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Final Technical Program (MS Word)

  1. 1. Thursday May 25 2006 BRAINSTORMING SESSION SYNTHETIC MUSCLES FOR THE FAILING HEART 7 :00 - 18:00 Registration of participants 8 :30 - 8: 40 P. Tozzi: Welcome and course introduction What do we need? Chairmen: M. Shahinpoor (USA), LK von Segesser (Switzerland) 8 :40 - 9 :00 Fundamentals of heart mechanics P.G. Chassot (Switzerland) 9 :00 - 9 :20 Rate, Rhythm and Function: a three steps Waltz L.Kappenberger (Switzerland) 9 :20 - 9:40 Congestive Heart Failure: beyond pharmacological therapy D. Hayoz (Switzerland) 9 :40 - 10:10 From the worm heart to the magnetically suspended screw. W.P. Dembitsky (USA) 10:10 - 10:30 Coffee Break and visit of the exhibition What is available? The actuators of the future Part I Chairmen: M. Hafez (France), P. Tozzi (Switzerland) 10:30 – 11:00 Shape Memory alloy actuators V. Michaud (Switzerland) 11:00 – 11:45 Electroactive Polymer Actuators For Sequential/Peristaltic Heart and Aorta Compression M. Shahinpoor (USA) 11:50 – 12:30 Metal hydride artificial muscles for Medical Applications K.J. Kim (USA) 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and visit of the exhibition What is available? The actuators of the future Part II Chairmen: P. Tozzi (Switzerland), K.J. Kim (USA) 14:00 – 14:30 Cardiac Assist Device using Artificial Muscle PG Walker (UK) 14:30 – 15:00 Development of an artificial myocardial assist device using a sophisticated shape memory alloy fibre (Biometal) Y Shiraishi (Japan) 15:00 – 15:30 Electrochemically active artificial muscle M. Shahinpoor (USA) 15:30 – 15:45 A Biophysical Model of the human atrium V. Jacqemet (Switzerland) 15:45 – 16:15 Tea time and visit of the exhibition Artificial muscles for failing heart: more than a technical challenge Chairmen: LK von Segesser (Switzerland), PG Walker (UK) 16:15 – 16:30 Atripump: new tool to restore pump function of the heart P. Tozzi (Switzerland) 16 :30 –17 :00 An in-vitro test environment for development of a cardiac compression device PG Walker (UK) 17:00 – 17:30 Haptic and Tactile Feedback M. Hafez (France) 17:30 – 17:45 Model of cardiac cell excitation and repolarization. L.Dang (Switzerland) 17:45 – 18:15 CTI Medtech: successful innovation and technology transfer G. Bestetti (Switzerland) 18:15 – 18:45 Does artificial heart means artificial soul? G. Veruggio (Italy) 18:45 – 18:50 Conclusion remarks
  2. 2. Friday May 26 2006 7 :30 - 17:45 Registration of participants 7 :45 - 8: 30 Welcome and open ceremony Session 1: Ionic Polymer Conductor Nano Comosites As Multifunctional Distributed Nano Materials Moderators: Prof. M. Shahinpoor (USA), Prof. Kwang J Kim (USA) 8 :30 - 8 :50 1-Derivation of a Continuum Model and Its Electric Equivalent-Circuit Representation for The Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (IPMC) Electromechanics P.J. Costa Branco (Portugal) 8 :50 - 9 :20 2-Electrospun Nano-fibrous Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Kwang J. Kim (USA) 9:20 – 9:50 3-Magneto-Responsive Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite (MR-IPMC) Kwang J. Kim, (USA) 9:50 – 10:30 Keynote Speaker: Microactuators based on Ion-Implanted Electroactive Polymer Membranes. H Shea (Switzerland) 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and visit of the exhibition Session 2: Ionic Polymer Metal Composites Applications Moderators: H. Shea (Switzerland), M Hafez (France) 11:00 – 11:30 4-Ionic Polymer Metal Composites As Distributed Nanosensors, Nanoactuators and Artificial Muscles-A Review. Mohsen Shahinpoor (USA) 11:30 – 12:00 5- Design and Test of IPMC Artificial Muscle Microgripper Ujwal Deole, Ron Lumia and M. Shahinpoor (USA) 12:00 – 12:30 Science Lecture: Prof. Carlo Rubbia (Nobel Prize for Physic) 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and visit of the exhibition Session 3: Molecular Motors, Chemomechanical Polymers and Drug Delivery Part I Moderators: H.