UK

PhD Research Project: Biomimicry, biophilia, and urban design solutions

Institution: University of Leeds
Dept/School/Faculty: Faculty of Biological Sciences
PhD Supervisor: Dr C Hassall
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Funding Availability: Competition Funded PhD Project (European/UK Students Only)

This research project will seek to resolve design challenges within the built environment using knowledge derived from the whole spectrum of biological organisation. You will work in a cross-disciplinary setting, making the most of innovative biomimicry research networks through Leeds Beckett University and one of the UK’s largest Life Sciences faculties based at the University of Leeds, to provide the link between engineering, urbanism, and biology and ecology.

Biomimicry UK

Biomimicry UK is as a collaborative platform to provide nature-based solutions to understand and solve the challenges we are facing in the 21st century.

What is unique to our approach?

Our goal is to enable the cross-fertilisation from industry to academia, to participate effectively in finding nature-based solutions to provide social, environmental and economic benefits whilst protecting the ecological backdrop of our planet.

We are drawing the iterative design processes found in nature (evolution) over billions of years to find innovative solutions. The focus is not just on the end result but by promoting the creative process, from initial challenge, through to the final concept.

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