Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
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.
Schedule: 22.02.2016 - 20.05.2016
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pekka Peljo
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Päivi Laaksonen, Päivi Laaksonen, Kirsi Yliniemi, Kirsi Yliniemi
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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
Course is graded based on individual and group tasks.
The course includes contact sessions, project work and individual study.
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.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
3 Good Health and Well-being
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
13 Climate Action