[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DE150100280]
Researchers Dr Ziqi Sun
Brief description Learning from nature involves taking ideas from nature and developing novel functional materials. This project aims to design novel bio-inspired multifunctional interfaces to prevent the adherence of crystals and solid particles to surfaces, achieve excellent mechanical resilience, and provide multiple photoresponses, based on a deep understanding of the fundamental physiochemical, mechanical, structural, and optical characteristics of natural multifunctional surfaces/interfaces in the target natural species. This project aims to aid in the design of new bio-inspired smart materials and deliver novel technologies for materials synthesis for potential uses in the chemical industry, sustainable energy applications, and agriculture.
Funding Amount 373536
Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award