George Jeronimidis

Lecture: Biomimetics and Bioinspiration – Smart solutions for functional architecture

Professor George Jeronimidis is currently Emeritus Professor of Composite Materials Engineering  and Director of the Centre for Biomimetics in the School of Construction Management at the University of Reading.  In 2009 he became Co-Director of the Emergent Technologies and Design programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.  He obtained his doctorate at the University of Rome and moved to the University of Reading in the 1970’s.

His research interests cover the design of composite fibrous structures in biology engineering and architecture to achieve high levels of functional integration.  He has published extensively in the fields of biomechanics, biomimetics, wood science, composite mechanics, smart materials and structures and bio-inspired systems in engineering and architecture.

He is currently on the Editorial Board of the new international journal Virtual and Physical Prototyping, Wood Science and Technology and Biomimetics & Bioinspiration.

In 2009 he was elected President of President of BIOKON International (from 2009), a European Network for the promotion of Biomimetics in relevant sectors (engineering, architecture, built environment, materials, sensors,…). In 2005 he became a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS) and served as Chairman of the Academy Board of the IAWS from 2010 to 2013.