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IBEC Seminar: Javier G. Fernández
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Javier G. Fernández, Assistant Professor and Founder Academic Member · Singapore University of Technology and Design
Nature is abundant with materials that possess extraordinary mechanical characteristics. New techniques in biochemistry and advances in microelectronic engineering are boosting our knowledge of biological materials, and providing tools to fabricate at the scale at which these materials are made in nature. This investigation of the structural organization of these materials leads to understanding of the principles of natural materials design that are beginning to be harnessed to fabricate biologically-inspired composites for materials engineering with tunable properties that mimic living materials, which might provide useful for environmental challenges, as well as medical applications.