B-I-C of City University of Applied Sciences Bremen
The City University of Applied Sciences Bremen is a higher education establishment and has 600 employees. It was the first university worldwide, which offers academic studies in biomimetic (BSc, MSc). The Biomimetic-Innovations-Centre of City University of Applied Sciences Bremen has around 20 employees and is engaged in the identification and investigation of physical phenomena in nature and transfer of the latter to technical application
Prof. Dr. Antonia B. Kesel
Professor of Technical Zoology and Biomimetics — Head of the Biomimetics-Innovation-Center Bremen — Work Package Leader
Prof. Dr. Antonia B Kesel studied biology. She received her diploma, doctor degree and habilitation (zoology and technical biology & biomimetics) from Saarland University. Since 2003 she is professor of technical zoology and biomimetics at City University of Applied Sciences Bremen. She is founder and organizer of the Biomimetic Study Programmes (bachelor & master) at City University of Applied Sciences Bremen. She is President of the Society for Technical Biology and Biomimetics (GTBB e.V.), Chairwoman of the Biomimetics Competence Network (BIOKON e.V.) and Vice-Chairwoman of the “Technologies of Life Sciences” of the Association of German Engineers (VDI e.V.).
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Albert J. Baars
Group Leader Computational Fluid Dynamics
Albert J. Baars received the diploma in mechanical engineering from Essen University, the doctor degree from Technical University Munich and the habilitation from Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. There he worked in the fields of two phase flows, thermo-fluid-dynamics of high pressure processes. Since 2007 he is professor of fluid dynamics at City University of Applied Sciences Bremen. He is founder and organizer of the Bremen Biomimetic Seminar. His research interests are computational fluid dynamics of turbulent and two-phase flows.
Judith Geils started her career with an apprenticeship as chemical laboratory technician at Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Bremerhaven and received the bachelor’s and the master’s degree in biomimetics from City University of Applied Sciences Bremen. In the field of functional surfaces, she has expertise in manufacturing (wet chemistry) and examination of superhydrophobic and omniphobic surfaces. She investigated experimentally the effect of structured surfaces on aerodynamic drag reduction. She wrote her theses on liquid-infused surface structures and on icephobicity as well as cleanability. Within AIRCOAT she is evolved in investigations with air retaining surfaces with respect to anti-fouling and drag reduction.
Christoph Wilms received a bachelor in biomimetics from City University of Applied Sciences Bremen. In his bachelor thesis about drag he worked on drag reduction of superhydrophobic air entrapping surfaces inspired by Salvinia molesta. On the AIRCOAT project he is dealing with numerical simulations of two phase and turbulent flows of air retaining surfaces.