We are honoured at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering to welcome Prof Marc Desmulliez to the School Seminars to talk to us about nature-inspired manufacturing.
The general public is fascinated by technologies and products inspired from biology because of the deep links that people have with nature. His talk will present a blueprint for research in manufacturing in this area. Examples from his own research work will be provided that describe the methodology proposed: this includes the use of chlorophyll as an electron donor material for electronics manufacture, the use of Coulombic forces for creating contoured structures and hollow microstructures, the use of TRIZ to set up a method of capturing the essence of natural manufacturing processes.
The seminar will be held on Wednesday, 22nd May at 2.00pm, in T.1.42/43 (Wolfson Building). Everyone is welcome.
Professor Marc Desmulliez is a professor of microelectronics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He is the Head of the Research Institute in Signals, Sensors and Systems (ISSS), and the Director of the MIcroSystems Engineering Centre (MISEC). He is an electrical engineer/physicist with more than 20 years of experience in optoelectronics, microsystems engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies. He has worked extensively in the design, manufacture and test of miniaturized sensors and microfluidic systems. He founded the MicroSystems Engineering Centre (MISEC), which is the 4th largest UK academic MEMS research group and specialises in non-silicon microsystems and rapid prototyping of MEMS.