Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.02.2020 - 13.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Päivi Laaksonen

Other teachers: Uni. Teacher Kirsi Yliniemi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV-V

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course students can

- find correlation between functional natural and synthetic materials on molecular and macroscopic level.

- identify some critical phenomena/structures in natural materials and evaluate their performance and suitability in technological environment.

- apply innovative thinking in materials and products design based on deep understanding of materials structure.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course will focus on the basic question of biomimetics: "How to develop better technological solutions by getting inspiration from Nature?" The topics of the course are the following:

- Definition of biomimetics

- Material properties, systems and environments

- Material charts for material selection

- Functionalities obtained by biomimetic solutions, especially at nanoscale

The course contains also a project work in which biomimetic solutions are investigated in material design.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course is graded based on individual and group tasks.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Flipped Classroom method is utilized in this course, resulting in the following workload:

12 h contact sessions

56 h Project Work

63 h Individual study (preparation for & reflections of contact sessions, short reports)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

M.F. Ashby, P.J. Ferreira, D.L. Schodek: Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design - An Introduction for Engineers and Architects; A. von Gleich, Potential and trends in biomimetics, 2009 Springer, handouts and scientific articles.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=CHEM-E5135

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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