Architectured Materials in Nature and Engineering


  • Yuri Estrin
  • Yves Bréchet
  • John Dunlop
  • Peter Fratzl

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 282)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Khaled Abu Samk, Glenn D. Hibbard
    Pages 1-21
  3. A. V. Dyskin, Yuri Estrin, E. Pasternak
    Pages 23-49
  4. Justin Dirrenberger, Samuel Forest, Dominique Jeulin
    Pages 89-139
  5. F. X. Kromm, H. Wargnier
    Pages 141-171
  6. N. Vermaak, G. Michailidis, A. Faure, G. Parry, R. Estevez, F. Jouve et al.
    Pages 173-193
  7. Aude Simar, Marie-Noëlle Avettand-Fènoël
    Pages 195-229
  8. Yan Beygelzimer, Roman Kulagin, Yuri Estrin
    Pages 231-255
  9. Andrey Molotnikov, George P. Simon, Yuri Estrin
    Pages 257-285
  10. Yael Politi, Benny Bar-On, Helge-Otto Fabritius
    Pages 287-327
  11. Ronald Seidel, Aravind K. Jayasankar, Ron Shahar, Mason N. Dean
    Pages 329-353
  12. Gijs J. M. Krijnen, Thomas Steinmann, Ram K. Jaganatharaja, Jérôme Casas
    Pages 355-392
  13. Giuseppe Fallacara, Maurizio Barberio, Micaela Colella
    Pages 423-445
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 447-452

About this book


This book deals with a group of architectured materials. These are hybrid materials in which the constituents (even strongly dissimilar ones) are combined in a given topology and geometry to provide otherwise conflicting properties. The hybridization presented in the book occurs at various levels - from the molecular to the macroscopic (say, sub-centimeter) ones. This monograph represents a collection of programmatic chapters, defining archimats and summarizing the results obtained by using the geometry-inspired materials design. 

The area of architectured or geometry-inspired materials has reached a certain level of maturity and visibility for a comprehensive presentation in book form. It is written by a group of authors who are active researchers working on various aspects of architectured materials. Through its 14 chapters, the book provides definitions and descriptions of the archetypes of architectured materials and addresses the various techniques in which they can be designed, optimized, and manufactured. It covers a broad realm of archimats, from the ones occurring in nature to those that have been engineered, and discusses a range of their possible applications. The book provides inspiring and scientifically profound, yet entertaining, reading for the materials science community and beyond.


Architectured Materials Hybrid Materials Geometry-Inspired Materials Biomimetic Materials Multifunctional Materials Plant Material Adaptation Mineralised Skeletons Topological Stereotomy in Architecture Topological Interlocking Materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuri Estrin
    • 1
  • Yves Bréchet
    • 2
  • John Dunlop
    • 3
  • Peter Fratzl
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  2. 2.SIMAPInstitut Polytechnique de GrenobleSaint-Martin d’HèresFrance
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Physics of MaterialsUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria
  4. 4.Department of BiomaterialsMax Planck Institute of Colloids and InterfacesPotsdamGermany

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