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— Quarantine Management for Overseas Entrants

Please check these official websites for up-to-date information for entry into Korea.

— Conference Schedule

The conference program is currently in preparation. The technical program will start at 8:30 am and end at around 6 pm each day for the full three days for August 17-19. The initial version of the program conference will be announced soon (hopefully by July 15). It is recommended that you plan your travel so that you are available for the full three days. However, if you need any special accommodation for the date and time for your presentations depending on your availability and travel plan, please let us know as soon as possible. Then, we will do our best to accommodate your need as much as we can.

Click here to download the Program Schedule

— Virtual Poster Presentation

For those who plan to participate virtually for their poster presentations:

They should first send both Dr. Kim at [email protected] and Dr. Choi at [email protected] their poster files (the size should be formatted for A0, which is around 33 inch x 47 inch or 41 cm x 1189 cm). Then, they will print and post the posters on the presenters’ behalf. 

We suggest you should also send us a zoom link that the participants can join to meet you for questions and answers during the poster sessions. We will include the zoom link for each poster in our program booklet.

We really hope that you can create and send us the zoom link by coming Tuesday, Aug 2 so that we can make sure to include the zoom link in the program booklet.
Feel free to contact Dr. Choi for further questions. 

Zoom Link

An email about the zoom link for virtual participants will be sent shortly. Please contact us ([email protected] or [email protected]) if you do not receive such an email by Monday August 15th.


Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15, 2022 Extended until March 31, 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline: April 30, 2022 Extended until May 23, 2022

Regular Registration Deadline: June 6, 2022


An email about the decision and recommendation of your submitted abstract has been sent on May 7th. If you have not received the email yet, please check your Junk or Spam email folder. Or, you can find the result here (click here), using your abstract ID and title. The priority for oral presentations is given to the 3 keynotes and 25 invited talks. Thus, please understand that the slots for oral presentations are quite limited for the program so many abstracts submitted for oral presentations are now recommended for posters. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate all your preference for the presentation mode.

Please download and use the abstract template (click here) in Word file. Please follow the format and instruction presented in the template. 

Please submit your abstract via AIS Conference Management Module (click here). You first need to sign up to create a user account (or just sign in if you already signed up and have an active user account) for the AIS Conference Management Module. When you sign up, you will see options at the end. Please choose “Author” as your role.

After you submit your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email from AIS. If you do not receive a confirmation email or if you have any difficulty in submitting your abstract, please feel free to contact AIS via email at [email protected].

If your abstract is accepted (the notification will be sent out via emails by the end of May), you can make payment for registration on the Payment and Registration Page (click here).

Abstracts will be published on the conference webpage in electronic format after the conference.


The Second International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering (NISE 2022), following the first one (click here to see the detail of the past conference, NISE 2019), will be held on August 17-19, 2022 in hybrid format, onsite at the  Building 301 (New Engineering Building)Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea and online.

Nature, such as plants, insects, and marine animals, shows unique surface properties in their components (e.g., leaves, wings, eyes, legs, and skins) for multiple purposes, such as water-repellency, anti-adhesion, and anti-reflection. Such multifunctional surface properties are attributed to three-dimensional and hierarchical surface structures with modulated surface chemistry and mechanical pliability. Over the last couple of decades, we have witnessed a significant advancement in the fundamental understanding of surface and interfacial phenomena of such multifunctional surfaces as well as the design, fabrication, and applications of those coatings/surfaces/materials. The NISE conference provides a means of reporting and sharing the latest developments in the nature-inspired surface engineering, encompassing physics, chemistry, biology, material science, and various engineering disciplines. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamental understanding of surface and interface science and phenomena such as wetting, adhesion, adsorption, desorption, friction, (bio)tribology, wear, corrosion, biofouling, icing/deicing, phase changes, heat/energy transfer, electrochemistry, optics/photonics, etc.
  • Material processing and fabrication techniques for functional surfaces including novel techniques such as 3D printing and self-assembly
  • Surface modification and coating techniques for functional surfaces
  • Hydro-, aero, ice-, and oleo-phobic/philic surfaces
  • SLIPS (slippery liquid infused porous surfaces) and LIS (lubricant impregnated surfaces)
  • Stimuli-responsive and adaptive materials and surfaces
  • Self-healing/self-repairing materials and surfaces
  • Surface engineering in energy applications
  • Surface engineering in water-related applications
  • Surface engineering in biomedical applications
  • Surface engineering in optical and electrical applications
  • Surface engineering in industrial applications
  • Surface characterization and metrology
  • Novel phenomena and applications of engineered surfaces/coatings


Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA

Teri W. Odom is Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department at Northwestern University. She is an expert in designing structured nanoscale materials that exhibit extraordinary size and shape-dependent optical properties. Odom has pioneered a suite of multi-scale nanofabrication tools that have resulted in plasmon-based nanoscale lasers that exhibit tunable color, flat optics that can manipulate light at the nanoscale and beat the diffraction limit, and hierarchical substrates that show controlled wetting and super-hydrophobicity.

