UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


ECI Conference on Nature-Inspired Engineering - Keynote speakers and final call for abstracts

29 April 2019

One-page abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than the deadlines noted below. The abstract should include both the significance of the research as well as results that will be discussed to allow a scientific assessment of the work by the organizers.

ECI Conference 2019

Please indicate if the abstract is for an oral or poster presentation. Only a limited number of oral presentation slots are available.  Thus all submissions for oral presentations will be considered for both oral and poster.

Also indicate which application area is the best fit for your contribution on nature-inspired engineering:

  • Scalable Manufacturing & Process Intensification
  • Built Environment: Construction, Architecture & Urban Design
  • Functional Materials
  • Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering
  • Energy & Environmental Technology
  • Robotics and Other Applications

Deadline for abstracts for oral presentations: May 1, 2019
Deadline for abstracts for poster presentations: June 1, 2019

Please prepared your abstract according to this template: docx or doc.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically and submissions must follow the template provided at this link.

ECI will sponsor a poster competition for the Best Student Poster and Best Overall Poster.

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Wilhelm Barthlott         
    University of Bonn                                 
    Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants
    Topic: Functional Materials
  • Prof. Bharat Bhushan                                        
    Ohio State University Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Conference 
    Topic: Functional Materials 

  • Prof Marc-Oliver Coppens
    UCL, Department of Chemical Engineering,
    Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE)
    Topic: Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering
  • Prof. Mark Cutkosky                                                       
    Stanford University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Conference
    Topic Area:  Robotics/Other Applications  
  • Prof. Eugene Goldfield                                                       
    Harvard University Wyss Institute Conference 
    Topic: Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering 
  • Prof. Navin Kumar                                                  
    Indian Institute of Technology Ropar School of Mech., Material & Energy Engineering Conference 
    Topic: Biomedical & Healthcare Engineering
  • Prof. Klaus Lackner                                                   
    Arizona State University School of Sustainable Engineering Conference
    Topic: Energy & Environmental Technology        

  • Prof. Achim Menges
    University of Stuttgart
    Inst. for Computational Design & Construction
    Topic: Built Environment: Construction, Architecture & Urban Design     
  • Prof. Marc A. Meyers 
    University of California San Diego
    Center for Energy Research Topic: Functional Materials
  • Prof. Yongmei Zheng
    Beihang University
    School of Chemistry Topi: Functional Materials   

In addition, a Special Issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s journal Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, including papers will be presented at the conference.

For further information about the event, please visit the ECI website.