Center for Biologically Inspired Design at Georgia Tech

The Center for Biologically Inspired Design (CBID) at Georgia Tech is a research and development team translating Nature's ecosystems - her organisms, materials, methods and sensory behavior - into sustainable models for the future.

Advances in manufacturing and processing of materials and structures

Brook Kennedy contributed to chapter 5 on “Biofabrication and Bio-Inspired Manufacturing Techniques for the Built Environment” and Jacquelyn Nagel contributed to chapter 18 on “Sustainable Manufacturing”.

I am pleased to let you know that my 10th book has been published by CRC Press.  This edited and coauthored book is entitled “Advances in manufacturing and processing of materials and structures” and it contains 544 pages.  The book covers the latest advances in manufacturing and processing including additive and subtractive processes and it is intended to provide a compiled resource that reviews details of the advances.  3D printing is a key development that has been incorporated into this book covering its use to produce complex parts including composites with odd shape fibers as well as tissue and body organs.  

Structural Biomaterials: Third Edition (Julian Vincent)

From the website, which also includes a Table of Contents:

This is a thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded edition of a classic illustrated introduction to the structural materials in natural organisms and what we can learn from them to improve man-made technolog---from nanotechnology to textiles to architecture. Julian Vincent's book has long been recognized as a standard work on the engineering design of biomaterials and is used by undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and professionals studying biology, zoology, engineering, and biologically inspired design. This third edition incorporates new developments in the field, the most important of which have been at the molecular level. All of the illustrations have been redrawn, the references have been updated, and a new chapter on biomimetic design has been added.

Biomimetics -- Materials, Structures and Processes

Biomimetics -- Materials, Structures and Processes
Examples, Ideas and Case Studies

Series: Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Gruber, P.; Bruckner, D.; Hellmich, C.; Schmiedmayer, H.-B.; Stachelberger, H.; Gebeshuber, I.C. (Eds.)
1st Edition., 2011, XV, 266 p. 123 illus., 53 in color.
ISBN 978-3-642-11933-0

Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology

Edited by Robert Allen (2010), The Ivy Press Limited, Lewes, UK.

Also available on

This recently published book includes a wealth of natural strategies and shows how they are related to existing as well as future technologies.


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