Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 26.02.2020 - 13.05.2020

Ansvarslärare (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prof. Päivi Laaksonen

Other teachers: Uni. Teacher Kirsi Yliniemi

Kontaktuppgifter till kursens personal (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Pekka Peljo,

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Lärandemål (är i kraft 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.

Innehåll (är i kraft 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.

Närmare beskrivning av kursens innehåll (gäller denna kursomgång): 

"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.

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Course is graded based on individual and group tasks.

Närmare information om bedömningsgrunderna och -metoderna och om hur den studerande kan ta del av bedömningen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

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.

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 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)

Preciserad belastningsberäkning (gäller denna kursomgång): 

16 h Contact Sessions

55 h Group Work

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

Studiematerial (är i kraft 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.

Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1 – 5

Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 



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