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Department Bionic Lightweight Design


The oceans are home to a variety of highly complex, optimized structures for various applications. The Department "Bionic Lightweight Design" deals with the study of these structures and their transfer into technical applications.


The Evolutionary Light Structure Engineering procedure (ELiSE) revolutionises structural lightweight construction by using nature as its role model. 

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Development of biogenic structures


Safety features

In addition, the highly specific and complex structures are used as 3D-objects for the development of unique safety features for products and brands with the help of a biotechnology selection and modification process.

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Yacht engineering


Lightweight pavilion


Offshore foundation




Orthopedic cast


Bionic rim