Bioengineering Hyperbook

Department of Bioengineering


Category: Reflection and Refraction

The Innovative Structural and Physical Properties of Radiolaria

protist, silica skeletons, buoyancy and specific gravity control, photosymbiosis, optical properties, photonics

Vicky Barré, Liora Benzecry, Rhiannon Butler, Valerie Hung

An Investigation of the Physical Properties of Gonium

Flagellar motion, phototaxis, colonies, eyespot optics, helical propulsion, protist

Andrew D’Argenio, Breanna D’Ettorre, Lucas Elliott, Joseph Gad

Phenotypic Adaptation of Daphnia Throughout Evolution

compound eye, swimming, adaptation, defense mechanisms, Stokes' law

Eva Otell, Iris Sun, Marwan Sobh, Rémi Ouellette, Xinying Wang

Copepods Through the Lens of Physics

mechanoreception, low reynolds, clap and fling or Weis-Fog, fluid mechanics, Wagner effect, coloration

Johanna Turton, Melodi Rousset, Philippe Mercier, Tanjin Sultana

Frustules: Design solutions in Diatoms

Diatoms, frustules, elasticity, light properties, buoyancy

Peter Matthews-Crochetiere, Daniel Ibrahim, Wenan Liao, Cedric Mackay

Numerical Modeling of Butterfly Scale Structure and a Few of its Physical Properties

Numerical Modeling, Structural Coloration, Reflectance, Fourier Transform, Butterfly, Hydrophobic, Thin Film Optics

Eve Barrette-Vanasse, Anne Laurin, Rus Trana, Jun Xiao

Quantifying Skin Patterns: Mathematical Interpretations of Camouflaging Techniques in Animals

Camouflage, Turing patterns, saliency mapping, mathematical modelling, cheetahs

Christopher Coluni, John Eric Hamilton, Olivia Lopardo, Olivier Morin

An Overview of Transport-Related Interspecies Relationships

Transport, Symbiosis, Attachment Mechanics, Hydrodynamics, Interspecies Interactions

Dorothy Ma, Beth Cushnie, Anh Ngo, Tanoulu Li

Animal Communication: A Physical Review

Structural Coloration, Photonics, Echolocation, Electrocommunication, Nanostructures, Signaling

Adam Khan, Janique Mayrand, Olivia Ouellet, Angela Wang

Superpowers in the Animal Kingdom

Sensory Adaptation and Systems, Echolocation, UV (Vision), Magnetism, Electroreception, Sharks, Bats, Fish

Yaman Al Janaideh, David Bettan, Kaitlyn Cribb, Vanessa Piché

Masters of Camouflage: Mechanisms of Dynamic Skin Colouration in Cephalopods

Camouflage, Predator-Prey, Molluscs, Nervous System, Light Absorption/Refraction, Bioluminescence, Biomechanics

Christopher Coluni, John Eric Hamilton, Olivia Lopardo, Olivier Morin

Courtship and Mating: the Physics of Sexual Dimorphism and its Evolutionary Function

Reproduction, Dimorphism, Evolution, Optics, Bioluminescence, Biomechanics, Courtship and Mating

Liam Fetherstonhaugh, Joseph Grotsky, Chloe Jacquet, Samuel Nidelli