Breathing Skins

Role in the Project: Co-PI
Location: Humboldt Universität Berlin, Cluster of Excellence Bild Wissen Gestaltung
Partners: Dr. Lorenzo Guiducci
Funding Body: Humboldt University
Timeframe: June-December 2018
Budget: $7,580 (6,250€), awarded in January 2018
Intended outcome: Proposals for undergraduate curriculum in biomimicry, RCN UBE proposal launch
The grant funds a workshop to do biomimicry research and education together for the purpose of investigating the relationship between shape parameters and thermal performance in plants and exploring shape change mechanism by folding to create an adaptation mechanism for efficient evapotranspiration.