Structured around general principles, each selection and explanation is motivated by particular biological case studies. This provides the background for elucidating the particular principle in a second section. In the third part, examples for applying the principle to materials processing are given, while in a fourth subsection each chapter is supplemented by a selection of relevant experimental and theoretical techniques.
Electronic supplements for theoretical simulations as well as additional experimental data will be provided online.
Keywords: Nanomaterials, biology inspired materials, nanomaterials processing, materials processing, biomaterials processing, nature inspired processing, natural process design, nanomaterials, artificial materials, biomolecules design, biology nanotechnology, nanotechnology design