Ultrafine grained metallic materials for permanent and bioresorbable medical implants

Mimicking the cellular design of natural plant tissue anatomy offers a highly attractive approach for creating a novel class of biomorphous ceramics for functional and engineering applications. Basic principles of conversion of plant derived preforms into oxide and non-oxide ceramics mimicking the initial template structure at various hierarchical micro- and macroscopic levels will be presented. The fabrication of multilayer ceramics from cellulose based precursor offers a high flexibility of shaping including advanced generative manufacturing combined with surface modification via printing technologies. Future concepts refer to intrinsic crack healing capability which may trigger change of ceramic component design and application. Examples of applications in the fields of optical sensors, biomedical bone implant, or catalysis will be demonstrated.

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Further plenary lectures include:

Peter Greil (University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Materials Science (Glass and Ceramics), Erlangen, Germany):Biomorphous Ceramics
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Jörg F. Löffler (Laboratory of Metal Physics and Technology, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland): Metallic biomaterials for absorbable implant applications
Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Patrice E. A. Turchi (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, USA): Why is alloy theory still a matter of principles?
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Laurent Pambaguian (Engineer in the Materials Technology Section of the European Space Agency, Netherlands): Additive Manufacturing for space industry
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Christoph Bartneck (HIT Lab NZ, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand): Material Challenges in Human Robot Interaction
Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Cesar A. Barbero (Department of Chemistry, Universidad Nacional de Rio Cuarto, Rio Cuarto, Argentina): Smart Polymeric Nanocomposites and Polymer Alloys. Synthesis and Applications
Thursday, September 29th, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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