Bioengineering Hyperbook

Department of Bioengineering

Category: UV

The Physics of Foraminifera

Environmental pressure, reproductive strategy, vertical migration, strength rigidity and elasticity, pseudopodia, tests or shell geometry, openings

Carolyn Denton, Emma Bussiéres, Rachel Jiang, Reno Thompson

The Biochemical Nature of Cyanobacteria

Nitrogen fixation, oxidative stress, bacteria, homeostasis, DNA repair, defense mechanism, carbon dioxide capture

Max Bai, Sierra Bushey, Maria Delgopiatof, Valerie Syme

A Physical Analysis of Magnetotactic Bacteria: Nature’s Microscopic Compass as a Solution to a Motile Biotope

Magnetotactic bacteria, phototaxis, aerotaxis, sensing, fluid dynamics, swimming

Alex Gagnon, Catriona Kirk, Jason Li, Sofian Martinais

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

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