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HEMI Seminar – Prof. Joanna Aizenberg “Stealing from Nature: Bioinspired Extreme Materials”

October 8, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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In this talk, Aizenberg will look at a deep-sea sponge and envisions a green, illuminated skyscraper that harvests energy from the wind. Hairy bacteria and carnivorous plants trigger ideas for self-repairing and non-fouling materials, medical tubing that prevents blood clotting, and tents that adapt to the weather. Squid, starfish and butterflies are brought together to inspire unique optical solutions. This lecture will reveal how the microscale artistry of even the lowliest life forms can inspire the invention of extreme materials with unprecedented dynamic behavior and ability to function in harsh environments.

Malone Hall, G-33/35

For more information, visit https://hemi.jhu.edu/academic-programs/lectures-and-seminars/.