The 2019 GRC/GRS on the Science of Adhesion will focus on outstanding challenges in understanding adhesion and friction in extreme conditions. The sessions will cover theoretical/simulation models to understand adhesion/friction on rough/wet surfaces; experimental measurements under these extreme conditions; understanding gained from biological systems that have to deal with challenging environmental conditions; and novel synthetic adhesives designed for these extreme conditions. The main objective of the meeting is to foster discussion between theorists working on new models for adhesion/friction; experimentalist testing relevant systems; and inspiration of new design/chemistry that comes from biological systems that outperform synthetic adhesives in these extreme conditions. Some of the presentations will be more application driven, including bioinspired adhesives, biomedical adhesives, and haptic sensors for robotics.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- Outstanding Challenges in Adhesion Science
- Adhesion on Rough Surfaces
- Biological Adhesives Adapted for Extreme Conditions
- Sticking to Wet Surfaces
- Biological Adhesives and Practical Solutions for Biomedical Applications
- Friction of Soft Materials
- Understanding Friction and Adhesion for the Design of Haptic Surfaces
- Novel Adhesives for Extreme Conditions
- Keynote Session: Soft Mechanics