Thursday, 14 January 2021 11:30

We are delighted to announce the Bernal Institute first annual conference on advanced structured materials addressing #GlobalGoals for Sustainable Development:
AStruM 2021, will take place on Wednesday, 14 January from 11:30 (GMT).
Professor Eugenia Kumacheva, Chair in Advanced Polymer Materials, University of Toronto, will present “Nanocolloidal “inks” for 3D Printing of Structured Materials’
Professor Markus Antonietti, Director Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, will present ’Perspectives of Renewable Structured Materials’
Click on to find detailed information about our event talks, speakers, and abstracts.

11.30 – 11.45 Introductions to the Bernal Institute and our sponsors
11:45 – 12:00 Welcome Address:  Professor Norelee Kennedy, Vice President for Research, University of Limerick.
12:00 -13.00 Chair: Professor Luuk van der Wielen, Director Bernal Institute and Chair of Biosystems Engineering & Design, University of Limerick.

Keynote speaker 1:  Professor Markus Antonietti, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany.

’Perspectives of Renewable Structured Materials’

13:00 – 13:45

13.00 – 13.15

13.15 – 13.30

13.30 – 13.45

Industry Engagement – Global Grand Challenges

Becton Dickinson

Boston Scientific

Analog Devices

13.45- 14.45 Chair: Professor Michael Zaworotko, Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering, University of Limerick.

Keynote speaker 2: Professor Eugenia Kumacheva, University of Toronto, Canada.

‘Nanocolloidal “inks” for 3D Printing of Structured Materials’

14.45 – 15.00 Break/Industry market
15:00-16:00 Parallel sessions for Bernal Clusters

Session 1: Molecular and Nano Materials Cluster

Chair: Professor Kevin Ryan, Department of Chemical Science, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

Speaker: Professor David Scanlon, University College London, United Kingdom.

‘Computationally Driven Design of New and Improved Transparent Conducting Oxides’

Session 2: Biomaterials Cluster

Chair: Professor Andreas Grabrucker, Department of Biological Sciences, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick

Speaker: Professor Giovanni Tosi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

‘Tailored Nanomedicine for Brain Diseases’

Session 3: Composites Cluster

Chair: Professor Paul Weaver, Bernal Chair in Composite Materials and Structures, University of Limerick.

Speaker: Professor Brian Falzon, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

‘The Use of Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotube Web in Multifunctional Composite Structures’

Session 4: Process Cluster

Chair: Professor Gavin Walker, Director SSPC, SFI Research Centre for Pharmaceuticals, Bernal Chair of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.

Speaker 1: Professor Claire Adjiman, Imperial College London

‘Molecular Engineering for Process Development’

Speaker 2: Professor Marianthi Ierapetritou, University of Delaware, United States.

‘Towards a Digital Twin: Advances in Process Modeling and Integration of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’

16:00–16:15 Closing International Event – Professor Luuk van der Wielen