79th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium


Structuring of materials on the nanoscale is widely heralded as the future route to the synthesis of a new generation of materials. Inspiration for such materials and their synthesis under ambient conditions can be found in many guises within biology. For example, hierarchical structuring of materials such as the abalone shell endows the traditionally poor engineering material calcium carbonate with superior mechanical properties, which the structure of the protein shell of the ferritin molecule has evolved to uniquely promote formation of a nanoparticle of ferrihydrite within the protein.

The use of biological systems as an inspiration for the synthesis of nanomaterials will form the basis for this symposium.


Dr. Fiona Meldrum
Department of Chemistry
Bristol University
Cantock's Close
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TS
Phone: +44(0) 117 3317215
Fax: +44(0) 117 9251295

ABSTRACTS - Session 15

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Session 15 - SCHEDULE

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Please be sure that your full presentation is in PowerPoint for use with either a laptop or LCD projector. We will have laptops and LCD projectors available for your use in each session room

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