Hosted by BPro’s Anjan Prakash and Anne-Marie Daniel, and taught by Biomimicry 3.8’s own Mark Dorfman, this weeklong immersion is open to BPros, BSpecs, ASU Biomimicry Program Graduate Students & Alumni, and Designers who know about Biomimicry and are keen to integrate it into material science, health, consumer product goods, circular economy, manufacturing, and of course, chemistry.
In other words, no chemistry training? No worries.
This workshop is specifically designed for the non-chemist with an interest in nature’s green chemistry principles and a passion to participate in biomimetic chemistry innovations. Rather than spend time sitting through dry chemistry lessons, you’ll jump right into chemistry conversations with the natural world, which in and of itself, is biomimetic since chemistry is the original language of life. The first organisms communicated with each other, and gathered information about their environment, by sending and receiving chemical signals – a process that continues in the natural world to this day.
Through the workshop, you’ll begin to recognize key aspects of a given natural chemical strategy that could be applied to a sustainable biomimetic solution and you’ll be better equipped to partner with professional chemists to ensure that as biomimetic solutions develop, they stay on a biomimicry track.
We look forward to your participation to explore the Life’s Principle ‘Life-Friendly Chemistry’ that forms the backbone of Life on Earth.