This course very much relies on your active involvement: there are no traditional lectures or an exam in the course but instead, there are some individual tasks you do at home (read provided material, make a short presentation etc.), group work and six contact sessions in which we - for example - make computer exercises together or have short ad-hoc group discussions etc. 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.
The course book:
You can also find more information from
A. von Gleich, Potential and trends in biomimetics, 2009 Springer.
Contact sessions (10-12, lecture hall V2)
22nd February: What is biomimetics?
7th March: Designing Environments and Systems - A Material Scientist's View
21st March: How to Build Ashby Diagrams? (NOTE: computer class in Mat.Sci. Department, 10-12)
25th April: Functional Materials and Biomimetics
9th May: Feedback Session (NOTE: In seminar Room B306, Mat.Sci building, same wing as cafeteria, 3rd floor)
16th May: Group Work Seminar (Note: In seminar Room B329, Mat.Sci building, same wing as cafeteria, 3rd floor)
Submissions related to Group Work
22nd April: Combination of Group's Ashby Diagrams
3rd May: 1st Version of Group Work
20th May: Final Group Work