For further information
please contact:

Ena Nicholson
nicholsn@mcmaster.ca

The list of speakers will be updated as talks are accepted.

Plenary Presentations

Masatake  Haruta
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
"Supported Gold Nanoparticles Leading to Green Chemistry"

Buddy Ratner
University of Washington, USA
"Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Biomaterials"

Nancy Sottos
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
"Autonomous Healing of Interfacial Failure”

Yu Zhang
New York University, USA
"Damage Tolerance in Functionally Graded Structures.”

The Nicholson Memorial Lecture

David Green
Pennsylvannia State University, USA
“Mechanical Behavior of Porous Ceramics: A Critical Science for Optimizing Processing and Performance”

The Weatherly Distinguished Lecture

Jennifer Lewis
University of Illinois
“Microscale Patterning of Functional Materials via Direct-Write Assembly”

Invited Speakers

Lia Addadi
Weizmann Institute, Israel
"Strategies and design principles in composite materials from biomineralization”

Matt Aldissi   
Fractal Systems Inc., USA
"Morphology Control at the Nanoscale of polymer Composites for Organic Solar Cells"

Jennifer S. Andrew
University Florida, USA
Title to follow

Anna C. Balazs,
Pittsburg University, USA
"Designing Communicating Colonies of Biomimetic Microcapsules”

David Bahr
Wahington State University, USA
“Multi-layer metallic thin film composites for high strength and radiation tolerance”

Melissa Baumann
Michigan State University, USA
“Microcracks Enhance Osteoblast Maturation in vitro“

Geoffrey Beach
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Title to follow

Lennart Bergström
Stockholm University, Sweden
"Assembly of Nanoparticle and Nanocellulose Hybrids"

Serena Best
University Cambridge, UK
"Bioactive, Bioedgradable Composites"

Sean R. Bishop
Kyushu University and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Title to follow

Jodie Bradby
The Australian National University , Australia
“Mechanical characterisation of calcifying marine life affected by ocean acidification”

Paul V. Braun
University Illinois, USA
"3D Bicontinuous Composite Electrodes for High Power and Energy Density Batteries"

Geoffrey L. Brennecka
Sandia National Labs, USA
"Oxide Nanocomposites for Tailored Dielectric Responses”

Rajendra K. Bordia
University of Washington, USA
“Polymer Derived Ceramics and Composites”

D. Bruce Burckel
Sandia Na6ional Lab, USA
"Functional 3D Pyrolytic Carbon Composite Structures"

Michael A. Carpenter
University at Albany, SUNY, USA
“Plasmonics Based Harsh Environment Compatible Chemical Sensors”

Jennifer Cha
University California SD, USA
"Biomolecular Architectures for Engineering Nanomaterial Composites"

Adam Chamberlain
Rolls Royce, USA
"Determination of Elastic Constants and Damage Evaluation of a CVI SiC/SiC CMC by Strain Visualization Techniques"

Paulo G. Coelho
New York University, USA
Title to follow

Jacinta C. Conrad
University of Houston, USA
"Effects of Confinement on Phase Behavior of Attractive Colloidal Suspensions"

Brian Cox
Teledyne Scientific Company , USA
"Simulations of Organogenesis"
and
 "Virtual Tests for High Temperature Ceramic Composites"

Christopher Crouse
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA
"Exploring the Role of Surface Chemistry in Energetic Composites"

Jim DeYoreo
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. ,USA
"Energetic Controls and Structural Pathways During Nucleation in Organic-Inorganic Composites"

Eric B. Duoss
LLNL, USA
"Direct-Write Assembly of Functional Inks for Planar and Three-Dimensional Microstructures"

Dr. Dominik Eder
University of Cambridge, UK
"Carbon nanotube/graphene-inorganic hybrid materials for sustainable energy applications"

Stephen Eichorn
University Manchester, UK
"Understanding Interfaces in Cellulose Nanocomposites Using Raman Spectroscopy"

William G. Fahrenholtz
Missouri University of Science and Technology
"Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Zirconium Diboride Based Ceramics".

James Gilchrist
Lehigh University, USA
"Convective Assembly of Nanostructured Optical and Biofunctional Coatings"

Laurie B. Gower
University Florida, USA
"Mineralization of Dense Collagen Scaffolds Using a Polymer-Induced Liquid-Precursor (PILP) Process"

Jaime C. Grunlan
Texas A&M University, USA
"Polymer-clay nano brick walls for gas barrier and flame suppression"?

