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Design & Nature 2010 Pisa, 28-30 June, 2010
Special Session: ‘Biomimetics and Bioinspiration’

Chairmen: Federico Carpi (University of Pisa), Rainer Erb (BIOKON international)



Name Surname Affiliation Title of the contribution

Introductory Invited Talk

1. Rainer

Erb BIOKON international - The Biomimetics
Association, Berlin, Germany
INVITED TALK on Biomimetics: title to be defined


Biomimetic & bioinspired actuation & sensing

2. Federico Carpi Univ. of Pisa, Italy Electroactive polymer artificial muscles: an overview


3. Rolf Luchsinger Empa Duebendorf, Switzerland A novel pneumatic actuator with Tensairity


4. Naveen Kuppuswamy University of Zurich, Switzerland Magneto-mechanical actuation model for fin-based locomotion


5. Daniel Germann University of Zurich, Switzerland Bivalve Burrowing Robots – Correlating Shell Morphology and
Movement Pattern with Burrowing Efficiency


6. Ulrike Weinert Institute of Radiochemistry,
Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf,
Germany
Self-assembling proteins as matrix for the construction of optical
sensor devices

Structural Biomimetics

7. Robin Seidel Botanischer Garten der Albert-Ludwigs-
Universität Freiburg
Fruit walls and nut shells as an inspiration for the design of impact
resistant hierarchically structured materials


8. Cordt Zollfrank University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen,
Germany
Biotemplating: Polysaccharides in materials engineering
Biomimetics for buildings

9. Susanne Gosztonyi AIT Austrian Institute of Technology,
Vienna
Challenging the engineering view: Comparative analysis of
technological and biological functions targeting energy efficient
façade systems


10. Salmaan Craig Buro Happold Ltd A case study in BioTRIZ: ‘heat-selective’ insulation for radiative
cooling of buildings


11. Petra Gruber Transarch Skin in architecture – towards bioinspired facades