BIOMIMETICS-INNOVATION-CENTRE (B-I-C) – Research projects
Biological mechanisms of moving offer a high potential for innovations in efficient applications concerning matters of energy and resources. Therefore different biological mechanisms of drag reduction and alternative propulsion systems are under examination.
Results from biological 'functional surfaces' can be developed to key innovations for technical and sustainable products. Research is conducted in the fields of gluing, adhesion and bonding, with a focus on marine organisms and structures.
Research projects " Functional Surfaces"
Shark2Shipyard – Antifouling inspired by nature
Nontoxid antifouling inspired by nature
Biological materials are information sources with a high potential for innovations. Especially composite materials offer possible applications in many areas of application.
Research projects " Biological materials"
Poly lactic acid - Natural fibres compound (PLA-NF)
Biological constructions and structures frequently impress by an enormous capacity accompanied by minimal cost of materials. Numerical simulations and optimization algorithms lead to possible transfers into applications in a broad range of scaling.
Globally distributed supply chains are characterized by their direct relevance for the global climate and global resources as well as by a high degree of complexity. Many biological processes and systems can be used as benchmarks to make an approach for optimizing the logistics of complex global flows of products and information.
Research projects " Organization / Logistics"