Plenary

Marcela Bilek
University of Sydney
Professor Marcela Bilek has expertise in fundamental science and practical applications of materials physics and engineering, plasma processing, and biointerfaces. Honours include Physical Scientist of the Year; ARC Federation Fellowship; Australian Academy of Science Pawsey Medal; Australian Innovation Challenge Award; ARC Future Fellowship; the international Plasma Surface Engineering Leading Scientist Award and ARC Laureate Fellowship; as well as election to the Fellowships of the American Physical Society (APS), the IEEE; AVS and the Australian Academy of Science. She is passionate about evidence-based policies for tackling societal and environmental problems that leverage science and technology and was recognised as Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to physics and biomedical engineering.
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Justin Cooper-White
The University of Queensland
Professor Justin Cooper-White is a global leader in using engineering to solve problems in biology. In addition to holding the position of Head of School and Professor of Bioengineering in the School of Chemical Engineering, he is Affiliate Professor in the Australian institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility-Queensland Node, Research Director of the Herston Biofabrication Institute, and co-Director of the Australian Organoid Facility at UQ. Professor Cooper-White is a past President of both the Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and the Australian Society of Rheology and held the position of CSIRO Office of the Chief Executive (OCE) Science Leader (2013-2018). He has previously held a Visiting Professor Fellowships at ETH Zurich (2007) and Politecnico di Milano (2012-2013). Professor Cooper-White is the Australian representative and Past President of the Asian Biomaterials Federation; an elected Fellow of (and past Australian representative on) the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBE); an elected Fellow of the International Fellows of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (FTERM); and an elected Fellow and past Vice President of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences (QAAS).
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Fiorenzo Omenetto
Tufts University
Fiorenzo G. Omenetto is the Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering, and a Special Advisor to the Provost. He is a Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and also holds appointments in the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in the convergence of technology, biologically inspired materials, and the natural sciences with an emphasis on new transformative approaches for sustainable materials for high-technology applications. He has proposed and pioneered the use of silk as a material platform for advanced technology with uses in photonics, optoelectronics, and nanotechnology applications, is co-inventor on several disclosures on the subject. He has co-founded three companies. Prof. Omenetto was formerly a J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratories, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Tällberg Foundation Fellow, and is a Fellow of Optica (formerly Optical Society of America), the National Academy of Inventors, and of the American Physical Society. His research has been featured extensively in the press with coverage in the most important media outlets worldwide.
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Ronit Satchi-Fainaro
Tel Aviv University
Ronit Satchi-Fainaro is a full Professor at Tel Aviv University, where she is head of the Cancer Research & Nanomedicine Laboratory, Director of the Cancer Biology Research Center, and Director of the TAU Kahn 3D BioPrinting Initiative. She received her B.Pharm. from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and her Ph.D. from the UCL, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University and Children’s Hospital Boston. She has published 155 manuscripts and is an inventor on 80 patents. She founded three spin-off companies, initiated 2 clinical trials, and is actively engaged in translational research with several industry partners and in science outreach.
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Mark Schoenfisch
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Mark H. Schoenfisch is the Peter A. Ornstein Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as Chief Scientific Officer at Vast Therapeutics, a company he co-founded in 2016. Prof. Schoenfisch received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 1997. From 1998-1999, he was a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor in January of 2000. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005, Full Professor in 2008, and Distinguished Professor in 2018. He has authored >150 research articles related to nitric oxide storage and release since beginning his independent research program in 2000.
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Keynote

Weibo Cai
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Justin Gooding
UNSW Sydney
Sungjune Jung
Postech
Kourosh Kalantar-Zadeh
The University of Sydney
Huiyu Liu
Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Zhaowei Liu
University of California, San Diego
Karlheinz Peter
Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute
Bruno Sarmento
Universidade do Porto
Hang Ta
Griffith University
Nicolas Voelcker
Monash University
Meiyun Wang
Henan Provincial People's Hospital
Joy Wolfram
The University of Queensland
Joyce Wong
Boston University
Bengang Xing
Nanyang Technological University

Invited

Brian Abbey
La Trobe University/ AlleSense
Sekyu Choi
Postech
Yunlu Dai
University of Macau
Nona Farbehi
UNSW Sydney
Stuart Fraser
Culturon
Ewa Goldys
UNSW Sydney
Daniel Heath
University of Melbourne
Angus Johnston
Monash University
Yi (David) Ju
RMIT University
Ivan Kempson
University of South Australia
Young Min Kim
Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Hyojin Lee
Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Junmin Lee
Postech
Chang Lei
The University of Sydney
Ming Li
UNSW Sydney
Yiliang Lin
National University of Singapore
Yiqing Lu
Macquarie University
Mostafa Kamal Masud
The University of Queensland
Lana McClements
University of Technology Sydney
Jung-Joon (John) Min
Chonnam National University
Ruirui Qiao
The University of Queensland
Wantong Song
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
Flávia Sousa
Université de Fribourg
Xiaodi Su
Institute of Materials Research & Engineering
Jie Tang
Monash University
Shiyang Tang
UNSW Sydney
Zhaohui Tang
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
Rui Tian
Xiamen University
Natalie Trevaskis
Monash University
Chun Xu
University of Sydney
Yannan Yang
University of Adelaide
Hong Yeol Yoon
Korea Institute of Science and Technology
Dan Yuan
The University of Queensland
Jiali Maggie Zhai
RMIT University
Chengchen Zhang
University of Southampton
Lingxiao Zhang
Aarhus University
Run Zhang
The University of Queensland