International Conference on Adhesion in Aqueous Media: From Biology to Synthetic Materials

Dresden, Germany, September 9 – 12, 2019

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Biological adhesive systems in wet environment

  • Understanding of natural systems

Novel chemistries and structures

  • Biological and biomimetic interfaces
  • Thin films and nanostructures
  • Hydrogels with reversible sacrificial bonds
  • Organic / inorganic hybrid systems

Mechanisms and modelling of underwater adhesion

  • Novel tools & methods for adhesion testing
  • Mechanics of soft interfaces
  • Rheology & adhesion
  • Transport phenomena trough interfaces
  • Molecular simulations

Applications and materials design in wet environment

  • Biomedical adhesives and clinical applications
  • Surface contamination (biofouling, insects & ice)
  • Underwater attachment systems, robotics
  • Additive manufacturing of hydrogels
  • Adhesives on wet surfaces


The conference will take place at the Hilton Dresden, directly across from the “Frauenkirche” (Church of our Lady) in the heart of the historic city center


Call for Abstracts: December 01, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 01, 2019
Early Registration: July 01, 2019
Call for abstracts: January 15, 2019


Alla Synytska (IPF Dresden, D)
Aránzazu del Campo Bécares (INM Saarbrücken, D)
Eduard Arzt (INM Saarbrücken, D)
Rene Hensel (INM Saarbrücken, D)
Marleen Kamperman (Wageningen University, NL)
Costantino Creton (CNRS/ESPCI, F)
Walter Federle (Cambridge University, UK)
Anton Darhuber (TU Eindhoven, NL)
Vlasis Mavrantzas (University of Patras, GR)
Animangsu Ghatak (IIT Kanpur, IND)
Phillip B. Messersmith (University of California, USA)
Russell Stewart (University of Utah, USA)
Al Crosby (University Massachusetts Amherst, USA)


Leibniz- Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Hohe Straße 6, 01069 Dresden
Alla Synytska, Sandra Martinka, Nicole Vilbrandt, Kerstin Wustrack
Fax: +49 351 4658-9859


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