Initiating Members


College of Sciences



Young-Hui Chang

Young-Hui Chang
Associate Professor
School of Applied Physiology


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Jiri Janata

Jiri Janata
Professor and Eminent Scholar
in Sensors and Instrumentation
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry


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Nils Kroger

Nils Kroger
Assistant Professor
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry


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Paul Corballis

Paul Corballis
Associate Professor
School of Psychology


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Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker
Associate Professor
School of Psychology


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Joshua Weitz

Joshua Weitz
Associate Professor
School of Biology


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Julia Kubanek

Julia Kubanek
Professor
School of Biology


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Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goldman
Associate Professor
School of Physics


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Silas Alben

Silas Alben
Associate Professor
School of Mathematics


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Todd Streelman

Todd Streelman
Associate Professor
School of Biology


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Predrag Cvitanovic

Predrag Cvitanovic
Professor
Center for Nonlinear Sciences


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Michael Goodisman

Michael Goodisman
Associate Professor
School of Biology


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College of Engineering



Rob Butera

Rob Butera
Program Chair
Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Graduate Program
Professor and Pre-Medical Advisor
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering


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Hang Lu

Hang Lu
Associate Professor
School of Chemical &
Biomolecular Engineering


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Ken Sandage

Ken Sandhage
B. Mifflin Hood Professor
School of Materials Scence and Engineering
Adjunct Professor
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry


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Lena Ting

Lena Ting
Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering


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Minami Yoda

Minami Yoda
Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering


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Vladimir Tsukruk

Vlaimir Tsukruk
Professor
School of Materials Science and Engineering


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Andrei Fedorov

Andrei Fedorov
Professor and Woodruff Faculty Fellow
School of Mechanical Engineering


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Sam Graham

Samuel Graham
Associate Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering


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David Hu

David Hu
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Engineering


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Wendy Newstetter

Wendy Newstetter
Director of Learning Sciences Research
Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering


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Jim Spain

Jim Spain
Professor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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Mohan Srinivasarao

Mohan Srinivasarao
Professor
School of Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering


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Donald Webster

Donald Webster
Professor
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental Hydraulics and Water Resources Group


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David Rosen

David Rosen
Professor and Associate Chair for Administration
The George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute


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Todd Sulchek

Todd Sulchek
Assistant Professor
The George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
BioMEMS & Biomechanics Laboratory


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jun ueda

Jun Ueda
Assistant Professor
The George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Bio-Robotics & Human Modeling Lab


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Jason Nadler

Jason Nadler
Research Engineer
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Electro-optical Systems Laboratory


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Kevin Caravati

Kevin Caravati
Senior Research Scientist
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Sustainable Water Systems


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Piedmont Park

Joseph Goodman
Research Engineer II
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Mapping Systems


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College of Computing



Ronald Arkin

Ronald Arkin
Regents' Professor, Director, Mobile Robot Laboratory
School of Interactive Computing


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Nancy Nersessian

Nancy Nersessian
Regents' Professor and Professor of Cognitive Science
School of Interactive Computing
School of Public Policy


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College of Architecture



Chris Jarrett

Chris Jarrett
Professor & Associate Director
Architecture Program


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Claudia Winegarden

Claudia Winegarden
Assistant Professor
Industrial Design Program


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College of Liberal Arts



Ali Mazalek

Ali Mazalek
Assistant Professor
School of Literature Communication and Culture


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Perkins + Will



Mehmet Dogu

Mehmet Dogu
LEED AP BD+C
Research Knowledge Manager, Science+Technology


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Post-Doctorate Fellows



Inbal Flash-Gvili

Inba Flash-Gvili
Senior Researcher in Science Education
Center for Biologically-Inspired Design


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Michael E. Helms

Michael E. Helms
Researcher, Design Intelligence Lab
Center for Biologically-Inspired Design


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biomimicry defined
inspire

Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People


by Steven Vogel & Kathryn K. Davis

Cats' Paws and Catapults

Nature and humans build their devices with the same earthly materials and use them in the same air and water, pulled by the same gravity. Why, then, do their designs diverge so sharply?
In this marvelously surprising, witty book, Steven Vogel compares these two mechanical worlds, introduces the reader to his field of biomechanics, and explains how the nexus of physical law, size, and convenience of construction determine the designs of both people and nature.

human plus nature

Sustainability is not so much about what you "do" as it is reflective of thinking about what you do before you do it.


Ray Anderson
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CBID is an interdisciplinary center for research and development of design solutions that occur in biological processes. Founded in 2005, It is one of more than 100 interdisciplinary research units funded at Georgia Institute of Technology