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270165 SE Bio-inspired Materials and Applications in Research (2019S)

1.50 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

01.04.-12.04. 2019
29.04.-11.05. 2019

Wednesday 03.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 4 Chemie HP Währinger Straße 42
Tuesday 09.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 4 Chemie HP Währinger Straße 42
Tuesday 30.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 4 Chemie HP Währinger Straße 42
Thursday 02.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum 4 Institut Physikalische Chemie HP Währinger Straße 42
Wednesday 08.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Hörsaal 4 Chemie HP Währinger Straße 42


Aims, contents and method of the course

Nature’s biological composites, such as mother-of-pearl, or iridescent butterfly wings, possess incredible structural complexity, which is integral to their functionality. However, the incorporation of such structural and functional complexities into synthetic mimics of natural composites remains a major challenge in materials research. In this seminar series, we will look at how Nature’s biological materials are structured for improved 1) strength and toughness; 2) to incorporate self-healing capabilities and 3) to display their fascinating array structural colours. We will also explore how scientists are utilizing lessons from nature and a materials chemistry perspective to tackle the challenges of creating novel, multifunctional composites.

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Association in the course directory

EF-1, EF-2, EF-3, Doktorat

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