Nature’s materials – from butterfly wings to snail mucus – are time-tested and honed by natural selection to fulfill every purpose. Drawing inspiration from nature holds enormous promise for developing the next generation of sustainable materials.
Discover the next generation of marine organism-inspired sustainable and biomedical materials from Professor Ali Miserez, leader of the Biomimetic and Biological Materials Laboratory at Nanyang Technological University Singapore.
In this lecture, he will talk about fibres made of engineered hagfish slime proteins, super-adhesive proteins in barnacles and mussels, the special material properties of shark and marine snail egg cases, and ultra-hard materials inspired by mantis shrimp clubs, giant sponges, chiton teeth, and squid beaks.
Following the public lecture please join us for some light refreshments, and meet the speaker and other special guests. Registrations are essential.
This lecture is proudly presented by the Hallmark Research Initiative in Bioinspiration.
Ali Miserez - Professor of Biomimetic and Bioinspired Materials at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore