Photosynthesis and dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)

dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)

Renewable energies – it is a hot topic since the last 10 years. Many developed countries around the world are tending to shift their energy production to a “green” one due to the global warming problem and energetic self-sufficiency. Among all possible renewable energy technologies, photovoltaic industry is growing very fast. Its main material is...
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„Go with the flow“ – learning from natural material flows

material flows

When we think about Biomimetics, it is mostly a specific structure, system or working principle from nature, we are trying to learn from for technology. We observe an interesting plant shape, witness sophisticated movements of animals or explore complex chemical compositions. Today, I would like to suggest a different perspective to Biomimetics – taking a...
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Bionisphere: the Biomimetic House

The Master program „Bionik/Biomimetics in Energy Systems“ at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (FH Kärnten) and „bionikum.austria“ have recently started a new project – »Bionisphere: the Biomimetic House«. The founding father of that idea is D. ID. Mag.art. Peter Piccottini, director of the mentioned study program.   It sounds like a futuristic project – but it’s...
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