at the interface of nanotechnology and life sciences

Webinar Biomimicry "Share Nature's vibe"

Thursday October 22nd, an interesting webinar on Biomimicry "Share Nature's vibe" will be organized as part of the Dutch Design Week, which this year will be in a virtual format. 

One of the speakers in this Biomimicry webinar is Martin Bennink, who will discuss some of the results we have obtained in the NanoBio group in studying nanostructures of biological structures using electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Goal is to understand how these nanostructures lead to the interesting properties that these surfaces have such as being anti-wetting, self-cleaning and antibacterial.

For more information on the webinar and a link to the livestream, check:

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13.30 – 13.40 hrs

Introduction (opening, welcome)

Nadia Jellouli-Guachati
(XS2N architect.ofcc

13.40 – 14.10 hrs

The Regenerative Approach – from learning from nature to functioning

Geanne van Arkel

14.10 – 14.40 hrs

Biomimicry is a bumpy road … but it is WORTH to smooth it!

Mauro Gallo
(Aeres, InHolland and VHL Leeuwarden UAS)

14.40 – 15.10 hrs

Bio-inspired nanostructured functional surfaces

Martin Bennink,
(Saxion UAS)

15.10 – 15.25 hrs

Data Science + Biomimicry: Intimate relationships between digital and natural world

Codrin Kruijne
(Data Science R/KNIME)

15.25 – 15.50 hrs

The (new) intimacy between Bio^mi, Fontys and Atos

Eltine Ouwehand, Martin Hundepool (ATOS)

15.50 – 16.20 hrs

Making Intimate Connections with Nature in Biomimicry Education and Design

Sue Okerstrom
(Lichen Labs)

16.20 – 16.40 hrs

Dialogue and questions

16.40 – 16.50 hrs

Launch of the Bio Nano Scope Box

Lydia Fraaije
(FRAAi architects)

16.50 – 17.00 hrs

From biomimicry at macro levels to micro to nano-level with lasers

Edwin Kroon
(Lion Laser Systems BV)