Information for the 2024 symposium will be posted as it becomes available.

Note: No symposia were held between 2020-2023 due to Covid-19 regulations and protocols.

Past Symposia


Symposium brochure cover.
Symposium brochure and agenda (PDF)
Frontiers in Materials Science for the 21st Century
Biologically Engineered Materials

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Georgen Hall, Sloan Auditorium
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. Check in and continental breakfast

Keynote Speakers

2019 symposium poster.

Professor Iris V. Rivero

Rochester Institute of Technology
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
"Disruptive Medical Technologies: Additive Manufacturing for the Achievement of Personalized Treatments"

Dr. Filipe Natalio

Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science
"Towards materials farming: where plant biology meets material sciences"

Professor Wil V. Srubar III

University of Colorado Boulder
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Materials Science and Engineering Program
"Building with Bacteria: Applications of Synthetic Biology to Architecture and Civil Engineering"

Dr. Lynn Rothschild

"Biomaterials for Space"

Professor Danielle Benoit

University of Rochester
Department of Biomedical Engineering
“‘Smart’ to Biomimetic Materials: Taking cues from nature to enable RNAi delivery”