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Special Session
Special Session on
Engineering and Fabrication of Biocompatible and Bioinspired Materials

24 - 26 February, 2020 - Valletta, Malta

Within the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2020


Saibal Mitra
Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science, Missouri State University
United States

Brief Bio
Saibal Mitra is a faculty in the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science at Missouri State University (MSU) located in Springfield, MO, USA. Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Mitra was a faculty at University of Tulsa located in Tulsa, OK, USA. Mitra received his undergraduate degree from University of Kolkata, M.S from Clemson University and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He was a post-doctoral research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then at University of Delaware.


Nature has created, through evolution, robust and sustainable solutions to myriad challenges. This has inspired researchers to engineer biomimetic interactive materials for industrial, medicinal and environmental applications. The focus of BENEFICIAL will be on designing principles and functional materials inspired by nature. The session will highlight engineering approaches (growth, characterization and properties), biocompatibility and functionality of designed materials. However, the scope of bioinspired materials goes beyond the extent of these domains. Therefore, the critical aim of BENEFICIAL is to establish an international, interdisciplinary network (forum) of scientists from fields such as materials science and engineering, physics, biology, chemistry and medicine to discuss current state-of-art and future directions of bioinspired materials.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Materials Growth
  • Biomimetic Designing
  • Interactive Materials
  • Biomedical Materials
  • Bioinspired Devices
  • Boinspired Assemblies
  • Peptide and Protein Materials
  • Bioinspired Synthetic Polymers
  • Hybrid/Photonic Materials


Paper Submission: December 19, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIOSTEC Special Sessions - BENEFICIAL 2020