She is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of ACS Nano, Materials Horizons, ChemNanoMat, and Bioconjugate Chemistry. She was founding Associate Editor for Chemical Science (2009-2013), founding Executive Editor of ACS Photonics (2013 – 2019), and is currently Editor-in-Chief of Nano Letters. Odom’s Personal Story of Discovery was featured by ACS Publications.

Learn more about Prof. Odom

Dr. Odom’s Keynote Title: Thin-skinned: How to Design Switchable, Conformable, and Three-dimensional Surfaces (Click the title to download)

School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, South Korea

Piotr G. Jablonski is a Professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University. He is an ecologist, with interests in a variety of topics in behavioral ecology, functional ecology, ethology, neuro-ethology, field-based ornithology and entomology. He has studied Biology at the University of Warsaw, Poland, graduated in ecology from Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), and followed his research while affiliated with the Institute of Ecology PAS, University of NY in Albany, University of Arizona in Tucson, Center for Tropical Ecology UCLA, Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS, Ewha University and Seoul National University. His multidisciplinary research often involves tight collaboration with non-ecologists and non-biologists. He is involved in collaborative research concerning micro- and nano-structural locomotory adaptations of animal surfaces.

Learn more about Prof. Jablonski

Dr. Jablonski’s Keynote: Microstructures on the surface of semi-aquatic insects: discovering bio-diversity for bio-inspired engineering (Click the title to download)

Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany

Hans-Jürgen Butt studied physics in Hamburg and Göttingen, Germany. Then he went to the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt. After receiving his Ph.D. in 1989 he went as a post-doc to Santa Barbara, California, using the newly developed atomic force microscope. From 1990-95 he spent as a researcher back in Germany at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics. In 1996 he became associate professor for physical chemistry at the University Mainz, three years later full professor at the University of Siegen. In 2002 he joined the Max-Planck-Institute of Polymer Research in Mainz as a director. His research focuses on experimental physics of soft matter interfaces.

He is currently the director of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research.

Learn more about Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt.

Dr. Butt’s Keynote: Towards controlling drop motion. (Click the title to download)


(in alphabetical order by last name)

Dr. Jiyun Kim

Dr. Jiyun Kim

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UNIST, S. Korea

Presentation Title: Programmable Materials and Devices for Next Generation Robotics

Dr. Hyunjoo Jenny LEE

Dr. Hyunjoo Jenny Lee

School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, South Korea

Presentation Title: Ultrasound coupling medium for next-generation wearable ultrasound systems

Dr. Hyuneui Lim

Department of Nature-Inspired Nanoconvergence Systems, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM), South Korea

Presentation Title: Nature inspired micro/nanosurfaces and beyond ; meter-sized multifunctional glass


Dr. Chiara Neto

School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Australia

Presentation Title: Nanobubbles explain the large slip observed on lubricant-infused surfaces

Prof Yoonjin Won

Dr. Yoonjin Won

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine, USA

Presentation Title: Deep vision-inspired bubbles on artificial surfaces

Jaime Colchero

Dr. Jaime Colchero

Deparment of Physics, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Presentation Title: The Rose Petal surface, a wonder of nature: Complexity on the nanoscale

Dr. Xu Deng

Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

Presentation Title: Multi-dimensional droplet manipulation

Dr. Atsushi Hozumi

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Nagoya, Japan

Presentation Title: Anti-Sticking Properties of Organogels Derived from Syneresis

Dr. Mathias Kolle

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Presentation Title: Bio-inspired photonic materials

Dr. Halim Kusumaatmaja

Department of Physics, Durham University, UK

Presentation Title: Modelling superhydrophobic and liquid infused surfaces using diffuse interface models

Dr. Choongyeop Lee

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, South Korea

Presentation Title: Controlling the contact time of water drop on superhydrophobic surfaces during impact

Dr. Cunjing Lv

Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, China

Presentation Title: Wetting and Marangoni Effect: Some perspectives and Applications

Dr. Myoung-Woon Moon

Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, S. Korea

Presentation Title: Capillary-induced oil removal on hierarchically porous surfaces

