In Spring 2020 the teacher of the course is Academy Researcher, Dr. Pekka Peljo (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus situation the contact sessions are replaced by the compensating essays. Last two sessions will be held online via Zoom.
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)
26th February: What is biomimetics?
4th March: Small Group Discussion with Teachers (NOTE! Only 30 mins/group, no other session)
11th March: Designing Environments and Biomimetic Materials - A Material Scientist's View (remember to make the pre-task before the session)
25th 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) (CANCELLED)
1st April: Functionalities I (CANCELLED)
15th April: Functionalities II (remember to make the pre-task before the session) (CANCELLED)
29th April: Feedback Session (remember to make the pre-task before the session) (Online via Zoom)
13th May: Group Work Seminar (Online via Zoom)
Submissions related to Group Work
Group's Ashby Diagrams: 8th April
1st Version of Group Work: 25th April
Presentation plan / slides: 13th 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.