The Complex Active and Adaptive Material Systems GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
This GRS brings together early-career researchers to share ideas on discovering design principles in biological systems and developing biomimetic materials, with an emphasis on structures at all scales. We seek to introduce emerging materials scientists, physicists, engineers, biologists, and chemists to one another with the goal of formulating new ways to inscribe the vital functions found in biological systems into synthetic materials and complex structures.
Topics will include recent experimental and theoretical advances in biomimetic soft matter, life-like active materials, non-equilibrium statistical physics, and multiscale mechanics of biological systems. We will address the field’s competing need for convergence and multiplicity between experts in biological and engineering science. This meeting is an opportunity for graduate students and post-docs to present their intriguing and unpublished research in these and related topics. It will emphasize the exchange of ideas and experiences between people and disciplines, leading to new collaborations and career development. We will explore the role that modeling, data, and analytics can provide for the whole multi-scale and adaptive material community. Talks by students and post-docs, selected from submitted abstracts, will complement the main poster sessions and exciting sessions to promote career development.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by October 23, 2022. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.