If you wish to improve your grade, you can make this voluntary extra assignment:
Find an interesting - and relatively new (i.e. 2018-2020) - biomimetic paper and
summarise it: how nature has provided the function (go to the other papers if
needed to explain this in details)? what is the biomimetic part, in detail
(i.e. prove that it works as assumed)? what are the limitations?
NOTE! Pay attention to the
physics&chemistry at the interface and make certain your selected example
is truly biomimetic. Use proper referencing.
summary should be appr. 3-4 pages. Max. 2 points.
Reflect your learning, motivation level and development throughout the whole course.
- think about your own learning - the ways you typically learn, how did you learn in this course and did it differ from some previous learning experiences, the level of learning,...
- Which topics and/or sessions you liked most? What would you have liked to have more?
- think what did you know beforehand and what do you know now? What was new? What is still unclear? what surprised you?
- think the points when your motivation was lowest in this course: can you find out why (stress, non-progress, too busy with other things, disappointment, reality vs. expectations) and most importantly, think how did you overcome it.
- how did your role influenced the Group Work (positively and/or negatively).
- how did you feel about changing to online mode?
- how did you feel about the workload?
- any other feedback you'd like to share (there will be anonymous feedback as well, please complete that also).
1) Find material properties for 3-10 biomimetic materials: fill the table and submit it here before Contact Session #4. The format of the table can be found from the attachment. This will be graded (0-5 points).
2) Read Chapter 5 from Course Book ( M. Ashby et al., Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies
and Design - An Introduction for Engineers and Architects)
3) Watch video tutorials for CES Edupack: the link and list of videos can be found from the attachment.