Publications in Scientific Journals:
I. Gebeshuber, H. Stachelberger, B. Ganji, D. Fu, J. Yunas, B. Majlis:
"Exploring the Innovational Potential of Biomimetics for Novel 3D MEMS\";
Advanced Materials Research - Web,
A novel way to describe the complexity of biological and engineering approaches
depending on the number of different base materials is proposed: Either many materials are used
(material dominates) or few materials (form dominates) or just one material (structure dominates).
The complexity of the approach (in biology as well as in engineering) increases with decreasing
number of base materials. Biomimetics, i.e., technology transfer from biology to engineering, is
especially promising in MEMS development because of the material constraints in both fields. The
Biomimicry Innovation Method is applied here for the first time to identify naturally nanostructured
rigid functional materials, and subsequently analyse their prospect in terms of inspiring MEMS
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