Smart Hybrid Devices, Smiley Project: Hierarchical Assembly of Nano-scale Building Blocks towards Flexible Generation of Hybrid Devices for Multifunctional Applications in Health, Energy, Environment

Hall 216 Wednesday 25th – Afternoon (16.15 H)

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The workshop illustrates conceptual and experimental aspects treated in the EU project SMILEY, that is pioneering a new manufacturing platform, based on a bio-inspired assembling/mineralization process, directed to the synthesis of hybrid constructs with properties tailored for: high mimesis of dental tissues; high filtration efficiency and ability to heat/exchange moisture; photovoltaic effect. The platform can enable flexible production of new smart devices for high-impact applications such as: scaffolds for dental regeneration, filtering devices for sanitary use, and fibrous photovoltaics for energy production.

 

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

The Workshop will provide an overview of the activity carried out in SMILEY project, where a new bottom-up manufacturing approach inspired by nature is flexibly applied to develop hybrid devices with functions enabling their use as: scaffolds for regeneration of periodontal tissues and dentine, filtering devices with ability to arrest critical-size nanoparticles and to provide heat/moisturizing effects for sanitary uses, fibrous structures with photo-electronic effect as components of new flexible dye-sensitized solar cells. The workshop will highlight how the flexible adaptation of a bio-inspired process can generate new devices with smart functionality in different application fields, that may potentially become the initiator of a new manufacturing concept that make use of safe and abundant raw materials and of green synthesis methods to generate new smart solutions to respond to critical needs in high impact fields such as health, energy and environment. The workshop will cover basic science related to processes of nucleation and crystallization in confined environment, then specific applications will be addressed, by application and direction of these processes to enable assembling of fibrous bio-polymeric matrices and simultaneous nucleation of apatite phases with tailored ion doping enabling very different and functionally-relevant properties of bioactivity, heating or photo-electronics. The workshop will also highlight the potential of application and exploitation of the new products and their socio-economic impact.

 

Target

The workshop topics are highly interdisciplinary, dealing with aspects of chemistry, physics, biology and material science. The target audience is therefore wide and includes scientists and operators in the field of health, particularly regenerative medicine and healthcare, environment, and energy production.

 

Keywords

#Biomineralization #hybridcomposites, #dentalscaffolds, #filteringdevices, #fibrousphotovoltaics

 

SPEAKERS

ANNA TAMPIERI National Research Council, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics Bio – Inspired Processes as a New Flexible Tool for Future Development of Smart Devices
SIMONE SPRIO National Research Council, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics New Biomimetic Hybrid Scaffolds for Dental Regeneration
BARTOSZ MARZEC University of Leeds, Scholl of Chemistry, UK Staining Crystals: the Case of Rainbow Calcite
FRANK A MUELLER Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, (OSIM – CSI), Germany Laser – induced Gas Phase Condensation
ALESSANDRA SANSON National Research Council, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics Future and Perspectives of Biomineralization for Photovoltaic Applications
ROLAND KRÖGER University of York, Department Physics, UK Structure and Properties of Natural and Artificial Bone Studied by ex and in Situ Electron and Roman Microscopy
DOROTHÈE PIERRON Laboratoire d’Evaluation des Materiels Implantables (LEMI), France Cytocompatibility of scaffolds for human periodontalregeneration
ELISA FIGALLO Finceramica SpA From a Prototype to a Product for the Regeneration of the Periodontium: Focus on the Manufacturing
PAOLO MONTICELLI Pollution SrL 3D Porous Biodegradable Structures to be Used as HME Devices with Antimicrobial Properties

PARTNER

 www.istec.cnr.it
 www.leeds.ac.uk
 https://www.uni-jena.de
 www.iwnirz.pl
 www.finceramica.it
Laboratoire D’evaluation Des Materiels Implantables
 www.york.ac.uk
 www.pollution.it

 

 

Information

 

Simone Sprio, Ph.D. Researcher
Bioceramics and Bio-hybrid Composites
CNR-Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics
Via Granarolo 64, I48018 FAENZA (RA)-ITALY
CNR ISTEC and Smiley project Website
Tel. +39 0546 699759
Fax: +39 0546 46381