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09/04/2021
UA professor putting $1 million biomimicry grant to work — on snakes

Crain's Cleveland interviews Dr. Henry Astley, assistant professor in both the Department of Biology and the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, about the ways in which he plans to use his five-year NSF CAREER grant to expand biomimicry research on snake locomotion.

09/04/2021
Great Lakes Biomimicry merges with the Ohio Aerospace Institute

Will continue to support innovation by looking to natural systems for solutions to current challenges in aviation.

05/20/2021
UA announces the launch of AkronArts
The bold plan calls for re-imagining University arts programs for community revitalization.
05/20/2021
UA researchers resolve fundamental issues explaining gecko adhesion

The recent work, “Direct evidence of acid-base interactions in gecko adhesion,” has addressed the confounding evidence that has been difficult to explain since the discovery of van der Waals forces controlling adhesion.

03/23/2021
Biomimicry professor receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Henry Astley, a faculty member of the Biomimicry Research & Innovation Center, will use his grant for a project that studies musculoskeletal biomechanics and control of limbless locomotion.


09/04/2021
UA professor putting $1 million biomimicry grant to work — on snakes

09/04/2021
Great Lakes Biomimicry merges with the Ohio Aerospace Institute

05/20/2021
UA announces the launch of AkronArts

05/20/2021
UA researchers resolve fundamental issues explaining gecko adhesion

03/23/2021
Biomimicry professor receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

08/03/2020
Society dedicated to the study of caves honors professor for a lifetime of achievement

07/09/2020
Scientists look to bird feathers for printing colors

07/07/2020
Mussel-inspired polymer glue sticks to wet surfaces

06/01/2020
University of Akron’s polymer program generates successful spin-out companies

05/27/2020
Dr. Hunter King, physicist and polymer scientist, draws inspiration from birds and beetles

05/26/2020
Polymer research has enduring effect on world: Part 4 — biomimicry

05/20/2020
STEM Families Virtual Nature Walk

05/13/2020
Antibody testing and the future of COVID-19 treatment

04/25/2020
The phenomenon of the appearance of animals in large numbers occurred on Earth

04/16/2020
Professor Hazel Barton: Understanding how viruses spread

04/09/2020
In pursuit of a killer fungus

04/02/2020
Locust Plague, Presidential Cabinet, Biomimicry

03/17/2020
Why Birds are the World's Best Engineers

03/06/2020
How biomechanics research led to a hairbrush inspired by a cat tongue

02/25/2020
Can hedgehogs help protect heads? Local startup designs helmets inspired by hedgehog quills



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