on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles & Nano-Bio

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3rd World Congress
on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles & Nano-Bio
Lausanne, Switzerland (Europe),
CHUV, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
May 25-27, 2006
Sponsored by
Design: CEMCAV/CHUV_nano06
Scientific Program
May 25 Brainstorming session: synthetic muscles for the failing heart

07:00 - 18:00 Registration of participants
08:30 - 08:40 P. Tozzi: Welcome and course introduction
What do we need?
Chairmen: M. Shahinpoor (USA), LK von Segesser (Switzerland)
08:40 - 09:00 Fundamentals of heart mechanics. P.G. Chassot (Switzerland)
09:00 - 09:20 Rate, Rhythm and Function: a three steps Waltz. L.Kappenberger (Switzerland)
09:20 - 09:40 Congestive Heart Failure: beyond pharmacological therapy. D. Hayoz (Switzerland)
09:40 - 10:10 From the worm heart to the magnetically suspended screw. W.P. Dembitsky (USA)
10:10 - 10:30 Coffee Break and visit of the exhibition
What is available? The actuators of the future Part I
Chairmen: M. Hafez (France), P. Tozzi (Switzerland)
10:30 - 11:00 Shape Memory alloy actuators. V. Michaud (Switzerland)
11:00 - 11:30 Electroactive Polymer Actuators For Sequential/Peristaltic Heart and Aorta Compression.
M. Shahinpoor (USA)
11:30 - 12:00 Fundamentals of Carbonanotube Actuators. Ray Baughman (USA)
12:00 - 12:30 Metal hydride artificial muscles for Medical Applications. K.J. Kim (USA)

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and visit of the exhibition
What is available? The actuators of the future Part II
Chairmen: P. Tozzi (Switzerland), K.J. Kim (USA)
14:00 - 14:30 Cardiac Assist Device using Artificial Muscle. PG Walker (UK)
14:30 - 15:00 Development of an artificial myocardial assist device
using a sophisticated shape memory alloy fibre (Biometal). Y Shiraishi (Japan)
15:00 - 15:30 Electrochemically active artificial muscle. M. Shahinpoor (USA)
15:30 - 15:45 A Biophysical Model of the human atrium. V. Jacquemet (Switzerland)
15:45 - 16:15 Tea time and visit of the exhibition
Artificial muscles for failing heart: more than a technical challenge
Chairmen: LK von Segesser (Switzerland), PG Walker (UK)
16:15 - 16:30 Atripump: new tool to restore pump function of the heart. P. Tozzi (Switzerland)
16:30 -17:00 An in-vitro test environment for development of a cardiac compression device. PG Walker (UK)
17:00 - 17:30 Haptic and Tactile Feedback. M. Hafez (France)
17:30 - 17:45 Model of cardiac cell excitation and repolarization. L.Dang (Switzerland)
17:45 - 18:15 CTI Medtech: successful innovation and technology transfer. G. Bestetti (Switzerland)
18:15 - 18:45 Does artificial heart mean artificial soul? G. Veruggio (Italy)
18:45 - 18:50 Conclusion remarks

Friday May 26 2006
07:30 - 17:45 Registration of participants
07:45 - 08: 30 Welcome and opening ceremony
Session 1: Ionic Polymer Conductor Nano Composites As Multifunctional Distributed Nano Materials
Moderators: Prof. M. Shahinpoor (USA), Prof. Kwang J Kim (USA)
08:30 - 08:50 1- Derivation of a Continuum Model and Its Electric Equivalent-Circuit Representation for The
Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) Electromechanics. P.J. Costa Branco (Portugal)
08:50 - 09:20 2- Electrospun Nano-fibrous Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite. Kwang J. Kim (USA).
09:20 - 09:50 3- Magneto-Responsive Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (MR-IPMC). Kwang J. Kim, (USA)
09:50 - 10:30 Keynote Speaker: Microactuators based on Ion-Implanted Electroactive Polymer Membranes.
H Shea (Switzerland)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and visit of the exhibition
Session 2: Ionic Polymer Metal Composites Applications
Moderators: H. Shea (Switzerland), M Hafez (France)
11:00 - 11:30 4- Ionic Polymer Metal Composites As Distributed Nanosensors, Nanoactuators and Artificial
Muscles-A Review. Mohsen Shahinpoor (USA)
11:30 - 12:00 5- Design and test of IPMC Artificial Muscle Microgripper. Ujwal Deole, (USA)
12:00 - 12:30 Science Lecture. Prof. Carlo Rubbia (Nobel Prize for Physics)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and visit of the exhibition
Session 3: Molecular Motors, Chemomechanical Polymers and Drug Delivery Part I
Moderators: H.-J. Schneider (Germany), Ray Baughman (USA)
13:30 - 14:05 6- Synthetic molecular motors and mechanical machines. David A Leigh (UK)
14:05- 14:40 7- Light-Powered Molecular Devices and Machines. Vincenzo Balzani (Italy)
14:40- 15:15 8- Intelligent Gels -An approach to Artificial Muscles. Jian Ping Gong (Japan)
15:15- 15.40 9- Patterning of Sensitive Hydrogels and Their Application in Microsystems. Karl-Friedrich Arndt (Germany)
15:40 - 16:05 10- Chemomechanical Polymers: on the Way to New Actuator and Drug Delivery Systems.
Hans-Jörg Schneider (Germany)
16:05 - 16:30 Tea time and visit of the exhibition
Session 4: Molecular Motors, Chemomechanical Polymers and Drug Delivery Part II
Moderators: H.- J. Schneider (Germany), D. Hayoz (Switzerland)
16:30 - 17:05 11- Biomimetic Polymers in Intelligent Drug Delivery. Nicholas A Peppas (USA)
17:05 - 17:30 12- Supramolecular Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery. Rainer Haag (Germany)
17:30 - 17:55 13- Variable architecture polymers for DNA binding, release and nanoscale transport. A. Cameron, (UK)
17:55 - 18:20 14- Hydrogel polymer mimics the mechanism and performance of the GroEL/GroES molecular
chaperone machine. Joachim H.G. Steinke, (UK)
18:20- 18:25 Closing remarks

