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Biocene 2022 Event Speakers

Confirmed Speakers

Billy Almon
“Exploration of Waymaking: Creating Pathways for Life Through Nature-Inspired Movement”

Isaac Arthur
“Ten Ways Transportation Will Mimic Biology in the next Ten Years”

Ahmet Becene /
Collins Aerospace

“Efficient Heat Transfer in Aerospace Structures – Using What We Learn From Nature”

Ali Dhinojwala /
University of Akron

“Designing Sustainable Polymers for Aerospace and Future Mobility”

Mauro Gallo /
AERES, Van Hall Larenstein

“Biomimicry for Reshaping Future Transportation – benefits ONLY if we get into Nature’s mindset”

Petra Gruber / Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG
“Bioinspired Design and Sustainable Mobility”

Heather Quinn / DePaul University
“Using Design Fiction to Imagine Sustainable Futures”

Robert MacCowan and Yuning Chen / Biomimicry Innovation Lab
“Materials of the Future and the Future of Materials: Challenges and Opportunities”

Christopher Mauer / redhouse studio and MycoHab
“The possibilities of Bioterials in Space Transportation”

Rob Miller/
Hyperloop TT

“Hyperloop TT: Moving Humanity Forward”

Asha Singhal / Hybrid Futures
“Reshaping Narratives of the Future of Transportation and Mobility”

Elena Stachow and Thibaut Houette / University of Akron
“Innovative Transportation Design Informed by North American Forests – A Biomimicry Case Study of Roots, Mycelium and their Interactions”

Evelyn Tickle /
GROW Oyster Reefs

“Toward symBiotic Infrastructures”

Colleen Unsworth et al / University of Akron / NASA
“The Evolution of PeTaL”

Meredith Stinson and Unwanna Etuk / The Ray
“The Ray: Transforming Highways into Restorative Infrastructure Systems”

Sponsorship Opporunities

 Sponsors are provided publicity at a premier, intimate, hopeful event about shaping a new future.  Sponsors will be associated with what’s new through exposure to leaders in their field who are at the forefront of biomimicry innovation and the future of transportation.

Sponsorship opportunities close April 15, 2022

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