About the Conference

The 1st International Conference and Scientific Exhibition on Living Materials Systems | Energy Autonomy – Adaptivity – Longevity – Societal Implications will bring together international researchers for an in-depth knowledge exchange with respect to living materials systems.

It is also dedicated to presenting possible technical applications as proof-of-concept demonstrators or prototypes. The conference will further address societal challenges related to sustainability, psychological impacts, and philosophical considerations, including acceptance and ethical approval of living materials systems.

The conference will take place at the University of Freiburg, Germany, from March 21 to 24, 2023. It is organized by the Cluster of Excellence Living, Adaptive and Energy-autonomous Materials Systems (livMatS).


Call for Abstracts

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Scientific Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Chris Eberl
Full Professor, Micro- and Materials Mechanics
Department of Microsystems Engineering
University of Freiburg
Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Anna Fischer
Full Professor, Inorganic Functional Materials
Institute for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry
University of Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Andrea Kiesel
Full Professor, Cognitive Psychology
Institute for Psychology
University of Freiburg

Dr. Olga Speck
Group Leader, Plant Biomechanics Group, Botanic Garden, Institute of Biology II
Scientific Coordinator, Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT)
University of Freiburg

PD Dr. Michael Walter
Institute of Physics
Responsible Manager, Core Facility 3, Modelling and Simulation of Materials Systems, Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT)
University of Freiburg

Prof. Dr. Peter Woias
Full Professor, Design of Microsystems
Department of Microsystems Engineering
University of Freiburg