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The Overarching Theme of the BAMN 2019 Congress:

Engineers and Scientists will meet Medical Doctors and Surgeons in the spirit of the Congress

to improve the quality of life and health on Earth.

     

    The BAMN Congress will address and discuss the following areas:

  • Smart/Intelligent Materials, Structures, and Systems

  • Biomimetics, Nano-Bio Engineering, and Artificial Muscles

  • Biologically-Inspired Engineering Systems (BIES), and Biologically Inspired Robotic Devices  and Systems (BIRDS) and Nano-Scale Biomedical Engineering

  • Advances in Social Biomimetic Robotics in Health and Medical Environment

  • Intelligent Soft Robotic Systems, Robotic Surgery, and Microsurgery

  • Providing Haptic Feedback by Soft Smart Materials to Surgeons during Robotics Surgery

  • Health Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Science

  • Advanced Nanocomposites and Electroactive Polymers

  • Heart Assist Systems, Left Ventricular Assist Systems (LVAS), Heart Failure Prevention

  • Bionic Vision and Ophthalmological Engineering

  • Neuro and Endovascular Surgical Tools and Medical Implants

  • Cell Mechanics, Tissue Manufacturing & Nano-Bio

  • Design, Development, and Implementation of Electroactive Polymers

  • Advances in Ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs)

  • Advances in nanomaterials, CNTs, Graphene, Smart multifunctional materials

  • Advances in Dielectric elastomers (DEs)

  • Advances in Polyacrylonitrile Gels (PANs)

  • Advances in Conductive Polymers (CPs)

  • Advances in Artificial and Synthetic Sensors, Actuators, Energy Harvesters and Artificial Muscles

Congress Honorary Chairs: Dr. Yoshihito Osada, Senior Scientist, (RIKEN), Waco, Japan and Dr. Keisuke Oguro, Senior Scientist, (AIST), Ikeda, Japan

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ABOUT

Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles 

& Nano-Bio (BAMN 2019)

 

To be held in Hilton Garden Inn, near the Campus of the University of Maine, in 

Bangor, Maine, USA,

 

Hilton Garden Inn Bangor:

 

Special room rates for the BANM 2019 congress participants: $139/night. Just mention BAMN 2019 Congress.

 

Registration fees:

 

General Participants $650

Congress-Co-Chairs: Free

Symposium Organizers: Free

Students: $350

 

Dates: September 8-11, 2019 Time Frame

 

Fly to Bangor International Airport, which is directly accessible with one flight from a number of US major international airports as described in:

 

(http://www.flybangor.com/airlines)

 

The congress will provide knowledge, presentations, exhibits, workshops and panel discussions on biomimetics, biologically inspired smart medical implants, smart materials, and artificial polymeric nanocomposites, actuators, energy-harvesters and sensors that behave biomimetically or similar to biological muscles and nano-biological phenomena. Engineers and Scientists will meet Medical Doctors and Surgeons in the spirit of the Congress. The 

congress will invite world-class experts in these fields to deliver plenary and keynote presentations on all aspects of: 

· Smart/Intelligent Materials, Structures, and Systems

· Biomimetics, Nano-Bio Engineering, and Artificial Muscles

·  Biologically-Inspired Engineering Systems (BIES), and Biologically Inspired Robotic Devices and Systems (BIRDS) and Nano-Scale Biomedical Engineering

·  Intelligent Soft Robotic Systems, Robotic Surgery, and Microsurgery Providing Haptic Feedback by Soft Smart Materials to Surgeons during Robotics Surgery 

·  Health Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Science

·  Advanced Nanocomposites and Electroactive Polymers

·  Heart Assist Systems, Left Ventricular Assist Systems (LVAS), Heart Failure Prevention

·  Bionic Vision and Ophthalmological Engineering

·  Neuro and Endovascular Surgical Tools and Medical Implants

·  Cell Mechanics, Tissue Manufacturing & Nano-Bio

·  Design, Development, and Implementation of Electroactive Polymers

·  Advances in Ionic polymer-metal  composites (IPMCs)

·  Advances in nanomaterials, CNTs, Graphene, Smart multifunctional materials

·  Advances in Dielectric elastomers (DEs)

·  Advances in Polyacrylonitrile Gels (PANs)

·  Advances in Conductive Polymers (CPs)