Ryan Haggerty
University Illinois, USA
"The thermal evolution of zirconia and hafnia in air"

Jay Hanan
Oklahoma University, USA
"Designing materials for production, performance challenges met by engineering composites."

Brendan  Harley
University Illinois, USA
"Anisotropic Collagen Biomaterial Composites for Orthopedic Tissue Engineering"

Joshua Hertz 
University of Delaware, USA
"Multilayer Films for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Electrolytes"

Mark Hildebrand
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, USA
"New insights into nanostructured silica formation in diatoms"

Linn Hobbs
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Title to follow

Daniel E. Hooks
Los Alamos National Laboratory,  USA
"Constituent Properties and Formulation-Derived Interfere Characteristics Contributing to Failure in Pharmaceutical and Explosive Composites"

Patrick Edward Hopkins
Sandia National Labs., USA
"Controlling Thermal Transport with Nanoscale Composites”

Jon Ihlefeld
Sandia National Laboratories,USA
"Composite Electrode Structures for Enhanced Ferroelectric Thin Film Response”

Nobuhito Imanaka
Osaka University, Japan
"Nitrogen Monoxide Direct Decomposition on C-type Cubic Rare Earth Oxides Catalysts"

Yoshiyuki Inaguma
Gakushuin University , Japan
"High-pressure synthesis and characterization of perovskite-type and LiNbO3-type oxides"

Tatsumi Ishihara
Kyushu University,Japan
Title to follow

Virkam Jayaram
Indian Instituteof Science, India
"Liquid Infiltration in Porous Compacts: the Anomalous Role of Pore Diameter"

Derk Joester
Northwestern University, USA
"Atom Probe Tomography of Buried Interfaces in Biominerals"

Masakazu Kawashita
Tohoku University, Japan
"Ceramic Microspheres for Arterial Embolization Therapy"

Masanori Kikuchi
National Institute for Materials Science, Japan 
"Regeneration of Critical Tibia Defect Using Bone-like HAp/Col Nanocomposites"

William King
University Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
"Nanoscale Thermal Processing”

Bernard Kippelen
Georgia Tech, USA
"Physics of organic semiconductors: towards flexible optoelectronics"

David Kisailus
University California, USA
"Structure-function relationships in Biomineralized Composites"

Rüdiger Kniep
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe , Germany
"Advances in biomimetic growth of biogenic functional materials of the human body"

Igor Kosacki
Shell International E&P, Inc.
Title to follow

Nicholas A. Kotov
University of Michgan,USA
"Layer-by-Layer Assembled Composites: Record Properties and Potential Applications.”

Edward J. Kramer
University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
"Tough Polymeric Organogels and Elastomers with Self-reinforcing Short Fiber Composite Character"

Waltraud Kriven
University Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
"Mechanical Properties of Geopolymer Composites, and their Adhesion to Polystyrene Insulation"

Meilin Liu
Center for Innovative Fuel Cell and Battery Technologies
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
"Porous Nanocomposite Electrodes for Energy Storage and Conversion"

Isabel K. Lloyd
University of Maryland, USA
"Tailoring Elastic Modulus in Highly Filled Composites"

Lane W. Martin 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. USA
"Large Electromechanical Responses in Unconventional Strain-Driven Composites of BiFO3"

Carlos Martinez
Purdue University, USA
"Monodispersed Ceramic Capsules from Double Emulsion Drops"

Professor Fiona Meldrum
University of Leeds, UK
"Synthetic Approaches to Calcium Carbonate Crystals with Composite Structures"

Phillip Messersmith 
Northwestern University, USA
"Biologically Inspired Self-Healing Gels and Composites"

Toshiki Miyazaki
Kyushu Institute of technology, Japan
"Fabrication of bone-integrating composite biomaterials through aqueous process"

Steven Mullens
Vito, Belgium
"Porous Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering"

Roger Narayan
University Carolina and North Carolina State, USA
"Laser Processing of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials"

Robert Norwood
University of Arizona,  USA
"From Nano to Micro - - Engineered Particles for Photonics"

Ralph G.  Nuzzo
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
"Functional Composites Enabling Novel Form Factor Applications in Electronics, Optics, and Other Devices”

John Nychka
University of Alberta, Canada
“Biomimetic Ceramic Coatings for Water Repellence and Catalysis"

Chikara Ohtsuki
Nagoya University, Japan
"Controlled formation of calcium phosphates in hydrogels"

Fiorenzo Omenetto
Tufts University,USA
"Silk  New Opportunities for an Ancient Material"

Richard Partch
Clarkson University , USA
"Nanofillers in Rubber Composites for Improved Thermal Conductivity"

