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About us

The Laboratory of Biomimetic Engineering is a research group that was established in the year 2017 as a part of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCT Prague. Our primary objective is to study and enhance natural solutions and designs in order to tackle the various modern-day challenges through the application of biomimetics.

It is noteworthy that many of the inventions that we witness around us today were initially inspired by living organisms such as microorganisms, plants, or animals. For instance, Velcro stripes, which are extensively used as fasteners, were developed by mimicking the structure of burrs, while self-cleaning surfaces that can repel water and other liquids mimic the hierarchical topology of the lotus leaf. Similarly, artificial neural networks, which have become an integral part of advanced computing, were inspired by the functioning of the human brain.

At present, biomimetics is being successfully employed in various fields such as material sciences to develop smart materials, in fluid flow to reduce drag, in target drug delivery through composite particulate systems, or as natural antibiotics. The potential applications of biomimetics are immense, and research in this field is opening up new avenues for sustainable development and innovation.

The Laboratory of Biomimetic Engineering is a research group that was established in the year 2017 as a part of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCT Prague. Our primary objective is to study and enhance natural solutions and designs in order to tackle the various modern-day challenges through the application of biomimetics.

It is noteworthy that many of the inventions that we witness around us today were initially inspired by living organisms such as microorganisms, plants, or animals. For instance, Velcro stripes, which are extensively used as fasteners, were developed by mimicking the structure of burrs, while self-cleaning surfaces that can repel water and other liquids mimic the hierarchical topology of the lotus leaf. Similarly, artificial neural networks, which have become an integral part of advanced computing, were inspired by the functioning of the human brain.

At present, biomimetics is being successfully employed in various fields such as material sciences to develop smart materials, in fluid flow to reduce drag, in target drug delivery through composite particulate systems, or as natural antibiotics. The potential applications of biomimetics are immense, and research in this field is opening up new avenues for sustainable development and innovation.

Biomimetics

If we were to compress the entire history of planet Earth into one year, humans would only appear in the last 15 minutes of it, which is no longer than a typical coffee break.

As a young species, we can learn a lot from observing the natural world around us. Over millions of years, natural designs and solutions have been shaped, improved, or discarded to allow living organisms to adapt, survive, and thrive.

Biomimetics is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to use or imitate natural solutions to enhance human daily life. Some examples of biomimetic studies include swimsuits that reduce fluid drag, inspired by the structure of shark skin, the shape of aeroplanes developed from the look of birds, and stable building structures copied from the backbone of turban shells.

Nowadays, biomimetic designs are successfully applied in many areas, such as regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and drug delivery.

Scope of our research

  • Antibacterial surfaces and particles inspired by nature
  • Phytochemicals and their use as natural antibiotics
  • Inhalable powders
  • 3D bioprinted structured surfaces and polymer films
  • Preparation of nano-particles/carriers by microfluidics
  • Preparation of hierarchical structures 
  • Cell-substrate interactions
  • Surfaces with remotely controlled topology and properties
  • Biomimetic surfaces suitable for cell harvesting
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Scope of our research

 

  • Antibacterial surfaces and particles inspired by nature
  • Phytochemicals and their use as natural antibiotics
  • Inhalable powders
  • 3D bioprinted structured surfaces and polymer films
  • Preparation of nano-particles/carriers by microfluidics
  • Preparation of hierarchical structures 
  • Cell-substrate interactions
  • Surfaces with remotely controlled topology and properties
  • Biomimetic surfaces suitable for cell harvesting