Open position @ Wageningen

Tenure track position in Soft Biological Systems

Wagenngen University offers a position as assistant professor or associate professor (tenure track) in the field of biomechanics of soft biological motor and adhesive systems, linked to biomimetics.  >> more

Bionik @ Teleakademie

Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck (Universität Freiburg) hält einen Vortrag zum Thema „Bionik: 3,8 Milliarden Jahren Evolution als Ideengeber für Technik und Architektur des 21. Jahrhunderts“. Dieser Vortrag findet am Dienstag, 25.06.2019 ab 19:00 im Hörsaal Zoologie der Universität Freiburg, Hauptstr. 1 statt und wird vom SWR für die Teleakademie aufgezeichnet. >>mehr

Within the GrowBot initiative, the consortium wishes to foster new and creative research thinking, primarily for young researchers who are motivated to work in scientific fields. Therefore two calls for ideas in the form of prizes will be launched for performing selected activities at the European level. Topic of the 1st Call of Ideas is „In situ growth dynamics of vines and lianas in the forest canopy“. >>more information

Bionik-Kongress @ Mannheim

4. Bionik-Kongress Baden-Württemberg

Entwickeln im Sinne der Natur
Bionik in Baden-Württembergischen Anwendungen
06. Mai 2019 an der HOCHSCHULE MANNHEIM
07. Mai 2019 im JOHN DEERE FORUM, Mannheim


Vorbild Natur @ ETH Zürich

Lebende Materialsysteme können sich an ihre Umgebung anpassen und daraus saubere Energie ernten. Sie zeigen viele lebensähnliche Eigenschaften …

Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck (Universität Freiburg) hält im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung  der ETH Zürich (Schweiz) einen Vortrag mit dem Titel „Schlauchboote, die sich selbst reparieren“. Der Vortrag findet am Sonntag, 7. April 2019  von 12:00 – 12:45 Uhr und 14:00 – 14:45 Uhr in der ETH Hönggerberg, Chemiegebäude HCI, Raum G7 statt. >>mehr

Nominations: Steven Vogel Award

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics is inviting nominees for the 2019 Steven Vogel Young Investigator Award. The award recognises early career excellence in the journal’s field, and is open to researchers in the 10 years after completing their PhD. The deadline for nominations is 31 May 2019. The winner(s) will be announced in December 2019. >> more

HSB Research Fellow in Biomimetics

The Biomimetics-Innovation-Centre (B-I-C) at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences invites applications for the following position

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Salary Scale TV-L 13, full-time
  • The position is a fixed term position (2 years)

The Bremen University of Applied Sciences (HSB) is characterized by the poles of tradition and innovation. Although its roots extend back more than two hundred years, our range of faculties is modern and uniquely oriented toward the future. The HSB is member of UAS7, a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences committed to excellence in teaching and research. Since its foundation in 2005, the Biomimetics-Innovation-Centre (B-I-C) at the HSB has been coordinating research activities in the fields of fundamental interdisciplinary research and development.

Project Description
Currently the B-I-C is looking for an outstanding young postdoctoral research fellow to conduct an interdisciplinary research project at the interface of biology, biomechanics and materials sciences. Research within the project will focus on the biomechanical analysis of arthropod exoskeletons and the development and construction of bio-inspired space probes. The research fellow will work closely together with Prof. Dr. Dirks (Biological Structures and Biomimetics), Prof. Dr. Labisch (Biomechanics and Construction), and Prof. Dr. Müssig (Biological Materials/Material Sciences).


  • PhD (or be close to completion) in either organismal biology, biomechanics or materials sciences
  • profound interdisciplinary experience in morphological experimental techniques
  • experience in state-of-the-art imaging techniques helpful
  • experience in simulation (CAD, FEM and n-body) or material analysis helpful

The willingness to gain additional experience in these fields would be an advantage.

The B-I-C is closely collaborating with the international B.Sc. program “Biomimetics” at the Hochschule Bremen. The project will thus also allow the research fellow to gain valuable interdisciplinary teaching experience with a group of highly motivated students.

The Bremen University of Applied Sciences is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore strongly encourages women to apply for the positions offered. In case of equal qualifications and aptitude, applicants with disabilities will be considered preferentially. The Bremen University of Applied Sciences explicitly invites individuals with migration backgrounds to apply.


Im November 2018 wurden das interaktives Bildungskonzept „Bionics4Education“ von der Worlddidac Stiftung mit dem Worlddidac Award, einem international anerkannten Preis für Bildungsressourcen, ausgezeichnet. >> mehr

Berufsfeld Bionik

Im Infodienst für Berufe in Umwelt und Natur ist ein Heft zum Thema „Berufsfeld Bionik“ erschienen. >>mehr

Natual History Collections

Naural history museum collections may extend the treasure trove of biological role models for transfer into bioninspired and biomimeric solutions. Green et al. (2019) published a review in BioEssays entitled „Natural History Collections as Inspiration for Technology“. >>Article

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