Biomimicry: "Learning from nature for sustainable solutions"
On Friday 20th April 2018 Dr Mauro Gallo will give a public lecture to inaugurate the opening of the lectorate “Biomimicry, learning from nature for sustainable solutions” at Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Wageningen.
Biomimicry is an interdisciplinary field in which natural forms, processes and ecosystems are emulated to address complex human problems. During his lecture, Dr Gallo illustrates the principles of bio-inspired design and research strategies aimed at answering the questions:
- how do we motivate and facilitate the interaction between researchers in engineering, economy and social science and biology researchers—fields with significantly different research cultures?
- how might we teach biologically inspired design to engineers, economists, practitioners, etc. and biologists alike?