·  Advances in Artificial and Synthetic Sensors, Actuators, Energy Harvesters and Artificial Muscles
 

 

 

 

Proposed Symposia

by Congress Co-Chairs:

 

1-"Novel Disaster Mitigation Based on Smart Materials/Structure and Related Technologies"

Professor Hiroshi Asanuma, Chiba University, Tokyo, Japan (asanuma@faculty.chiba-u.jp)

 

2-"Active Materials and Soft Mechatronics"

Professor Kwang J. Kim, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, USA (kwang.kim@unlv.edu)

 

3-"Polymeric Strain Sensors"

Professor Elisabeth Smela, University Of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA (smela@umd.edu)

 

4-“Medical Applications of Ionic Electroactive Polymer-Gel Actuators”

Dr. Kinji Asaka, AIST, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, (asaka-kinji@aist.go.jp)

 

5-"Advances in Conductive Polymers" with emphasis on the material parts for actuators or sensors including applications and modeling. 

Professor Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France (hyacinthe.randria@paris7.jussieu.fr)

 

6-"Soft Robotics for Biomedical Applications-I"

Professor Soo Jin Adrian Koh, National University of Singapore, Singapore, (adrian_koh@nus.edu.sg)

Professor Lau Gih Keong, National University of Singapore, Singapore, (mgklau@ntu.edu.sg)

 

1.    A/Prof. Iain Anderson from University of Auckland, NZ.

2.     Asst. Prof. Jun Shintake from University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan.

3.     Asst. Prof. Raye Yeow Chen-Hua from the National University of Singapore. Singapore

4.     Prof. Soo Jin Adrian Koh, the National University of Singapore, Singapore

5.     Asst. Prof. Lau Gih Keong, the National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

7-"Smart Materials for Cardiovascular Applications"

Professor Dr Med Piergiorgio Tozzi, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois,  Lausanne, Switzerland (piergiorgio.tozzi@chuv.ch)

 

8-"Multifunctional Smart Graphene and Graphene Aerogels"

Professor Dr. Ilkwon OH (ikoh@kaist.ac.kr )

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

More Symposia to Follow. Listed below are possible scenarios for symposia. Proposals are welcome:

 

9-Biomimetics, Nano-Bio Engineering, and Artificial Muscles

10-Biologically-Inspired Engineering Systems (BIES), and Biologically Inspired Robotic Devices  and Systems (BIRDS)

11-Nano-Scale Biomedical Engineering

12-Intelligent Soft Companion Robotic Systems

13-Robotic Surgery, and Microsurgery

14-Providing Haptic Feedback by Soft Smart Materials to Surgeons during Robotics Surgery

15-Health Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Science

16-Bionic Vision and Ophthalmological Engineering

17-Neuro and Endovascular Surgical Tools and Medical Implants, Soft Robotic Angiography

18-Advances in Ionic polymer metal composites (IPMCs

19-Advances in Dielectric elastomers (DEs)

20-Advances in Polyacrylonitrile Gels (PANs) Artificial Muscles

21-Advances in Conductive Polymers (CPs)

22-Advances in Artificial and Synthetic Sensors, Actuators, Energy Harvesters and Artificial Muscles

 

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Hilton Garden Hotel, Bangor Maine, USA 
 
 
 
Sunday: Welcoming Reception & Registration
4:30 PM-8:30 PM,   
In the Hilton Gril, Snacks, Drinks, Cash Ba

Participants can attend the Grill in the Hilton and enjoy the available snacks and drinks.

 

Monday Morning:

Welcoming Breakfast in Ballroom A

6:30 AM-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

 

General Session

Session Chair: Mohsen Shahinpoor, Introductory Remarks

Plenary Presentation at 8:30-9:20 AM followed by Q&A until 9:30 AM

in Grand Ballroom

"New frontiers in treating cardiovascular diseases using biomimetic approach"

 

Piergiorgio Tozzi and Souhila Ait-Tigrine
Médecin Adjoint, Service de chirurgie cardiaque, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Bureau BH10/149, Rue du Bugnon 46, CH-1011 Lausanne
emails: Piergiorgio.Tozzi@chuv.ch, 
Souhila.Ait-Tigrine@chuv.ch 
http://www.chuv.ch/

 

9:30-9:55 AM, followed by Q&A until 10.00 AM

“Challenges of ionic electromechanically active polymer
actuators in medical applications.”
 

