Some of the main questions we are currently addressing include:
The fascinating material properties of cuticle are 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
Exoskeletal structures of Arthropods can inspire the design of new protective structures