WEBINAR: Translation of Bio-Inspired Materials Towards Biomedical and Clinical Applications

Join Markus J. Buehler, PhD, McAfee Professor of Engineering, MIT, as he unravels how materiomics – the study of bio-inspired materials and design – is creating a roadmap for the treatment of disease.

May 14, 2018

At the forefront of biomedical engineering is materiomics, an emerging field of study investigating the material properties of natural and synthetic materials, the links among processes and structures at multiple scales, and their functions across a variety of fields, healthcare in particular. Using systematic experimental, theoretical and computational methods, researchers have applied these findings towards understanding the fundamental building blocks of biological systems and incorporating that into the design of synthetic materials for a variety of applications. Join Markus J. Buehler, Ph.D., McAfee Professor of Engineering, MIT, for a webinar exploring the concept of materiomics and the fascinating applications of bio-inspired materials in clinical settings.

Translation of Bio-Inspired Materials Towards Biomedical and Clinical Applications
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Wednesday, May 23
1 - 2 PM EDT

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In this webinar, Dr. Buehler will explain:

  • How the study of collagenous and silk materials and tissues has led to improved bone and other tissue replacements, as well as bioactive materials.
  • How challenges developing adhesives can be overcome by studying marine mussels’ ability to attach to a variety of substrates, from iron to wood.
  • How modeling and simulation can be combined with machine learning and artificial intelligence to design more effective  materials that can be manufactured using additive methods.

About the presenter:

Markus J. Buehler is the McAfee Professor of Engineering at MIT, the PI of MIT's Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics, and Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In his research, Buehler pursues new modeling, design and manufacturing approaches for advanced materials that offer greater resilience and a wide range of controllable properties from the nano to the macroscale. He has published several hundred scholarly articles on materials design and modeling, and authored several books. His most recent book “Biomateriomics” presents a new paradigm for the analysis of bio-inspired materials and structures to devise sustainable technologies, and using a mathematical categorization approach that connects insights from disparate fields such as materials, structures to music and language.

Buehler has received numerous awards and recognitions, including Harold E. Edgerton Faculty Achievement Award for exceptional distinction in teaching and in research or scholarship, the highest honor bestowed on young MIT faculty. Other major awards include the Alfred Noble Prize, the Leonardo da Vinci Award, the Thomas J. R. Hughes Young Investigator Award, and many other recognitions from professional societies. He is also recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the United States Air Force Young Investigator Award, the Navy Young Investigator Award, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, as well as the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. He was an invitee at several National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Symposia and has delivered several plenary lectures at this forum. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and NANOSMAT Society. In 2016, he was awarded the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology. He currently is the President-Elect of the Society of Engineering Science, where he will begin his term as President in 2019.