Meet Biomimic Alyssa Stark

Daniel Fraga
March 27th 2016

The Biomimicry Institute has published an interview with Alyssa Stark, a self proclaimed Functional Morphologist. Her research is currently focused on adhesive systems, particularly those of geckos and ants, which serve as inspiration.

In her own words: "I consider myself a functional morphologist that studies biological adhesives, focused right now on the adhesive systems of ants and geckos. As a scientist, it is my job to gather information on the biological forms, processes, and ecosystems that biomimicry practitioners wish to emulate".

Using biology as a model for innovation and progress, Alyssa Stark embodies the essence of Biomimicry. At the crossroads between biology, design, technology and nature, Stark seeks to make new and fertile interdisciplinary connections that drive progress forward.

Read more at Biomimicry.org.

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