Engineered Biomimicry

Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Raúl J. Martín-Palma

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Abstract

Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as Velcro (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement them in research, and understand and explain diverse phenomena and their related functions. From bioinspired computing and medical products to biomimetic applications like artificial muscles, MEMS, textiles and vision sensors, Engineered Biomimicry explores a wide range of technologies informed by living natural systems. Engineered Biomimicry helps physicists, engineers and material scientists seek solutions in nature to the most pressing technical problems of our times, while providing a solid understanding of the important role of biophysics. Some physical applications include adhesion superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning, structural coloration, photonic devices, biomaterials and composite materials, sensor systems, robotics and locomotion, and ultra-lightweight structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages465
ISBN (Print)9780124159952
StatePublished - Jun 2013

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Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems
Optics and Photonics
Biophysics
Technology
Biomimetics
Photonic devices
Hooks
Textiles
Physics
Sensors
Robotics
Biocompatible Materials
Locomotion
Fruits
Research
MEMS
Seed
Muscle
Cleaning
Fruit

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Lakhtakia, A., & Martín-Palma, R. J. (2013). Engineered Biomimicry. Elsevier Inc.
Lakhtakia, Akhlesh ; Martín-Palma, Raúl J. / Engineered Biomimicry. Elsevier Inc., 2013. 465 p.
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