Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering

  • Fernando Pacheco Torgal
  • J. A. Labrincha
  • M. V. Diamanti
  • C.-P. Yu
  • H. K. Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. V. Ivanov, J. Chu, V. Stabnikov
    Pages 21-56
  3. P. M. M. Pereira, G. A. Monteiro, D. M. F. Prazeres
    Pages 57-79
  4. R. C. G. M. Loonen
    Pages 115-134
  5. Fraser R. Torpy, Peter J. Irga, Margaret D. Burchett
    Pages 181-210
  6. Maria Vittoria Diamanti, MariaPia Pedeferri
    Pages 211-234
  7. Nan Hu, Peng Feng
    Pages 235-254
  8. Kenneth J. Loh, Donghyeon Ryu, Bo Mi Lee
    Pages 255-274
  9. J. Lienhard, S. Schleicher, J. Knippers
    Pages 275-296
  10. Brent R. Constantz, Mark A. Bewernitz, Christopher L. Camiré, Seung-Hee Kang, Jacob Schneider, Richard R. Wade II
    Pages 297-308
  11. Varenyam Achal
    Pages 309-323
  12. Peihao Li, Wenjun Qu
    Pages 325-358
  13. V. Sheoran, A. Sheoran
    Pages 373-410
  14. Cuijie Feng, Subed Chandra Dev Sharma, Chang-Ping Yu
    Pages 411-437

About this book


Putting forward an innovative approach to solving current technological problems faced by human society, this book encompasses a holistic way of perceiving the potential of natural systems. Nature has developed several materials and processes which both maintain an optimal performance and are also totally biodegradable, properties which can be used in civil engineering.

Delivering the latest research findings to building industry professionals and other practitioners, as well as containing information useful to the public, ‘Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering’ serves as an important tool to tackle the challenges of a more sustainable construction industry and the future of buildings.


Architectural bio-photo reactors Bacteria for Concrete Bioinspired design Bioinspired flexible construction materials Bioinspired sensors Biomimetic Materials Microbial Fuel Cells for Water Treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando Pacheco Torgal
    • 1
  • J. A. Labrincha
    • 2
  • M. V. Diamanti
    • 3
  • C.-P. Yu
    • 4
  • H. K. Lee
    • 5
  1. 1.C-TAC Research UnitUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.CICECO University of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Chinese Academy of SciencesInstitute of Urban EnvironmentXiamenChina
  5. 5.Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyDaejeonKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09286-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09287-4
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