Dr. Youngsuk Nam

Dr. Youngsuk Nam

Department of Mechanical Engineering, KAIST, South Korea

Presentation Title: Tailoring vapor-liquid condensation phenomena: challenges and opportunities

Dr. Hyungmin Park

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea

Presentation Title: Control of flow around a rotating blade with wettability-controlled surfaces

Dr. Steve Park

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KAIST, South Korea

Presentation Title: Nature inspired electronic skin and signal processing for wearable and robotics applications

Dr. Jungki Ryu

Dr. Jungki Ryu

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST, Korea

Presentation Title: Controlling Wettability of Electrodes for Enhanced Multi-Phase Electrochemical Reactions

Dr. Prosenjit Sen

Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Presentation Title: Bioinspired nanostructured bactericidal surfaces

Dr. Richard Spontak

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA

Presentation Title: Broad-Spectrum Self-Disinfecting Polymer Surfaces: Preparing for Future Health Crises

Dr. Kevin Turner

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Presentation Title: Tuning Adhesion and Friction through Compliance: Lessons from Nature and Applications in Engineering

Dr. Manish K. Tiwari

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London (UCL), UK

Presentation Title: Nature-inspired non-wetting surfaces: Progress towards functional trade-offs and robustness

Dr. Steven Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong

Presentation Title: A New Class of Frictionless Materials

Dr. Sanghyuk Wooh

Dr. Sanghyuk Wooh

School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Chung-Ang University, South Korea

Presentation Title: Driving Droplets on Liquid Repellent Surfaces via Light-Driven Marangoni Propulsion

Dr. Peng Zhang

School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Presentation Title: Fabrication and characterization of a thermo-responsive surface with various wetting states

Registration and Conference Fees

Registrations fees do not cover accommodation or food. Participants have to arrange their own accommodation and meals. 

However, tea, coffee and cookies will be served throughout the conference.


Regular in-person: 400 USD

Regular virtual: 275 USD



Regular in-person: 550 USD

Regular virtual: 400 USD



The program schedule will be updated soon!


NISE 2022 Exhibition Component will provide a unique platform to all leading manufacturers for launching their latest innovations and technologies. Contact us at [email protected] to book your stand and for details.


The list will be updated soon!


Dr. Chang-Hwan Choi is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He acquired his BS (1995) and MS (1997) in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University in Korea. He also earned his MS in Fluids, Thermal, and Chemical Processes from Brown University in 2002. Dr. Choi received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006, specializing in MEMS/Nanotechnology and minoring in Fluid Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering. You may contact Dr. Choi at [email protected].


Dr. Ho-Young Kim is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University. He received his B.S. (1994) from Seoul National University, and M.S. (1996) and Ph.D. (1999) from MIT all in mechanical engineering. He is Fellow of American Physical Society since 2017. Areas of his research interest include mechanics of soft matter, microscale interfacial flows, and biological fluid dynamics. You may contact Dr. Kim at [email protected].


Chair of the local organizing committee

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, S. Korea
[email protected]

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, S. Korea
[email protected]

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul National University, S. Korea
[email protected]

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, S. Korea
[email protected]


Dr. Zuankai Wang is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean (Internationalization & Industry Engagement) of College of Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, a founding member of Young Academy of Science of Hong Kong, a Fellow of International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE). His work on the invention of the most water repellent surface has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records.


Dr. Tak-Sing Wong is currently Associate Professor and the inaugural holder of Wormley Family Early Career Professorship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University.  Dr. Wong conducted his postdoctoral research at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University  from 2010 – 2012 (with Prof. Joanna Aizenberg).  He received his Ph.D. degree in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA in 2009 (with Prof. Chih-Ming Ho), following his B.Eng. degree in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Canada

Department Polymer Interfaces, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany

IIT Central Research Labs Genova, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy

Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Ariel University, Israel

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University, USA

Department of Atomic and Molecular Physics, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India

Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Riga Technical University, Latvia

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, China

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, USA

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, S. Korea

University Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, Greece

Department of Mechanical Engineering, POSTECH, South Korea

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA

School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, UK

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Canada

School of Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, USA

Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering, Coventry University, UK


Nano Letters is sponsoring the conference bags.


Three “Best Presentation Awards” for young investigators (Ph.D. students) in the amount of 200 USD are sponsored by the below journals.

These awards will be presented to the best oral and poster presenters during the closing ceremony on August 19th.


If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected]. You may also contact conference chair Dr. Chang-Hwan Choi at [email protected].

Join our mailing list and receive conference updates. Please select “NISE Conferences” in the drop-down menu. 

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The conference will be held at the Bldg 301 (New Engineering Building), Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.

