PHYS-752 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Invited professor(s), Lingenfelder Magalí Alejandra

Language: English

Remark: Next time: Spring


Frequency

Every year

Summary

This course gives a comprehensive view of Biomimetics, with especial focus and hierarchical structure-function relationships. We explore the physical principles of bioinspired nanostructures and biomechanics, and their application to the design of creative and sustainable materials.

Content

Note

The course is intended to run only on the spring semester, the main topics remain but invited speakers might be updated from year to year.

Students from Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science can benefit from this course.


Keywords

biomimetics, biomimicry, biophysics, nanoscience, biointerfaces, chirality, bioelectricity, self-assembly

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Students need to have a basic background in Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science to follow this course, and be interested in multidisciplinary research.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Interpret structure-function relationships in Nature and its application to design artificial systems
  • Understand the physical principles of nucleation and growth, energy transfer, symmetry and structure in different biological scenarios.
  • Be inspired by nature to design sustainable artificial systems

Expected student activities

Participation in class and discussion
Bibliographic research
Group case study

Resources

Bibliography

Research papers from each group presenting during the current semester

In the programs

  • Number of places: 30
  • Exam form: Oral presentation (session free)
  • Subject examined: Lecture series on Biomimetics
  • Lecture: 26 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 8 Hour(s)

Reference week