Two members of Khalifa University’s (KU) faculty recently published an article in the journal Advanced Materials which focuses on topics in chemistry physics nanotechnology ceramics metallurgy and biomaterials.
Their research focuses on making new synthetic materials by mimicking materials found in nature.
Professor Kin Liao who published the paper with his colleague Dr. Yuanqing Li said “We thought that perhaps new ideas for making materials could be borrowed from the ingenuity of nature. In nature there are smart ways to create materials with exceptional properties to serve the survival of their host organisms. Materials such as teeth bone and nacre (a composite material that makes up the outer coating of pearls) are composed of complex materials made of very tiny components only nanometers in size.