Some of the main questions we are currently addressing include:
The fascinating material properties of cuticle a determined by its ultrastructure.
The biological concept of exoskeletons is an evolutionary story of success.
Numerical simulations of cuticle exoskeletons can help to understand fundamental principles.
We have developed SAUV, a biologically inspired compliant encasing for an underwater vehicle.
We are developing a new type of starfish-inspired joint-systems for special use in aerospace industry