Biomimicry – imitating nature to solve engineering problems.

From cockleburs and termite mounds to lotus leaves and bats’ wings, nature has been evolving solutions to the world’s problems for billions of years.

Isobel Ashbey, a Physicist in our Applied Science Group, discusses how recent advances in imaging and analytical techniques empower us to move beyond a hap-hazard ‘inspired by nature’ approach towards more pro-active solution hunting.

Isobel Ashbey
Senior Physicist

I am a Physicist in the Applied Science group, working across projects for consumer, industrial and energy clients. I have a particular interest in Biophysics and the human body but enjoy working on any projects with an Applied Physics element, including fibre optics, electromagnetism and thermodynamics.