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New website : Bionics Group

Bionics is the science that searches plants and animals for models for technical achievements. It is based on the study of biological systems to develop by biomimicry non-biological systems likely to have technological applications.

In order to share their research activities related to these fields, two of ECPC's teachers/researchers Antoine Le Duigou and Mickael Castro have put online a website dedicated to their research activities: BIONICS which means BIOmimicry for inNovatIve CompositeS.

The aim of this research group is to propose new generation of weather-adaptive, autonomously actuated shape-changing composites composite materials with reduced environmental footprint. Multi-disciplinary approach is applied by bringing together Eco-design, biomimicry and digital fabrication (3D/4D printing) with polymer/composite material sciences.

Here are the four current projects:

  • PODIuM project – Pomme de pin et Impression 4D pour le morphing de structures bioinspirées (2019-2020)

  • 3D and 4D printing of high-performance continuous synthetic and natural fiber composites for structural applications and morphing (2017-2020)

  • Biologically inspired autonomous solar tracker made with 4D printed shape-changing architectured composite materials for lunar environment (2020-2023)

  • MORPH-Reef project (2020-2023) – Biomimicry and 4D printing to develop adaptive structures for marine applications

You can find the website here : Bionics Group - Bionics Group (

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