Alvo Aabloo

IMS Lab  http://www.ims.ut.ee
Institute of Technology, University of Tartu
Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu, Estonia
Email: alvo.aabloo@ut.ee

 

10:00-10:25 AM, followed by Q&A until 10:30 AM

“Adaptation of the Unified Biomimetic Process (UBP): Application in the Development of a Solution for the Immobilization of Infantile Patients in Radiographic Examinations”

 

Giovanni de S. Malinoski, and Marco A. De Carvalho

Federal University of Technology – Paraná

Postgraduate Program in Mechanical and Materials Engineering

R. Dep. Heitor de A. Furtado, 5000–81280-340 – Curitiba PR – Brazil

Email: marcoaurelio@utfpr.edu.br

 

10:30-10:55 AM, followed by Q&A until 11:00 AM

“Designing Hybrid Hydrogel For Bio-Manufacturing.”

 

Bashir Khoda

Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Maine

Orono, ME 04469, USA
Email: bashir.khoda@maine.edu

 

11:00-11:25 AM, followed by Q&A until 11:30 AM

“Haptic Feedback Sensors made with Soft Biomimetic Robotic Looped IPMCs.”

 

S. Ehsan Tabatabaie

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Maine

Orono, ME, USA 04416

Email: seyed.tabatabaie@maine.edu

 

11:30-11:55 AM, followed by Q&A until 12:00 Noon

“An Assistive Glove with a Spring Steel and Linear Actuator Driving Mechanism.”

 

Daniel Chizhik and Babak Hejrati

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Maine

Orono. Maine 04416, USA

Email: daniel.chizhik@maine.edu
 

12:00 Noon-1:00 PM

Hot Lunch Buffet will be served in Ballroom A

Monday Afternoon: General Session
Keynote Presentation at 1:00 PM-1:25 PM followed by Q&A until 1:30 PM
in Grand Ballroom
“Recent developments of ionic gel actuators”
Kinji Asaka

Scientist, Inorganic Functional Material Research Institute,

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Osaka 563-8577, Japan

E-mail: asaka-kinji@aist.go.jp

 

1:30 PM-1:55 PM, followed by Q&A until 2:00 PM

“Ellipse-like IPMC catheter, controlled by high electrical pulse stimulus method.”

 

Tetsuya Horiuchi and Kinji Asaka

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

1-8-31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, Japan

e-mail: tetsu-horiuchi@aist.go.jp

 

2:00-2:25 PM, followed by Q&A until 2:30 PM

“Hexagonal shape IPMC actuator for AIOL.”

 

Takushi Sugino and Kinji Asaka

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

1-8-31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, Japan

e-mail: tetsu-horiuchi@aist.go.jp

 

2:30-2:55 PM, followed by Q&A until 3:00 PM

“Biomedical Applications of Carbon-Based Ionic

Electroactive Polymer (EAP) Actuators.”

 

Takushi Sugino and Kinji Asaka

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

1-8-31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, Japan

e-mail: asaka-kinji@aist.go.jp

 

3:00-3:30 Afternoon Coffee and Cookies Break, Ballroom A

 

3:30-3:55 PM, followed by Q&A until 4:00 PM

“A total potential energy to study mechanics and electrochemistry of ionomers.”
 

Alain Boldini1, Lorenzo Bardella2, Maurizio Porfiri1,3,*

1-Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

2-Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Architettura, Territorio e Ambiente e di Matematica (DICATAM), Via Branze, 43-45, 25123 Brescia, Italy

3-Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, 6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Email: ab7825@nyu.edu

 

4:00-4:25 PM, followed by Q&A until 4:30 PM

“Design Considerations in Tubular Soft Robotic Actuators and Sensors made with IPMCs.”

 

S. Ehsan Tabatabaie

Biomedical Engineering/Advanced Robotics (BEAR) Laboratories

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA 04416

Email: seyed.tabatabaie@maine.edu

 

4:30-4:55 PM, followed by Q&A until 5:00 PM

“A Wearable 3-Dimensional force measuring sensor for gait analysis applications.”
 

