What is BRIC?

The University of Akron Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) is a center dedicated to the advancement of innovation inspired by nature. Together with our regional partners, we are building an internationally recognized center for biomimicry research, design, teaching and training.

The work of BRIC is to align the creative ideas of scientists, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs to catalyze invention. By partnering our existing biomimetic research expertise with the Great Lakes Biomimicry (GLBio) business leaders, the BRIC paradigm lays the foundation for sustainable economic and educational innovation powered by nature-inspired technologies.

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Meet the Biomimicry Fellows


Faculty Search

The University of Akron has recently established a Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center with collaborations in arts, science, and engineering.

The University of Akron invites applications for two open-rank faculty appointments to begin in Fall 2016. Each position will have appointments in two departments, determined by their research and teaching interests.

The two hires in 2016 will be in the areas of: (1.) Comparative Biomechanics and (2.) Soft Materials. Candidates who are interested in working in interdisciplinary research, across different departments, and across multiple disciplines including arts, science, and engineering are encouraged to apply.

These two hires will also have an opportunity to define and shape new positions in the area of biomimicry.

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