William Petuskey 
Arizona State University, USA
"Magnetic Ferrite Metamaterials"

Boaz Pokroy
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
“From nature-made to biomimetic organic/inorganic nanocomposites”

Shriram Ramanathan
Harvard University
"Metal-Insulator transitions in functional oxides as a route to ultra-fast tunable nanoscale composite mixtures"

Dianne Rekow
New York University, USA
Title to follow

Richard E. Riman
Rutgers University, USA
"Greening of Ceramic Manufacturing"

Avner Rothschild  
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
"Nanostructured metal-oxide photoelectrodes for solar-induced water splitting: turning rust to gold"

Kazunari Sasaki
Kyushu University, Japan
Title to follow

Linda Schadler
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
"A Materials Informatics Approach to Optimizing Nanofiller/Polymer Enthalpic and Entropic Interactions for Controlled Properties”

Wolfgang Michael Sigmund
University of Florida
"Electrohydrodynamic Synthesis of Nanofibers"

Benoit Simard
Molecular and Nano-Material Architectures
National Research Centre -SIMS, Canada
"Toughening of thermosets and thermoplastics with single-walled carbon nanotubes"

Henry Sodano
Arizona State University , USA
"Nanowire Interfaces for Simultaneously Increased Strength and Functionality"

Erik David Spoerke
Sandia National Labs, USA
"Biomolecular Nanocomposites: A Dynamic Convergence of Microtubules, Motor Proteins, and Materials Chemistry"

Lia Stanciu
Purdue University, USA
"Nanoparticles for Enzyme Free Biosensing"

Stuart R. Stock
Northwestern University, USA
"Novel 3D synchrotron x-ray imaging of composites including mineralized tissue"

Dr. Nico A.J.M.Sommerdijk
Eindhoven University of Technology
"Transient Phases and Prenucleation Clusters in Biomimetic Calcium Phosphate Mineralization"

Jonathan Spowart
WPAFB, OH., USA
"Reactive Polymer Composites"

André R. Studart
ETH Zurich,Switzerland
"Bioinspired composites with tailored 3D reinforcement"

Hitoshi Takamura
Tohoku University, Japan
“Fabrication and electrical properties of ceria-nanoparticles monolayer”

Rina Tannenbaum
Georgia Tech, USA
"Development of Periodic Nanocomposites" and
"The Formation of Biobased Composites."

Daniel Therriault
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
"3D Microfabrication of Functional and Structural
Nanocomposites".

Van Thompson
New York State University, USA
Title to follow

Valeria Tover-Milam
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
"Encapsulation and Release of Active Oligonucleotides for Drug Delivery Applications"

Enrico Traversa
University Rome, Italy
"Tailoring Nanocomposites for Regenerative Medicine”

Nahum.Travitzky
University Erlangen, Germany
"In situ processing of ceramic/metal composites"

Yoed Tsur
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology,  Israel
"Core-shell Structures in Perovskites".

Ranji Vaidyanathan
Oklahoma State University , USA
"Polymer thin film/spray mediated nanocomposites for fabrication of large-scale composite structures.”

Richard A. Vaia
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, USA
"High Inorganic Fraction NanoComposites for Extreme Energy Density Dielectric Capacitors”

Krystyn J. Van Vliet
Massachusetts Institute Technology, USA
“Chemomechanics at nanocomposite interfaces: Cementing the connections”

Kripa K. Varanasi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
"Nanoengineered Surfaces for Efficiency Enhancements in Energy and Water"

Dominic Walsh
University Bristol, UK
"Biopolymer stabilized nanoparticle composites as catalysts for photocatalytic water oxidations"

Jim Watkins
University of Massachusetts, USA
"Well-ordered Hybrid Materials for Nanoscale Devices"

Scott White
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Autonomic Shutdown and Self-Healing of Li-ion Batteries"  

Karen I. Winey
University Pennsylvania, USA
"Electrical Properties in Polymer Nanocomposites"

David Wright
Vanderbilt University. USA
"Dynamic composite assembly for medical diagnostics"

Dr. Eric Wuchina
NSWCCD/ONR, USA
Title to follow

Hisanori Yamane
Tohoku University , Japan
"Silicon-sodium melt process for SiC porous ceramics"

Bilge Yildiz
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
In Situ Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Robert Young
Manchester University, UK
"Graphene Composites”

Yu Zhang
 New York University College of Dentistry, USA
"Damage Tolerance in Functionally Graded Structures"

Igor Zhitomirsky
McMaster Univrsity, Canada
"Electrophoretic Deposition of Organic-Inorganic Compounds"