Center for Biologically Inspired Design (Georgia Tech)

Georgia Tech's Center for Biologically Inspired Design brings together a group of interdisciplinary biologists, engineers and physical scientists who seek to facilitate research and education for innovative products and techniques based on biologically-inspired design solutions. The participants of CBID believe that science and technology are increasingly hitting the limits of approaches based on traditional disciplines, and Biology may serve as an untapped resource for design methodology, with concept-testing having occurred over millions of years of evolution. Experiencing the benefits of Nature as a source of innovative and inspiring principles encourages us to preserve and protect the natural world rather than simply to harvest its products.

  • Spirited community of scholars, engineers, designers in place such that Biologically Inspired Design (BID) is widely embedded in activities at Georgia Tech.
  • Magnet, recruiting tool for the best interdisciplinary biology students and faculty, and for GT students and faculty in general who are interested in bio-x for some x.
  • Active industrial traineeship program for students for placement of graduates in both industry and academia. 
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