UCL Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering


Application Areas

Research at the CNIE is categorised using a matrix in which Application Areas link Themes based on underpinning fundamental mechanisms.

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Currently five Application Areas are spanning the four themes and bridging different disciplines. Application Areas are:

(A1) Scalable manufacturing & process intensification,

(A2) Energy & environmental engineering,

(A3) Functional materials,

(A4) Biomedical & healthcare engineering

(A5) Architecture & built environment

The matrix approach is highly flexible and expandable. It enables us to transpose ideas into workable (engineering) solutions within different contexts relevant to applications.