Over hundreds of thousands of years, nature has developed products, materials, and processes to solve many problems we are confronted with. Humans have taken advantage of some of these models and systems to create more sustainable and robust solutions to materials challenges. By taking inspiration from nature, we can engineer artificial materials that produce new solutions and opportunities for industrial, environmental, and medicinal applications. However, the potential scope of impact of bioinspired materials goes well beyond the scope of these domains.. Currently, there are many popular examples of bioinspired solutions including the shinkansen train of Japan and the WhalePower wind turbine.
The scientific and international N.I.C.E (Nature Inspires Chemistry Engineers) Conferences are organized with the objective to share new developments in the growing field of bioinspired chemistry and materials and to understand new challenges that are being faced in this field of research.
The NICE conference encompasses chemistry, biology and physics and gives a multi-disciplinary overview of biomimetic approaches to engineering new materials and systems.
Frédéric GUITTARD <[email protected]>, Organizing chair
Post conf update:
Update Feb 2020: A collection of invited papers based on presentations at the 4th International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials (NICE-2018), Nice, France, 14–17 October 2018 is published in PAC Feb 2020 – Access PAC online