The creation of new materials capable of performing life-like functions inspired by biology, such as complex and cooperative processes, self-replication, and self-repair, will ultimately rely upon incorporating biological principles of spatiotemporal modes of self-assembly. Elucidating fundamental principles for the design of such out-of-equilibrium dynamic self-assembling materials systems is the focus of the February, 2019 issue of MRS Bulletin.
This webinar expanded on the Bulletin issue, and an interactive Q&A was held with each of the speakers following their talks.
Nature’s Functional Nanomaterials: Growth or Self-Assembly?
Gerd Schröder-Turk, Murdoch University
Talk begins at 5:30
The Many Faces of Far-From-Equilibrium Thermodynamics
Atanu Chatterjee, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Talk begins at 38:17
Molecular Motors in Materials Science
Henry Hess, Columbia University
Talk begins at 1:02:41
Opportunities for Materials Science: From Molecules to Neural Networks
Giovanni Zocchi, UCLA
Talk begins at 1:20:58