Kármán Conference: From Molecular Materials to Complex Adaptive Molecular Systems

11 - 15 October 2015, Vaals, Netherlands

The focus of the conference will be on the transition from understanding and predicting properties towards the rational design of material systems that qualify for being complex and adaptive. These are not simple materials, but systems that possess properties, which so far are only known for living organisms or man-controlled machines like robots. We believe it is very timely to discuss together with physicists, chemists and also interested researchers from life science the state of the art and the particular challenges given by the gap between assembly of molecules to materials and developing molecular systems that can actively interact with feedback mechanisms and have the ability to perform work. Participants can expect a highly inspiring program with an excellent set of speakers.

DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, RWTH Aachen University and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems jointly organized the Kármán Conference for a limited number of 130 participants. We cordially invite you to submit abstracts for poster presentations.

The registration fee is 870 € and includes symposium participation, accommodation and meals (afternoon of October 11 to lunch on October 15, 2015). The registration fee does not include expenses for the social program, which will be offered in the afternoons.

The conference is limited to 130 participants and we will have to close registration once this limit is reached.

  • Jinwoo Cheon Yonsei University , South Korea
  • Maxime Dahan Institut Curie , France
  • Laura De Laporte DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials, Germany
  • Jan van Esch Delft University of Technology , Netherlands
  • Andreas Fery Bayreuth University, Germany
  • Peer Fischer Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems , Germany
  • Peter Fratzl Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces , Germany
  • Gerhard Gompper Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Olli Ikkala Aalto University , Finland
  • Leonid Ionov University of Georgia , United States
  • Jean-Francois Joanny Institut Curie, France
  • Rafal Klajn Weizmann Institute of Science , Israel
  • Harm-Anton Klok EPFL, Switzerland
  • Eugenia Kumacheva University of Toronto , Canada
  • Katharina Landfester Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research , Germany
  • Ludwik Leibler ESPCI Paris, France
  • Ian Manners University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • E.W. (Bert) Meijer Eindhoven University of Technology , Netherlands
  • Laura Na Liu Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems , Germany
  • Virgil Percec University of Pennsylvania , United States
  • Thomas P. Russell University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
  • Svetlana Santer University of Potsdam , Germany
  • Oren Scherman University of Cambridge , United Kingdom
  • Annette Schmidt University of Cologne , Germany
  • Ulrich S. Schubert Jena Center for Soft Matter (JCSM), Friedrich Schiller University Jena
    , Germany
  • Sergei Sheiko -, United States
  • Metin Sitti Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany
  • André R. Studart ETH Zürich , Switzerland
  • Andrew Turberfield Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Tanja Weil Ulm University , Germany
  • Dave Weitz Harvard University , United States
  • Itamar Willner Hebrew University of Jerusalem , Israel
  • Daniela Wilson Radboud University Nijmegen , Netherlands
  • Robert J. Wood, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences , United States
  • Frank Würthner University of Würzburg , Germany

Sponsorship & supporting organisations
Exploratory Research Space at RWTH Aachen Collaborative Research Center 985 'Functional Microgels and Microgel Systems', RWTH Aachen University
Bilderberg Kasteel Vaalsbroek

Bilderberg Kasteel Vaalsbroek , Vaalsbroek 1, Vaals, 6291 NH , Netherlands

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DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials RWTH Aachen University Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
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