Saturday May 27 2006

07:30 - 18:00 Registration of participants
Session 5: Electroactive Polymers as Multifunctional Materials Part I
Moderators: Mohsen Shahinpoor (USA), D. De Rossi (Italy)
08:30 - 09:00 15- Robotic eyes driven by dielectric elastomer actuators. D. De Rossi (Italy)
09:00 - 09:30 16- FACET: an android-based therapeutical approach for treatment of autistic disorders. G. Pioggia (Italy)
09:30 - 09:50 17- The artificial urinary sphincter: Modeling and experimental validation. Bert Müller (Switzerland)
09:50- 10:15 18- A designed methodology to allow up scaling of EAP materials as actuators. D. Fernandez (Spain)
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break and visit of the exhibition
Session 6: Electroactive Polymers as Multifunctional Materials Part II
Moderators: G Kovacs (Switzerland), Ray Baughman (USA)
10:45 - 11:15 19- Dielectric Electro active Polymers as artificial muscles. M. Kobes (Switzerland)
11:15-11:45 20- Synthetic Muscle-based Diaphragm Micro-Pump For Medical Applications. D. Soltanpour (USA)
11:45 - 12:15 21- Electrophysiological activation of polymer actuators. F. Carpi (Italy)
12:15 - 12:45 22- Keynote speaker: Arm Wrestling Robot Driven by Dielectric Elastomer Actuators. G. Kovacs (Switzerland)

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch and visit of the exhibition
Session 7: Special Topics in Intelligent Materials and Systems-I
Chairmen: Mohsen Shahinpoor (USA), P. Tozzi (Switzerland)
14:00 - 14:30 23- Keynote Speaker: Data-Driven Inverse Modelling of Ionic Polymer Conductive Composite Plates.
J. G. Michopoulos (USA)
14:30 - 15:00 24- Artificial Internal Organs by the use of artificial Muscle. T. Yambe (Japan)
15:00 - 15:30 25- Artificial Internal Organs by the use of artificial muscle with Nano technology. T.Yambe (Japan)
15:30 - 16:00 26- Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite nano rods by wet chemical method. T. R. Rautray (India)
16:00 - 16:15 Closing remarks
Social events
For the participants of the Congress and accompanying persons organizers will offer an attractive
social program which will give the possibility to get acquainted with Swiss historical and cultural
monuments, like the Gothic Cathedral and the Chateau de Chillon as well as a visit of the European
Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest particle physics center.
Dear Scientists and Colleagues,
The organizers of the 3rd World Congress of the Biomimetic and Artificial Muscles &
Nano-Bio 2006 have the great honour and pleasure of inviting you to take part in this
Congress to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, May 25-27 2006.
The main objectives of this Congress are to offer high-level lectures, extensive
discussions and communications covering the state of the art of new research and
ideas in biomimetics and artificial muscles and providing an overview on their
potential applications in the medical field, more particularly in the treatment of cardiovascular
For the first time, scientists and physicians will have an open discussion on understanding the funda-
mentals of artificial muscle behaviour, and understanding the potentials and limitations of artificial
muscle in the treatment of cardiac and vascular diseases, and identifying merging actuators for
medical application.
For the participants of the Congress and accompanying persons, organizers will offer an attractive
social program which will offer the possibility to get acquainted with Swiss historical and cultural sites,
like the Gothic Cathedral and the Chateau de Chillon as well as a visit of the European Organization for
Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest particle physics center.
We are convinced that you will enjoy the beauty of Switzerland and the charming atmosphere of the
historical city of Lausanne.
Looking forward to seeing you in Lausanne.
Piergiorgio Tozzi, M.D. Congress Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery,
CHUV, Rue du Bugnon 46, CH 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland. E-mail: piergiorgio.tozzi@chuv.ch

Congress Chairman Piergiorgio Tozzi (Switzerland)
Congress Co-Chairmen Moshen Shahinpoor (USA)
Ludwig K. von Segesser (Switzerland)
Honorary Chairmen Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (France)
Patrick Aebischer (Switzerland)
Scientific Committee Hiroshi Asanuma (Chiba University, Japan)
Ray Baughman (University of Texas at Dallas)
Sang Choi (NASA LaRC)
L. Eric Cross (Pennsylvania State University)
Danilo de Rossi (Universita di Pisa, Italy)
Toshihiro Hirai (Shinshu University, Tokida, Japan)
Kwang Kim (University of Nevada-Reno, Reno, NV)
Gabor Kovacs (EMPA, Dubendorf Switzerland)
D. Hayoz (CHUV, Switzerland)
Yoshihito Osada (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Toribio F. Otero (Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain)
Hans-Jörg Schneider (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
Miklos Zrinyi (Tech. University of Budapest, Hungary)