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 for the purpose of solving their problems in a more sustainable way. Therefore, taking inspiration from nature, we can engineer artificial materials, which bring new solutions for industry, environment, medicine and many other fields. There are many bioinspired applications among which there are the gecko type, the japan’s shinkansen train and the WhalePower wind turbine.
The scientific and international N.I.C.E Conferences, which means “Nature Inspires, Chemistry Engineers”, are organized with the objective to share new developments in the growing field of bioinspired chemistry and materials and to understand the new challenges for the future.
Frédéric GUITTARD, Organizing chair
Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
IMREDD – MQM
1-3 bd Maurice Slama
06200 Nice – FRANCE
Mobile: +33 (0)6 78 81 44 86
Post conf update:
A brief report is published in Chemistry International, April 2017, p. 36, https://doi.org/10.1515/ci-2017-0229
A collection of invited papers based on presentations at the 3rd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry and Materials: Nature Inspires Creativity Engineers (NICE-2016), is published in IUPAC journal Pure and Applied Chemistry, Dec 2017. Search PAC, keyword: NICE-2016.