High Performance Abrasion-Resistant Materials: Lessons from Nature
Radular teeth from Cryptochiton Stelleri, which grasping on the rock in the ocean to get the algae
for food, are extremely hard and abrasion resistant. We are investigating the structure and function
relationship and also the biomineralization process of these teeth. We want to get a biomimetic
material that has similar mechanical performance and apply it in industry in the future.