Mimicking the Stenocara beetle hydrophilic/hydrophobic surfaces

Summary

The Stenocara beetle (a native of the Namibian desert in Africa) has a unique external surface comprised of hydrophilic/hydrophobic regions which act as a water capture device. The aim of this project is to mimic this structure and adapt it for water capture from the atmosphere in inherently dry climates.

Supervisor(s)

Professor Andrew Harris

Research Location

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Program Type

N/A

Synopsis

 

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Keywords

biomimicry; sustainability; water; biomolecular engineering

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 362

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