The Swedish Center for Biomimetic Fiber Engineering (Biomime™) is a multidisciplinary Center of Excellence with cutting edge expertise at every level of the formation, modification and industrial utilization of wood, fibers and their constituent polymers. Our Mission is the understanding of the structure, self-assembly, and properties of complex plant cell walls in order to use the cell wall as a biomimetic model for advanced materials design.
Biomime™ was founded in 2006 with support from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) and comprises collaborative groups from the Schools of Biotechnology and Chemical Science and Engineering at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Umeå Plant Science Center (UPSC) and Innventia.
Biomimetics is an emerging field engaged in the design of systems, materials, and their functionality to mimic biological systems. By learning from nature we can improve biocompatibility and engineer materials that have many different properties and increased functionality. Mimicry of the natural self-assembly of cell wall macromolecules has a high potential to contribute to the future development of intelligent nanomaterials.
Read more about Biomime research and the people involved at the Biomime website: www.biomime.org.