This Workshop will bring together the expertise of UK and Russian institutions in the development of complex materials and self-regulating chemical systems. Its broad focus is dynamic self-assembly, self-organization and the related areas of unexpected ("emergent") behaviours and complexity, in systems ranging from fluids and suspensions of colloid particles, nanocapsules with controlled release properties through simple micromachines, to bacterial cells, structured self-healing, energy-responsive and antifouling coatings and soft robots. We target to fill the gap between math, computer science and development of new materials combining the expertise of UK scientists in fundamental knowledge of smart materials with the mathematic skills of Russian partners.
The key topics:
Designing the dynamic systems will contribute to a range of fundamental questions in the modern science. It will:
- help to construct an intellectual framework for understanding DySA and complexity/emergence;
- lead to the identification of new or under-investigated classes of materials (e.g., actuators, communicating capsules/nanocontainers) or processes (gel formation, precipitation);
- provide a series of host-guest responsive structures to examine analytical systems designed to analyse the behaviors of complex systems.
- The techniques of DySA will, give rise to new ways of building organized matter and provide methods for assembling small components (e.g., in micro- and nanotechnology).
- Workshop will facilitate the exchange of the expertise in new breakthrough materials technology sustainable energetics between UK and Russia connecting the research with current demand of the quick development of the new commercial products.