Professor Andreas Walther (Albert-Ludwigs-University, Germany) will be speaking about concepts for bioinspired materials formed in both static and dynamic conditions. The first part of the lecture will deal with rather static, nacre-inspired high-performance nanocomposites, in which light-adaptive properties can be encoded through co-assembly and energy transfer approaches. The second part will focus on a platform concept, which allows to program self-assembling systems outside equilibrium with a lifetime by kinetic control of promoter/deactivator pairs and a simple internal feedback system. This will be showcased for different self-assembling systems.
When: Thursday 23 March, 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Room E410, Level 4, E Block, QUT Gardens Point campus