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11.-15. October 2015 KármánConference
From molecular materials to complex adaptive molecular systems
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We have organized two subsequent discussion meetings approaching scientific challenges in the advancement of molecular materials research: The focus is on the transition from understanding and predicting properties towards the rational design of material systems that qualify for being complex and adaptive.


Self-assembled and self-organized materials
Molecularly programmed self-assembly
Dynamic self-assembly and self-organization
Advanced concepts in self-assembly and dissipative self-organization

Nature-inspired and bio-mimetic materials
Learning from nature I: Micro machines
Learning from nature II: Complexity and function
Artificial live
Artificial motors, walkers, swimmers, self-propelling objects

Interfacing materials with biology
Bio-interactive and biohybrid systems
Interface-controlled materials

Programming of material properties
Adaptive properties and switchable molecular systems
Multistablity and hysteresis
Photoactivity and other energy harvesting

exterior view Vaalsbroek Castle

The location

Vaalsbroek Castle, The Netherlands

Our Partners

Organization and Scientific Committee

  • DWI
  • Max-Planck Institut
  • RWTH Aachen
  • SFB 985