Fabrication and Characterization of Bio-inspired Ceramic/Metal Composites

Last updated 1st Jul 2017
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A pinboard by Amy Wat

Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley


I create and study ceramics inspired by mother-of-pearl, which is actually ~95% (by volume) chalk!

The next generation of structural materials will be inspired by designs found in nature. We use nacre, or the mother-of-pearl found in abalone shells, as a model material to create bioinspired stru...