On June 1 a new Biomimetics group joined the ESRIG institute.
The Biomimetics group studies how organisms evolved to function successfully in their complex environments as inspiration to improve technology and engineering design. Their focus is primarily, but not exclusively, on aquatic and aerial behaviours including feeding, swimming and flight.
Informed by scientific findings, they develop new biomimetic and bioinspired solutions for engineering and societal challenges. The technological focus is on energy harvesting, energy use efficiency, environmental cleanup and autonomous robotics. To accomplish these research and innovation goals and translate their findings to society, the group collaborates with leading scientists, engineers and companies locally, nationally and globally.
To engage students as well as the general public, the group offers exciting research experiences, organizes national outreach projects and helps the international media disseminate our discoveries and innovations.
Prof. Moniek Tromp has been appointed Captain of Science of the Chemistry Top Sector by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy. As from 1 July 2023, she succeeded Prof. Bert Weckhuysen from Utrecht University.
Leonardo Arriagada Beltran conducted his PhD research on the interface of computer-generated art and the constantly evolving field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He will defend his Phd thesis on 21 September. His research offers valuable insights...
Harish Vedantham and Casper van der Kooi have been nominated by New Scientist for Wetenschapstalent 2023 (Science Talent 2023). This election is meant to give young scientists and their research a stage.
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