger Chemists of China. In 2020, he received the National Scientific Innovation and Advancement Award. In 2021, he received the Membranes 2021 Young Investigator Award. In 2022, he received the XPLORER Prize.

Topic: Bioinspired Multi-Scale Pore/Channel Systems

Learning from nature is the eternal theme of the development of new materials and systems. The relationship between the micro-/nano structures of biological tissue and their performances provides inspirations for proposing new ideas for the additive and subtractive manufacturing of functional materials. For microscale system, inspired by the dynamic and non-fouling fluid transport through some biological pores, which are composed of liquid infused porous structures, we proposed the concept of liquid gating technology. These liquid gating membranes utilize the capillary-stabilized functional liquid as a pressure-driven, reversible, and reconfigurable gate to fill and seal the pores in the closed state and create completely liquid-lined pores in the open state under pressure changes. In recent years, this concept has become a reality through the development of various smart liquid gating membrane materials by designing the two essential part of the liquid gating membranes: the solid porous matrix and the gating liquid. For nanoscale system, inspired by the ion channels, we designed and prepared many bioinspired smart symmetric/asymmetric nanochannels by physicochemical design of responsive porous materials, and realized the regulation of mass transport in the nanoconfined spaces, and focus the new research directions on bioinspired nanofluidic iontronics.


Micro-scale pores and channels 

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