Laboratory of Biomimetic Engineering was established in 2017 as a research group at the Department of Chemical Engineering (UCT Prague). Our aim is to study, understand and improve natural solutions and designs in a way to solve problems of modern society - biomimetic. Numerous inventions around us were initially inspired by living matter (microorganisms, plants or animals). Some famous examples are Velcro stripes inspired by the structure of burrs, self-cleaning surface mimicking hierarchical topology of lotus leaf or artificial neural networks inspired by brain. Biomimetic is more than ever successfully applied in the fields of material sciences – smart materials, fluid flow – drag reduction, target drug delivery (composite particulate system) and natural “antibiotics”.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.