Md Shafiqur Rahman, Jacob Girgis, Joshua Girgis, Babak Hejrati

Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

University of Maine

Orono, Maine USA 04416
Email: md.s.rahman@maine.edu

 

Closing Remarks: Mo Shahinpoor

Monday Session ends at 5:10 PM

 

Tuesday Morning:

Breakfast in Ballroom A

6:30 AM-8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

 

General Session

Session Chair: Mohsen Shahinpoor, Introductory Remarks

Plenary Presentation: 9:00-9:50 AM followed by Q&A until (10.00 AM
in the Grand Ballroom
"Recent progress on ionic soft actuators and their future applications"

 

Ilkwon Oh, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Email: ikoh@kaist.ac.kr 

Homepage: http://active.kaist.ac.kr 

10:00-10:25 AM, followed by Q&A until 10:30 AM

“Electrochemical actuators.”

 

Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka

School Address & Affiliations: 

Université de Paris, ITODYS, UMR 7086 CNRS,

15 rue J-A de Baïf, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France

Email: hyacinthe.randria@univ-paris-diderot.fr

 

10:30-10:55 AM, followed by Q&A until 11:00 AM

“Metal matrix piezoelectric composite for structural health monitoring sensor.”

 

Tetsuro Yanaseko

Faculty of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Kogakuin University of Technology and Engineering, Kute, Japan

Email: yanaseko@cc.kogakuin.ac.jp
 

11:00-11:25 AM, followed by Q&A until 11:30 AM

“An Overview and Future Development of Robust and Smart Materials/Structures.”

 

Hiroshi Asanuma

1-33, Yayoicho, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan,

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, Japan

Email: asanuma@faculty.chiba-u.jp

 

11:30-11:55 AM, followed by Q&A until 12:00 Noon

“Disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Engineering-Recent Progress and Future Direction.”

 

Hiroshi Asanuma

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University

1-33, Yayoicho, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba, 263-8522, Japan,

Email: asanuma@faculty.chiba-u.jp

 

12:00 Noon-1:00 PM

Hot Lunch Buffet will be served in Ballroom A

 
Tuesday Afternoon General Session:

Session Chair:  Babak Hejrati

General Session
Keynote Presentation at 1:00 PM-1:25 PM followed by Q&A until 1:30 PM
in Grand Ballroom
“PVC Gels: Perspectives”

 

Kwang J. (Jin) Kim, Ph.D., UNLV Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), USA

Email: Kwang.Kim@unlv.edu

 

1:30 PM-1:55 PM, followed by Q&A until 2:00 PM

“Multimodal Sensing Capabilities of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites.”
 

Jacob Bloom, S. Ehsan Tabatabaie, M. Shahinpoor, Babak Hejrati

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Maine

Orono, Maine 04469  USA

Email: Jacob.bloom@maine.edu

 

2:00-2:25 PM, followed by Q&A until 2:30 PM

“Soft Robotics for Biomedical Applications-I.”

 

Soo Jin Adrian Koh and Lau Gih Keong

National University of Singapore, Singapore

emails: (adrian_koh@nus.edu.sg) and (mgklau@ntu.edu.sg)

 

2:30-2:55 PM, followed by Q&A until 3:00 PM

“Ferromagnetic Soft Robots.”

 

Xuanhe Zhao

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Email: 

3:00-3:30 Afternoon Coffee and Cookies Break, Ballroom A

 

3:30-3:55 PM, followed by Q&A until 4:00 PM

“Strain sensors for diver health monitoring and gesture-based communication.”

 

Iain A. Anderson

Biomimetics Lab, Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Level 6, 70 Symonds Street

Auckland, New Zealand

Email: i.anderson@auckland.ac.nz

 

4:00-4:25 PM, followed by Q&A until 4:30 PM

 “Designing Soft Fluidic Robots for Healthcare.”

 

Raye Yeow

Department of Biomedical Engineering

the National University of Singapore

Affiliated Principal Investigator with Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology and Advanced Robotics Center

 

4:30-4:55 PM, followed by Q&A until 5:00 PM

“Bio-inspired Soft Robots based on Various Smart Actuators.”