Click here to download the campus map

Korean Visa Information for Int'l Participants

AIS will issue a letter of invitation if you need a Visa.

C-3 Visa (Temporary visit)
For those who are going to stay for a short period of time (up to 90 days) for short-term study, tourism, transit, visiting relative, conference, culture, and art, common training, religious ceremony, collecting academicals datum or other similar reasons (The visit must be non-profit in nature), the documents are required:
Application for visa
● Passport
● Passport size photograph
● Fee
● Invitation letter
● Photocopy of Business Registration Certificate of a respective education institute

Countries whose nationals hold a diplomatic, official or ordinary passport may enter Korea without a visa:
● Asia : Japan (90 days), Hong Kong (90 days), Macau (90 days), Taiwan (90 days), Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain (90 days) [12 countries]
● North America : United States of America (90days), Canada (6 months) [2 countries]
● South America : Argentina, Honduras, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador, Guyana [6 countries]
● Europe : Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Cyprus, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia (90 days),Vatican, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro [11 countries]
● Oceania : Australia (90 days), Guam, Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Kiribati, Marshall Is., Solomon Is., Micronesia, New Caledonia, Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga [13 countries]
● Africa : Republic of South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Egypt [5 countries]

Hotel Information

Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Guro (~$100/night). Four Points by Sheraton Seoul Guro is located about 10-15 minutes by car to Seoul National University, and it is a very convenient hotel with airport bus station in front of the hotel and subway station on Line 2.

Four Points by Sheraton Seoul Guro has offered a a special link for our NISE-2022 participants for easy reservation.

Shilla Stay
This is one of the popular business hotels in Seoul (~$120/night).

There are several branches (Yeoksam branch and Samsung branch are close to the subway station of the 2nd line).

Glad Hotel
This is another business hotel at a lower rate (~$100/night).

GLAD Gangnam COEX Center is the most convenient one.

Grand Intercontinental Seoul Parnas
This is one of the popular upscale (5-star) hotels in Seoul (~$200/night).

How to Get to

Using Public Transportation

The city of Seoul has a very organized public transportation system and you may come and visit Seoul National University easily by using bus and subway.

From the Airport

Limousine Bus
The ‘Limousine bus’ is a convenient and inexpensive way to get to SNU Gwanak Campus from Incheon International Airport. Take airport limousine bus number 6017 or 6003. The bus 6017 comes directly from Incheon to SNU back gate (Hoam Faculty House) within 70 minutes. The bus 6003 comes to SNU main gate via Gimpo Airport, and it takes 110 minutes under normal traffic conditions. Service is available everyday from early morning to night time at Incheon International Airport with no charge for the baggage.


When using the subway to visit Seoul National University, take Aiport Express, get off at the Hongdae Station, and transfer to Subway Line No. 2 (Green Line). Then get off either at the Seoul National University Entrance Station or the Naksungdae Station. If you get off at the Seoul National University Entrance Station, exit through Exit 3 and take bus No. 5511 or 5513 to directly come to Bldg 301, the conference venue. If you get off at the Naksungdae Station, exit through Exit 4 and take bus No. 2 to directly come to Bldg 301. The building is the end of route of all the buses, hard to miss.

The taxi fare for coming to SNU Gwanak campus from Incheon International Airport is around 60,000 won depending on the traffic situation. By Deluxe Taxi (Mobeom Taxi), which offers kinder service, the approximate fare is 80,000 won.

Read more… campus shuttles, parking on campus, etc.

About Seoul National University

Seoul National University (SNU) is a national research university located in Seoul, South Korea. SNU is considered to be the most prestigious university in Korea. SNU was founded in 1946 as the first national university of Korea. The university has multiple campuses : the main campus in Gwanak and two additional campuses in Daehangno (Medical School and SNU Hospital) and Pyeongchang (College of Agriculture and Life Sciences). The university comprises 15 Colleges, 1 Graduate School, and 11 Professional Schools. There are nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students enrolled in degree programs. The university globally ranked 13th in terms of SCI Paper publications. According to data compiled by QS World University Rankings, the university is 36th in the world, 11th in Asia global standing.

Click here to to read about the history of SNU.

General information of Seoul National University (e.g., map, transportation, parking, etc.):

About the City of Seoul

Located in the western part of the central region of the Korean Peninsula, Seoul, the capital city of the Republic of Korea, has been the center of the country throughout its long history from the prehistoric era to the present day. Introduction to Seoul by Seoul Metropolitan Government can be found at:

For information on historical and modern culture in Seoul, check out the following webpages:

16 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Seoul:

Seoul | History, Population, Climate, & Facts: