Biomimicr-E: Nature-Inspired Energy Systems


Noel Bakhtian

Biomimicry (also known as biomimetics) is the process of using natural-world mechanisms, many of which have evolved over billions of years, to inspire man-made designs and technological innovations. The following examples highlight pioneering energy ideas and active areas of research, all inspired by nature.

Energy Efficiency

Energy Generation

Energy Storage

Energy Delivery

[Part 2 of this series on biomimicry is posted as "Biomimicry for Energy Systems: What's Next? ("]

NOTE: If you would be willing to share additional examples of biomimicry in the energy world or would like to collaborate on future work, please reach out to Noël and Kristen. Please direct interest in co-authoring grants/proposals on biomimicry research for energy systems to Andrea (

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