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Biologically-Inspired Systems

Biologically-Inspired Systems

Series Ed.: Gorb, Stanislav N.

Structure and function of biological systems as inspiration for technical developments. Throughout evolution, organisms have evolved an immense variety of materials, structures, and systems. This book series deals with topics related to structure-function relationships in diverse biological systems and shows how knowledge from biology can be used for technical developments (bio-inspiration, biomimetics).

ISSN: 2211-0593

Stanislav Gorb is a group leader at the Zoological Institute of the University of Kiel, Germany. He received his PhD degree in zoology and entomology at the Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in Kiev. Gorb was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, a research assistant at University of Jena, a group leader at the Max Planck Institutes for Developmental Biology in Tübingen and for Metals Research in Stuttgart. Gorb’s research focuses on morphology, structure, biomechanics, physiology, and evolution of surface-related functional systems in animals and plants, as well as the development of biologically inspired technological surfaces and systems. He received the Schlossmann Award in Biology and Materials Science in 1995 and was the 1998 BioFuture Competition winner for his works on biological attachment devices as possible sources for biomimetics. Gorb has co-authored ten books and more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
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