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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Bioinspired directional fluidics
Seminar:Seminar on Mathematics in the Bio and Geo Sciences
Speaker:Melik Demirel, Dept of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Penn State
Anisotropic surfaces play a key role in Nature. For example, a closer look at complex structures in insect wings and lizard toes reveal organized, structured features at the microscopic scale. These structures are composed of millions of aligned columns per square millimeter, which create novel anisotropic properties. In this talk, I will describe the unique anisotropic physicochemical properties (i.e. directional fluidics, morphing/folding, wetting, and friction) of synthetic aligned columns, which mimic biological structures at the microscopic scale, and discuss the theory related to these properties.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:09 / 14 / 2011
Time:01:00pm - 02:00pm