Biomimetic materials design
Biomimetic materials design is a term used to describe a method in design. Mimicking nature through a multidisciplinary approach. It is involving either the conception and realisation of new materials using biological tissues. The plan is resulting in a lower resource depletion for the Earth with high environmental friendliness and lifecycle. By tailoring materials for functions, as successfully addressed during evolution.
Bioinspiration in materials by mimicking nature
Bioinspiration in materials by mimicking nature’s structure. It is different things in various ways. Such as copying the geometrical of natural objects. Even copying its function, providing bottom-up self-organisation of materials. Such approaches are designed in nature through self-organisation to archive exact function. Natural structures obtained at super-molecular, molecular and sub-molecular level. In a complex and vertical way, it is also imaginable to envisage that the material acquires higher levels of subsequent function and smartness. As far as it proceeds from the engineered material, perceived as a continuum towards the biological material. See also Biomimicry and Bioinspiration.