 

Jian Zhu

Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

Closing remarks: Mo Shahinpoor

Tuesday Session ends at 5:00 PM

 

Tuesday Night Banquet

6:30 PM-9:30 PM: Dinner Banquet/Reception in Ballroom A

 

Plated Hot Dinner:

Choices:

1-Sweet Bourbon Steak Tips

2-Grilled Salmon

 

Wednesday Morning: 

Breakfast in Ballroom A 

6:30 AM-8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

 

General Session

Session Chair: Mohsen Shahinpoor, Introductory Remarks

 

8:30-9:20 AM, followed by Q&A until 9:30 AM

1-Plenary Presentation in Grand Ballroom A

“Ionic electroactive polymers: bending, linear and "dry" devices.”

 

Cedric Plesse

Laboratories de Physicochimie des Polymères et des Interfaces (LPPI) - EA2528, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

5031 Cergy-Pontoise

in place of Professor Dr. Frédéric Vidal,

Department of Chemistry, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France

email: cedric.plesse@u-cergy.fr 

Katlin Rohtlaid(1), Frederic Braz Ribeiro(1) , Tran Minh Giao Nguyen(1), Caroline Soyer(2), John DW Madden(3), Eric Cattan(2), Frederic Vidal(1), Cedric Plesse(1)

 

  1. Laboratoire de Physicochimie des Polymères et des Interfaces (LPPI) - EA2528, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, 5 mail Gay Lussac, 95031 Cergy-Pontoise, France

  2. Univ. Polytechnique des Hauts de France, CNRS, Univ. Lille, Yncrea, Centrale Lille, UMR 8520 - IEMN, DOAE, F-59313 Valenciennes, France

  3. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Advanced Materials & Process Engineering Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

​2-Special Keynote Presentation in Grand Ballroom A

 

9:30-10:20 AM, followed by Q&A until 10.30 AM

“Chemo-Electro-mechanical Model for Flexible Electrochemical Devices.”
 

Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka

School Address & Affiliations: 

Université de Paris, ITODYS, UMR 7086 CNRS,

15 rue J-A de Baïf, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France

Email: hyacinthe.randria@univ-paris-diderot.fr

 

10:30-11:20 AM, followed by Q&A until 11:30 AM

“IPMCs as Haptic Feedback/Tactile Sensors and Dexterous Manipulators for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery.”

 

Mohsen Shahinpoor

Department of Mechanical Engineering and School of Biomedical

Science and Engineering

The University of Maine\Orono, ME, USA

Email: mohsen.shahinpoor@maine.edu

 

Special Poster Session:

11:30-11:50 AM, followed by Q&A until 12.00 Noon

Design and Synthesis of PS-b-PSS Block Copolymer Electrolyte for Electroactive Artificial Muscles.

 

Van Hiep Nguyen1, Won-Jun Hwang1, Jaehwan Kim1, Rassoul Tabassian1, Moumita Kotal1, Kiwoo Jun1, Jung-Hwan Oh1, Ji Myeong Son1, Muhammad Taha Manzoor1, Kwang Kim2, and Il-Kwon Oh1,*

 

1 Prof. I.-K. Oh, V. H. Nguyen, W. Hwang, J. Kim, R. Tabassian, M. Kotal, K. Jun, J. H. Oh, J. M. Son, M. T. Manzoor

Creative Research Initiative Center for Functionally Antagonistic Nano-Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea

2 Prof. K. Kim

Active Materials and Smart Living Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Las Vegas, NV, 89154, USA

*Corresponding email should be addressed to ikoh@kaist.ac.kr

 

12:00-12:25 AM, followed by Q&A until 12:30 PM

Molybdenum Di sulfide Grown on Graphene as Electrodes for Ionic Artificial Muscles.

 

Van Hiep Nguyen,1Muhammad Taha Manzoor1, Won-Jun Hwang1, Sima Umrao1, Jae Hwan Kim1, Rassoul Tabassian1, and Il-Kwon Oh1,*

1Prof. I.-K. Oh, V. H. Nguyen, M. T. Manzoor, W. Hwang, Dr. S. Umrao, Dr. J. H. Kim, Dr. R. Tabassian

 

Creative Research Initiative Center for Functionally Antagonistic nano-Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea

* Corresponding email should be addressed to ikoh@kaist.ac.kr


Closing Remarks: Mo Shahinpoor

12:30 Noon-1:00 PM

Hot Lunch Buffet will be served in Ballroom A

 

 

Conference Ends after lunch, Wednesday 9-11-2019