1st Edition

Bioinspired Materials Surfaces Nature-Inspired Micro-/Nanostructures

By Yongmei Zheng Copyright 2025
    436 Pages 68 Color & 202 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    This book highlights the functions and models of biological surfaces with unique wettability and elucidates the methods to realize bioinspired surfaces. It discusses the theory and mechanism of fabrication that will help researchers to understand the nature of functional surfaces and to design them better for various applications. A model can be extracted from biological surfaces, such as lotus leaf, spider silk, butterfly wing, and beetle back, and learning from these natural biological features has gained more attention in recent years. The purpose of this learning is to develop new functional materials related to the research areas of physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science, such as some promising applications for micro-fluidic devices and functional textiles as well as corrosion resistance, liquid transportation, antifogging, and water-collecting engineering systems. The book is a good resource for researchers, engineers, scientists, and also students and general readers with innovative ideas for designing novel materials for future scientific works.

    1. Introduction

    2. Water-Repellent Surfaces

    3. Water-Collecting Surfaces

    4. Anti-Icing/Icephobic Surfaces

    5. Surfaces for Droplet Transport

    6. Antiadhesive/Adhesive Surfaces

    7. Outlook


    Yongmei Zheng is a professor at the Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Beihang University, PR China. Her research is focused on bioinspired surfaces of fog-harvesting, water repellency, and anti-icing/icephobicity. She has authored or coauthored more than 140 SCI papers in journals of international repute as well as a few books on her area of research. Her work as a scientist was highlighted on the News of Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemistry World, in 2014. She is a senior member of the Chinese Composite Materials Society, Chinese Chemistry Society, American Chemistry Society, International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE), and International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). Dr Zheng is also a fellow member of the NANOSMAT Society and an editorial board member of Scientific Reports. She has won an ISBE outstanding contribution award in 2016 in Ningbo, China and an IAAM Medal in 2016 in Sweden for her notable and outstanding contribution in the field of "Advanced Materials Science and Technology."