Remarkable Natural Material Surfaces and Their Engineering Potential

  • Michelle Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Michelle Lee
    Pages 29-40
  3. Michelle Lee
    Pages 53-63
  4. Ignacio Estrada
    Pages 91-101
  5. Michelle Lee
    Pages 115-126
  6. Michelle Lee
    Pages 145-157
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 159-163

About this book


This book explores a collection of natural surfaces, their scientific characteristics, and their unique engineering potential – demonstrating that engineering applications can be found in unexpected places. The surfaces covered range from botanical ones, like rice and lotus leaves, to insect surfaces, like butterfly and dragonfly wings. The variety of surfaces and numerous engineering potentials described show how biomimicry can be utilized to solve countless real-world problems.


Biomimicry Diatoms Engineering Applications of Natural Phenomena Engineering Potential of Natural Surfaces Interacting Surfaces Micro-tribology Nanotribology Natural Surfacess Superhydrophobic Surfaces Surface Coating Surface Engineering Surface Finishing

Editors and affiliations

  • Michelle Lee
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  1. 1.EvanstonUSA

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