What is
Biomimicry?
Diaochan Chen, Kristina Ireland, Karim
Moussaoui, Michael Santerre
What is Biomimicry?
2 Google Dictionary
noun
the design and production of
materials, structures, and
systems that are mode...
3
disrupts the formation of
eddies (for speed) &
discourages parasitic
growth
Applications:
• Swimsuit
• Hulls
• Surfaces ...
4
a lot of cooling chimneys
and tunnels
Applications:
• Sustainable design
Termite den
Why is biomimicry important?
• The more our world functions like the natural world,
the more likely we are to endure on th...
Future applications
• Artificial LeafTechnology developed by Professor Daniel NACERA at MIT
(mimicry of photosynthesis) th...
Future applications
• Zone libellule (Dragonfly) developed by GDF Suez by recreating a biodiversity
zone downriver of wate...
Questions?
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What is Biomimicry?

  1. 1. What is Biomimicry? Diaochan Chen, Kristina Ireland, Karim Moussaoui, Michael Santerre
  2. 2. What is Biomimicry? 2 Google Dictionary noun the design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes. For example…
  3. 3. 3 disrupts the formation of eddies (for speed) & discourages parasitic growth Applications: • Swimsuit • Hulls • Surfaces in hospitals Sharkskin
  4. 4. 4 a lot of cooling chimneys and tunnels Applications: • Sustainable design Termite den
  5. 5. Why is biomimicry important? • The more our world functions like the natural world, the more likely we are to endure on this home that is ours, but not ours alone. • Biomimicry uses an ecological standard to judge the sustainability of our innovations - after 3.8 billion years of evolution, nature has learned what works and what lasts. • Use of ‘sustainable design’ concepts so that there is no such thing as waste – move towards the ‘circular economy’. • Biomimicry is a new way of viewing and valuing nature. It introduces an era based not on what we can extract from the natural world, but what we can learn from it. 5 The Biomimicry Institute [http://www.biomimicryinstitute.org]
  6. 6. Future applications • Artificial LeafTechnology developed by Professor Daniel NACERA at MIT (mimicry of photosynthesis) this technology can create sustainable energy at low cost • Shrilk a thin, flexible component inspired by dragonfly skeleton component the chitin that is easy and affordable to produce, it can replace the plastic 6
  7. 7. Future applications • Zone libellule (Dragonfly) developed by GDF Suez by recreating a biodiversity zone downriver of water treatment plant that purify waste waters 7
  8. 8. Questions?

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