-J. Schneider (Germany), Ray Baughman (USA) 13:30 – 14:05 Synthetic molecular motors and mechanical machines David A Leigh (UK) 14:05– 14:40 Light-Powered Molecular Devices and Machines Vincenzo Balzani, (Italy) 14:40– 15:15 Intelligent Gels -An approach to Artificial Muscles Jian Ping Gong, (Japan) 15:15– 15.40 Patterning of Sensitive Hydrogels and Their Application in Microsystems Karl-Friedrich Arndt, (Germany)
  3. 3. 15:40 – 16:05 Chemomechanical Polymers: on the Way to New Actuator and Drug Delivery Systems Hans-Jörg Schneider, (Germany) 16:05 – 16:30 Tea time and visit of the exhibition Session 4: Molecular Motors, Chemomechanical Polymers and Drug Delivery Part II Moderators: H.- J. Schneider (Germany), D. Hayoz (Switzerland) 16:30 – 17:05 Biomimetic Polymers in Intelligent Drug Delivery Nicholas A Peppas, (USA) 17:05 – 17:30 Supramolecular Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery Rainer Haag, (Germany) 17:30 – 17:55 Variable architecture polymers for DNA binding, release and nanoscale transport Alexander Cameron, (UK) 17:55 – 18:20 Hydrogel polymer mimics the mechanism and performance of the GroEL/GroES molecular chaperone machine. Joachim H.G. Steinke, (UK) 18:20– 18:25 Closing remarks Saturday May 27 2006 7 :30 – 18:00 Registration of participants Session 5: Electroactive Polymers as Multifunctional Materials Part I Moderators: Mohsen Shahinpoor (USA), D. De Rossi (Italy) 8 :30 - 9 :00 Robotic eyes driven by dielectric elastomer actuators D. De Rossi (Italy) 9 :00 - 9 :30 FACET: an android-based therapeutical approach for treatment of autistic disorders. G. Pioggia (Italy) 9:30 – 9:50 The artificial urinary sphincter: Modeling and experimental validation Bert Müller (Switzerland) 9:50- 10:15 A designed methodology to allow up scaling of EAP materials as actuators D. Fernandez (Spain) 10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break and visit of the exhibition Session 6: Electroactive Polymers as Multifunctional Materials Part II Moderators: G Kovacs (Switzerland), Ray Baughman (USA) 10:45 – 11:15 Dielectric Electro active Polymers as artificial muscles M. Kobes (Switzerland)
  4. 4. 11:15-11:45 Synthetic Muscle-based Diaphragm Micro-Pump For Medical Applications D. Soltanpour (USA) 11:45 – 12:15 Electrophysiological activation of polymer actuators. F. Carpi (Italy) 12:15 – 12:45 Keynote speaker: Arm Wrestling Robot Driven by Dielectric Elastomer Actuators G. Kovacs (Switzerland) 12:45 – 14:00 Lunch and visit of the exhibition Session 7: Special Topics in Intelligent Materials and Systems-I Chairmen: Mohsen Shahinpoor (USA), P. Tozzi (Switzerland) 14:00 – 14:30 Keynote Speaker: Data-Driven Inverse Modelling of Ionic Polymer Conductive Composite Plates J. G. Michopoulos and M. Shahinpoor (USA) 14:30 – 15:00 : Artificial Internal Organs by the use of artificial Muscle T. Yambe (Japan) 15:00 – 15:30 Artificial Internal Organs by the use of artificial muscle with Nano technology T.Yambe (Japan) 15:30 – 16:00 Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite nano rods by wet chemical method T. R. Rautray (India) 16:00-16:30 Design of novel bio-inspired distributed actuators for space applications F. Carpi1, C. Menon2 and D. De Rossi1 1 University of Pisa, 2European Space Agency 16:30 – 16:45 Closing remarks

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