Program Objective The goals of this multidisciplinary program are to study, use, mimic, or alter how living systems accomplish their natural functions or to take those biomaterials and systems and use them in new ways such as seen with bionanotechnology. Nature has used evolution to build materials and sensors that outperform current sensors such as a spider’s haircells that can detect air flow at low levels even in a noisy background. Nature is very good at solving the problem of working in a noisy environment. This program not only wants to mimic existing natural sensory systems, but also add existing capabilities to these organisms for more precise control over their material production. The research will encompass three general areas: biomimetics, biomaterials (non-medical only), and biotic/abiotic interfaces.
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