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First-of-its-kind book highlights nature-inspired product development

The shark skin effect, gecko adhesion and self-healing materials. These advanced biomimicry topics are each among examples highlighted in Bharat Bhushan’s newest book, Biomimetics: Bioinspired Hierarchical-Structured Surfaces for Green Science and Technology, Third Edition, published by Springer.

The book is the first of its kind on biologically-inspired structured surfaces. It may serve as a textbook for courses in biomimetics and applied nanotechnology, and, according to Bhushan, is intended for use by novices as well as experts in the field, practitioners, solution seekers and the curious.

Since the book’s previous editions, there have been considerable advances in the emerging field of biomimetics, and related products are now commercially available.

Bhushan, an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor, is renowned for his work in advancing the field of biomimicry, the study of the imitation and development of nature-inspired systems and structures. Most recently he reported on the efficiency of bee and wasp stingers, citing the potential ability to develop microneedles based on their function.