Contemporary technology has brought clear improvements in the field of substitution medicine where the development of artificial hips and knees are only examples of its enormous benefits. Nevertheless, materials are still not available for adequate replacement of functional tissues, such as bones or large bone segments. Therefore, despite the enormous benefits the contemporary technology has brought, the outer limits have been reached and new breakthroughs can only be expected from a novel hybrid technology that will reduce the shortcomings of the current material technology. An excellent example of such combined, biology driven approach is the field of “tissue engineering”, in which biological tissues are engineered through combining material technology and biotechnology.

Tissue engineering (TE) is a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary field, with potential for profoundly changing the medical practice, by regenerating diseased tissues and organs rather than repair. Substantial gains are expected to be obtained both from a medical and economic standpoint as a result of this emerging technology. The social and economical impact of such technology, regarding the patients’ health care, are the major driving forces and justifications for the increasing research interests.
The proposed E-MRS Symposium “New Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering: Materials and Processing Methods" will address the latest evolutions and the most recent research challenges regarding the development and application of scaffolds or polymers and composites (including biodegradable ones) in the fields of tissue engineering, tissue regeneration and replacement applications.

The symposium on “New Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering: Materials and Processing Methods” will discuss new integrated advances on the field of Tissue Engineering of Soft and Hard Tissues. It will focus on the materials and techniques to develop adequate scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, as well as biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials and efficient processing methods.

This E-MRS Symposium aims to provide updated tools and innovative knowledge to contribute for the know-how of “hybrid” researchers, enforcing state of the art presentations within this area of Tissue Engineering. It is an objective conviction of the organizer and co-organizers to instruct participants through a tutorial and highly challenging symposium programme, addressing the latest TE scientific knowledge and R&D developments on Materials and Processing Methodologies.


  • Raw-materials synthesis and development (polymers, ceramics, metals and composites)
  • Scaffolds design and processing
  • Rapid-prototyping techniques for scaffolds design and processing
  • Modification of Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
  • Applications of Polymers in Medicine and Tissue Engineering
  • Innovative Techniques in Tissue Engineering
  • Soft and Hard Tissue Regeneration and Replacement

Tentitive list of invited speakers (to be completed):

  • Clemens A. van Blitterswijk, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Guoping Chen, NIMS, Japan
  • Paul Dalton, University of Southampton, UK
  • Brian Derby, University of Manchester, UK
  • Daniel Mueller, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Laura Poole-Warren, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jan-Thorsten Schantz, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Kevin Shakesheff, University of Nothingham, UK


  • Dietmar W. Hutmacher, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Wojciech Święszkowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Proceedings will be published in a special issue in one of the leading journals in the field on the symposium topic. The Guidelines for Manuscript Preparation can be found here. 


Wojciech Święszkowski
Biomaterials Group, Materials Design Division,
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering,
Warsaw University of Technology
ul. Wołoska 141, 02-507 Warsaw, Poland
Phone number: +48222348792
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