From Nature to Engineering - Using Animal Models to Develop Materials
By David Kisailus, University of California, Riverside. In the Kisailus Biomimetics and Nanostructured Materials Lab, researchers look to nature's inspiration in designing the next generation engineering products and materials. Building nanostructures based on nature has multiple potential advantages, including low-cost, environmentally benign processing, exquisite control of architectural design, and the energy efficiency offered by complex living organisms.
|From Nature to Engineering - Using Animal Models to Develop Materials|
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