This course very much relies on your active involvement. The course consists of:
- Individual tasks which you do at home: pre-tasks before contact sessions (read provided material, find&read a scientific paper etc.) and reflection after the session
- Group tasks (-> Group Work)
- Contact sessions.
Please mark the contact session dates already now into your calendar; they are a crucial part of the course alongside your indivual tasks and group work. If you miss a contact session, you need to make Compensating essays and exercises.
Contact sessions (Wednesday 10-12, lecture hall Ke3)
27th February: What is biomimetics?
6th March: Small Group Discussion with Teachers (NOTE! Only 30 mins/group, no other session)
13th March: Designing Environments and Biomimetic Materials - A Material Scientist's View (remember to make the pre-task before the session)
27th March: Material Selection - A Material Engineer's View (NOTE: computer classroom 3 in CHEM building, 10-12) (remember to make the pre-task before the session)
3rd April: Functionalities I
17th April: Functionalities II (remember to make the pre-task before the session)
30th April: Feedback Session (NOTE! Tuesday) (remember to make the pre-task before the session)
15th May: Group Work Seminar
Submissions related to Group Work
Group's Ashby Diagrams: 7th April
1st Version of Group Work: 25th April
Presentation plan / slides: 15th May
Final Group Work: 24th May
+ 3 Group Meeting Summaries (during the course)
(+ additional Individual submissions)
The course books:
A. von Gleich, Potential and trends in biomimetics, 2009 Springer.