Biomimetics -- Materials, Structures and Processes

Examples, Ideas and Case Studies

  • Petra Gruber
  • Dietmar Bruckner
  • Christian Hellmich
  • Heinz-Bodo Schmiedmayer
  • Herbert Stachelberger
  • Ille C. Gebeshuber

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Herbert Stachelberger, Petra Gruber, Ille C. Gebeshuber
    Pages 1-6
  3. Material Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Jovan Matovic, Zoran Jakšić
      Pages 9-24
    3. I. C. Gebeshuber, B. Y. Majlis, H. Stachelberger
      Pages 25-49
    4. J. Stampfl, H. E. Pettermann, R. Liska
      Pages 105-123
  4. Form and Construction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Wolfgang E. Lorenz
      Pages 179-200
  5. Information and Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Dietmar Bruckner, Dietmar Dietrich, Gerhard Zucker, Brit Müller
      Pages 203-218
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-266

About this book


The book presents an outline of current activities in the field of biomimetics and integrates a variety of applications comprising biophysics, surface sciences, architecture and medicine. Biomimetics as innovation method is characterised by interdisciplinary information transfer from the life sciences to technical application fields aiming at increased performance, functionality and energy efficiency. The contributions of the book relate to the research areas: - Materials and structures in nanotechnology and biomaterials - Biomimetic approaches to develop new forms, construction principles and design methods in architecture - Information and dynamics in automation, neuroinformatics and biomechanics Readers will be informed about the latest research approaches and results in biomimetics with examples ranging from bionic nano-membranes to function-targeted design of tribological surfaces and the translation of natural auditory coding strategies.


Architecture and engineering sciences Bio-inspired cellular structures Biomimetics applications Bionics in construction Information dynamics in systems Information technology Material sciences of biomaterials Nanotechnology in organisms Tribology in biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Petra Gruber
    • 1
  • Dietmar Bruckner
    • 2
  • Christian Hellmich
    • 3
  • Heinz-Bodo Schmiedmayer
    • 4
  • Herbert Stachelberger
    • 5
  • Ille C. Gebeshuber
    • 6
  1. 1.WienAustria
  2. 2.Inst. ComputertechnikTU WienWienAustria
  3. 3.E202 Institut für Mechanik der, Werkstoffe und StrukturenTU WienWienAustria
  4. 4.Institut für Hochbau und TechnologieTU WienWienAustria
  5. 5.USTEMTU WienWienAustria
  6. 6., Institut für Angewandte PhysikTechnische Universität WienWienAustria

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