1st Edition

Bio-Inspired Technologies for the Modern World Emerging Trends and Applications

By R. Ramakrishna Reddy, T. Pullaiah Copyright 2025
    506 Pages 51 Color & 97 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    506 Pages 51 Color & 97 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Nature gives us ample opportunity to understand and observe her secrets, and scientists and inventors can and do study the characteristics of things in nature to come up with amazing and astonishing technologies and products invented as a result.

    This new volume provides a sampling of technological issues that have been tackled with the help of biologically inspired engineering, by such things in nature as bionic plants, the lotus leaf, insects and beetles, geckos, bats, spiders, and butterflies. It considers bio-inspired technologies that have been applied in water purification, for business lessons, in healthcare and medicine, and more.

    This unique volume is an inspiring resource for professionals, researchers, scholars, engineers, and businessmen and businesswomen interested in the latest developments by studying the wonders of natural science.

    1. Bio-Inspired Sustainable and Durable Superhydrophobic Materials: The Lotus Effect

    2. Biotechnology Advancements in the Field of Bionic Plants

    3. Amazing Technologies Inspired by Insects and Beetles

    4. Gecko-Inspired Biomimetic Adhesive Materials

    5. Bats Inspired Scientific Advancements

    6. Spider Innovative Technologies

    7. Butterfly Wings Inspire New Technologies

    8. Bio–Inspired Technologies

    9. Biological Interesting Investigations

    10. Nature-Inspired Business Lessons Create New Thought-Provoking Views

    11. Biofouling and Bio-Purification of Water

    12. Nature Inspires Healthcare and Modern Medical Technologies


    R. Ramakrishna Reddy, PhD, is a former Professor at the Department of Physics at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Andhra Pradesh, India. He has over 30 years of teaching and research experience in various roles and at various institutes in India. His research includes spectroscopy and molecular structure, solid-state and materials chemistry, and atmospheric science. Prof. Reddy has received many prestigious awards. He has carried out 12 research projects (ISRO, UGC, DST) and has published 250 research articles in national and international journals. Under his guidance, over 20 students earned their doctoral degrees. He is a reviewer for international scientific journals and a life member of scientific societies. He has authored books related to atmospheric science published in Germany, 12 popular science books, and over 250 popular science articles in Telugu dailies and weeklies.

    T. Pullaiah, PhD, is a former Professor at the Department of Botany at Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Andhra Pradesh, India, where he taught for more than 35 years. He has held several positions at the university, including Dean, Faculty of Biosciences, Head of the Department of Botany, Head of the Department of Biotechnology, and Member of Academic Senate. He was President of the Indian Botanical Society (2014), President of the Indian Association for Angiosperm Taxonomy (2013), and Fellow of the Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences. Under his guidance over 50 students earned their doctoral degrees. He has authored 70 books, edited 40 books, and published over 340 research papers, including reviews and book chapters. Dr. Pullaiah was a member of the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).