Biomimetic engineering

Julian F V Vincent

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The usefulness of the natural world as a reliable source of concepts for other areas of science has been well documented, though not so well utilized. Current expertise stems from advances in a wide range of skills and sciences, covering polymer chemistry, computing, materials science, biology and nanotechnology. The missing component is the ability of bestriding the sciences and synthesizing novelty from pre-existing skills. TRIZ, a Russian system for inventive problem solving, is on the pathway to the desired singularity where all studies meet.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering - San Diego, CA, USA United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …


ConferenceProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Country/TerritoryUSA United States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period1/01/06 → …


  • Intelligent materials
  • Actuators
  • Sensors
  • Technological forecasting
  • Problem solving
  • Technology transfer
  • Biomimetic materials
  • Intelligent structures


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