ECI Conference on Nature-Inspired Engineering - Keynote speakers announced + call for abstracts

21 March 2019

Abstract Submission

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted below.  The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers. Please indicate if the abstract is for an oral or poster presentation. Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available.  Thus all submissions for oral presentations will be considered for both oral and poster.

Please indicate which application area is the best fit for your contribution on nature-inspired engineering:

  • Scalable Manufacturing & Process Intensification
  • Built Environment: Construction, Architecture & Urban Design
  • Functional Materials
  • Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering
  • Energy & Environmental Technology
  • Robotics and Other Applications

Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations: June 1, 2019
Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations: June 1, 2019

Please prepared your abstract according to this template: docx or doc.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically and submissions must follow the template provided at this link.

ECI will sponsor a poster competition for the Best Student Poster and Best Overall Poster.

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Wilhelm Barthlott         
  • University of Bonn                                
    Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants
    Topic: Functional Materials
  • Prof. Bharat Bhushan                                        
  • Ohio State University Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Conference
    Topic: Functional Materials
  • Prof Marc-Oliver Coppens
    UCL, Department of Chemical Engineering,
    Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE)
    Topic: Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering
  • Prof. Mark Cutkosky                                                       
  • Stanford University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Conference
    Topic Area:  Robotics/Other Applications  
  • Prof. Eugene Goldfield                                                       
  • Harvard University Wyss Institute Conference
    Topic: Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering  
  • Prof. Navin Kumar                                                  
  • Indian Institute of Technology Ropar School of Mech., Material & Energy Engineering Conference
    Topic: Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering
  • Prof. Klaus Lackner                                                   
  • Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering Conference
    Topic: Energy & Environmental Technology       
  • Prof. Achim Menges
    University of Stuttgart
    Inst. for Computational Design & Construction
    Topic: Built Environment:Construction, Architecture & Urban Design     
  • Prof. Marc A. Meyers 
    University of California San Diego
    Center for Energy Research Topic: Functional Materials
  • Prof. Yongmei Zheng
  • Beihang University
    School of Chemistry Topi: Functional Materials  

In addition, a Special Issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, including papers will be presented at the conference.

For further information about the event, please visit the ECI website.

ECI Conference on Nature-Inspired Engineering - Keynote speakers announced + call for abstracts