We study how organisms evolved to function successfully in their complex environments as inspiration to improve technology and engineering design. Our focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on aquatic and aerial behaviours including feeding, swimming and flight. Informed by our scientific findings, we develop new biomimetic and bioinspired solutions for engineering and societal challenges. Our technological focus is on energy harvesting, energy use efficiency, environmental cleanup and autonomous robotics. To accomplish our research and innovation goals and translate our findings to society, we collaborate with leading scientist, engineers and companies locally, nationally and globally. To engage our students as well as the general public, we offer exciting research experiences, organize national outreach projects and help the international media disseminate our discoveries and innovations >>> read more.