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Engineering Science (E SC)

E SC 584 Bioarchitecture (3) Fundamentals of biological architecture observed in nature with emphasis on symmetry and topology with examples from recent literature.

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E SC 584 Bioarchitecture (3)

Bioarchitecture is the use and implementation of concepts and principles from nature to design functional materials, devices, and systems. Inspired by the structure and utility of biological surfaces, various surfaces have been engineered with micro- and nanoscale features. Bio-derived materials hold great promise to provide a broad range of industrial solutions. These materials can be shaped into various geometries such as fibers, colloids, and thin films. Recombinant expression or direct extraction of bio-derived materials from biological organisms can provide a new generation of recyclable-engineered materials. Understanding the structures and functional characteristics of biological architecture will expedite the design, fabrication, and synthesis of eco-friendly, recyclable, advanced materials, with novel physical properties.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2016

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