Mimicking the Stenocara beetle hydrophilic/hydrophobic surfaces


The Stenocara beetle (a native of the Namibian desert in Africa) has a unique external surface comprised of hydrophilic/hydrophobic regions which act as a water capture device. The aim of this project is to mimic this structure and adapt it for water capture from the atmosphere in inherently dry climates.


Professor Andrew Harris

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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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biomimicry; sustainability; water; biomolecular engineering

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