Artificial biomimetic surfaces

With inspiration on the unique properties of biological systems, we aim at designing artificial antifouling surfaces with exceptional properties. Investigations of naturally occurring self-cleaning surfaces including the characterization of morphological and chemical features, as well as evolutionary and environmental impact studies will provide a deeper understanding on how biological surfaces keep themselves clean and enable the rational development of biomimetic surfaces for biofouling control.

SEM image of a microstructured bioinspired silicon mold-master fabricated by Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE).
 
Artificial biomimetic surfaces
Artificial biomimetic surfaces
 

Departments

Institute of Biofunctional Polymer Materials

Fields of Work

Charging and Structure Formation at Biointerfaces

Biomimetic Antifouling

Artificial biomimetic surfaces