We are pleased to announce that the following paper was selected as the winner of the Biomimetics Best Paper Award 2018:
- A Parallel Modular Biomimetic Cilia Sorting Platform
- Biomimetics 2018, 3, 5. DOI: 10.3390/biomimetics3020005
- James G. H. Whiting, Richard Mayne and Andrew Adamatzky
The winner was selected based on their originality, contributions to and advancement of the field, as well as the quality of presentation and soundness of the scientific content.
All research and review articles submitted between 1 December 2017 and 31 July 2018 and accepted for publication by the end of November 2018 were eligible for consideration. The evaluation committee was presided by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Josep Samitier, supported by the Editorial Board Members, who examined each paper and expressed their recommendations for the ranking of the Biomimetics Best Paper Award 2018.
In recognition of their accomplishment, the winner will receive 500 CHF and a certificate.
Travel Award 2018
The journal Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673) isissuing a call for applications for a Travel Award that offers financial support to travel to a scientific conference related to the field of Biomimetics.
- Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Trainee/Research Associate at an academic institution or non-profit, scientific research institute
- Applicant may conduct research in the fields of material science, mechanical engineering, nanotechnology or biomedicine with a focus on the design and application of principles from nature aimed at developing novel solutions that enable sustainable innovation
- Conference must be relevant to biomimicry and bionics, and must be held between March 1 and November 30, 2018
Applications must include the following information:
- Curriculum vitae/resumé/biographical sketch including full name, academic degree, title and affiliation
- Conference name, date and location
- Type of presentation (oral or poster)
- Impact that attending this conference will have on the applicant’s career
- Travel and registration costs, and expenses that will not be reimbursed by any other party
- Letter of support from the project Principal Investigator
- The awardee must provide proof of attendance to the conference
- The awardee must recognize Biomimetics on the poster or slide presentation
The award will consist of 500 Swiss Francs (CHF), and may be used to cover expenses for registration fees, travel, or accommodation. The awardee will be notified by February 21, 2018. The nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee chaired by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Josep Samitier.
Winner announcement - Travel Award 2018
We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Biomimetics Travel Award winner is Dr. Sébastien R. Mouchet.
As a postdoctoral research associate, Dr. Mouchet is conducting research in the Natural Photonics group led by Prof. Pete Vukusic at the University of Exeter, UK, in collaboration with his former supervisor, Prof. Olivier Deparis, at the University of Namur, Belgium. His research focuses on fluorescence emission and coloration changes in natural photonic structures with the aim to develop bioinspired technological solutions for chemical sensing and biosensing.
On behalf of Biomimetics, he will be awarded 500 Swiss Francs to support his participation at the Living Light 2018 Conference that will be held from 11–14 April, 2018 in Cambridge, UK. There, he will present his work on “Controlled fluorescence in beetles’s photonic structures” and “Structural color in Diptera”.
It was a difficult decision with such high quality applications for the award and we would like to thank all applicants for submitting their diverse and fascinating range of research topics. We congratulate Dr. Mouchet for his accomplishments.
Prof. Josep Samitier
Read more about Dr. Mouchet’s research and his experience as an early-career researcher in our ‘Next Generation’ interview https://www.mdpi.com/2313-7673/3/2/10.