California Institute of Technology


The Caltech Center for Bioinspired Engineering develops new approaches to pressing technological challenges in energy, defense, and biomedicine by exploiting engineering solutions found in nature. The Center is organized into concurrent research programs that bring together faculty, staff and students from Aerospace, Bioengineering, Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering at Caltech. The four pilot research efforts within the Center are a Program in Bioinspired Wind Energy, sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; and additional research activities in Flow Control, Propulsion, and Biomedical Devices.