Her subject is "Biomimicry
Looking to Nature to Solve Today's Problems." She discusses nature's time-tested patterns and strategies that have inspired designers and engineers to create new products and solutions based on problems that animals, plants and microbes have already solved.
is defined as the design and production of materials, structures and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes.
Marting for "Biomimicry
: Streamlining the Front End of Innovation for Environmentally Sustainable Products.
He is currently two years into pursuing both his Master's degree and professional certification in biomimicry
. He is one of 18 students in the first-of-its-kind program being offered online by Arizona State University.
In this perspective, biomimicry
is a way of thinking based on biological systems and models, too.
This month's cover story (starting on page 8) focuses on the emerging scientific discipline of biomimicry
, a field where scientists turn to nature for inspiration in solving some of humanity's most complex problems.
Modeling the design and production of products, structures, and systems after the functions of biological entities is known as biomimicry
. Designers, whether they be engineers, architects, industrial designers, or fashion designers, often look to nature to devise resolutions to complex problems.
This emulation is called "biomimicry
." The term comes from the Greek words bios, meaning life, and mimesis, meaning to imitate.
that imitates the human perspiration-evaporation model of cooling down, Mistbox uses solar power to produce a mist around the condenser unit so that the air conditioning unit doesn't have to work as hard, and an estimated energy savings of 20-40 percent.
processes, WaterHub uses beneficial bacteria, microorganisms, plants and hydroponic technology to treat black water, gray water and stormwater for later use in steam and chiller plants, as well as for toilet flushing in a number of residence halls.
is the application of biological solutions to human design challenges.