Associated doctoral Researcher
Research Area C
Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanic Garden Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 2664
BioElast – Kinematic Principles and Motion Design in Shape-Shifting Plant Structures
In my project, which is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg, I investigate plants that are able to achieve very fast movements. I am interested in the kinematic principles and functional-morphological and biomechanical characteristics underlying this capacity. My focus lies on analysing the active and/or passive actuation mechanisms enabling the complex global deformation that occurs in carnivorous plants and orchid pollination systems.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck