Biomimetic Microsensors Inspired by Marine Life

  • Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli
  • Mohsen Asadnia
  • Jianmin Miao
  • Michael S. Triantafyllou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli, Mohsen Asadnia
    Pages 1-21
  3. Vignesh Subramaniam, Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado, Gabriel Weymouth
    Pages 77-110
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 111-112

About this book


This book narrates the development of various biomimetic microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors, such as pressure, flow, acceleration, chemical, and tactile sensors, that are inspired by sensing phenomenon that exist in marine life. The research described in this book is multi-faceted and combines the expertise and understanding from diverse fields, including biomimetics, microfabrication, sensor engineering, MEMS design, nanotechnology, and material science. A series of chapters examine the design and fabrication of MEMS sensors that function on piezoresistive, piezoelectric, strain gauge, and chemical sensing principles. By translating nature-based engineering solutions to artificial manmade technology, we could find innovative solutions to critical problems.


Microengineering and MEMS Biomimetic sensors Nature-inspired technologies Chemical sensing Heavy metal detection Hydrodynamics Flow sensing Underwater robotics

Authors and affiliations

  • Ajay Giri Prakash Kottapalli
    • 1
  • Mohsen Asadnia
    • 2
  • Jianmin Miao
    • 3
  • Michael S. Triantafyllou
    • 4
  1. 1.Create Tower $09-03Cntr for Env. Sensing & Modeling Create Tower $09-03SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Macquarie University SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.School of Mech. & Aerosp. Eng.Nanyang Technological University School of Mech. & Aerosp. Eng.SingaporeSingapore
  4. 4.Mechanical EngineeringMITCambridgeUSA

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