The Role of Biomimetic Design in Infrastructure Renewal
Climate change poses risks to infrastructure through disrupted operations, reduced lifespan and increased reconstruction and maintenance costs. This research team is exploring the role of biomimicry in redefining resilience approaches for new infrastructure projects and infrastructure renewal.
The emerging area of biomimicry explores opportunities to learn from, or ‘mimic’ design and engineering strategies refined by organisms in the natural world over 3.8 Billion years of life on Earth. Our researchers are exploring the potential for application of key biomimicry concepts to transport and other critical infrastructure applications, including a comprehensive systematic review of biomimetic research and innovation relevant to civil infrastructure. Moving forward, we are engaging with industry, government and academia to collaboratively explore opportunities for application in the infrastructure sector across Australia and New Zealand.
Associate Professor Matthew Burke
Associate Professor Cheryl Desha
Dr Dominic Ong
Dr Sanam Agdamy
Adjunct Industry Fellow Georgia Gosse
Adjunct Industry Fellow Mark Gibbs
Industry Reference Group Jeremy Mansfield
Our PhD Students
Ms Samantha Hayes
Mr Irfaan Peerun