Laajuus: 5

Aikataulu: 26.02.2020 - 13.05.2020

Vastuuopettaja (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Päivi Laaksonen

Other teachers: Uni. Teacher Kirsi Yliniemi

Kurssin yhteystiedot (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

Pekka Peljo,

Opetusperiodi (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Osaamistavoitteet (voimassa 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.

Sisältö (voimassa 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.

Tarkennukset kurssin sisältöön (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

"Should know" content: Material charts for material selection 

"Nice to know" content: 

Specific examples of biomimetic materials for example in materials for medical or technological applications.

Toteutus, työmuodot ja arvosteluperusteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course is graded based on individual and group tasks.

Tarkennetut arviointiperusteet ja -menetelmät ja tutustuminen arviointiin (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

Each Individual Task provides you points which all contribute to the grade. The Group Work is divided into separate tasks (Ashby diagram, 1st version the report, final report and presentation) and also all these influence the grade.

There is no exam in the end, but the grade is determined by the individual and groups tasks.

Työmäärä toteutustavoittain (voimassa 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)

Tarkennettu kuormittavuuslaskelma (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

16 h Contact Sessions

55 h Group Work

60 h Individual tasks (preparation for and reflections of the contact sessions)

Oppimateriaali (voimassa 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.

Kurssin kotisivu (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Arvosteluasteikko (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Ilmoittautuminen (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Opintojakson kuvaus

Ilmoittautuminen ja lisätiedot