Biomimicry 3.8 Curators
Network Curators


Janine Benyus
Janine BenyusBiomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder
Janine Benyus is a founding member of the biomimicry movement, and is credited with coining the term biomimicry in her 1997 book, “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.” She has since inspired millions and has helped evolve the practice of biomimicry to become the innovation tool it is today, consulting with businesses and inspiring global audiences about what we can learn from the natural genius that surrounds us.
Dayna Baumeister
Dayna BaumeisterBiomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder
Dr. Dayna Baumeister is a founding member of the biomimicry movement, and works daily as a biologist at the design table, helping clients consult the natural world for elegant and sustainable design solutions. Among other groundbreaking professional training programs, she designed and continues to lead the world’s first Biomimicry Professional Certificate program, a two-year immersion experience that integrates with an accredited Master’s of Science in Biomimicry degree through Arizona State University.
Erin Rovalo
Erin RovaloBiomimicry 3.8 Senior Principal, Certified Biomimicry Professional
Drawing from an architectural design background, Erin Rovalo now weaves biomimicry into her design thinking expertise, which has allowed her to cultivate a distinctly innovative approach to finding sustainable solutions to a wider range of design sectors and challenges, such as packaging design and organizational development. Erin teaches in the accredited MSc Biomimicry program at ASU and has supported the training of over 150 Biomimicry 3.8 certification alumni. Erin is a PhD researcher at Loughborough Design School investigating the use of prototyping in the biomimicry ideation process.

Jamie Dwyer
Jamie DwyerBiomimicry 3.8 Principal, Certified Biomimicry Professional
Jamie Dwyer is an architect and Certified Biomimicry Professional who seeks to transform the design framework by empowering designers with the tools of biomimicry. Her work has facilitated biomimicry in the built environment and industrial design, helping designers integrate biology into any level of their designs from form, process, to system.
Mark Dorfman
Mark DorfmanBiomimicry 3.8 Principal
Mark Dorfman is a chemist whose work is centered on the premise that living organisms, by necessity, have developed sophisticated, highly effective, life-friendly chemistries that can inspire provocative, sustainable technology for modern society. In the course of his work, Mark seeks out and applies the design principles of nature’s time tested chemical strategies to the development of innovative solutions to the toxic chemical and material challenges facing the 21st century.
Robyn Klein
Robyn KleinBiomimicry 3.8 Researcher
Robyn Klein is a an interdisciplinary plant biologist who integrates the fields of biology, plant sciences, design, engineering, and business to create ideas that enhance human relationships with the biological world. Then, she translates biological strategies and systems for mechanical engineers, product designers, chemists and architects.
Nicole Hagerman Miller
Nicole Hagerman MillerBiomimicry 3.8 Managing Director
Nicole Hagerman Miller is a business innovator who has worked in both the public and private sector focusing on global business development and sustainability. At Biomimicry 3.8, she has overseen the development and launch of the first accredited Master’s of Science degree in biomimicry program in partnership with Arizona State University, the implementation of several strategic partnerships including with the International Living Future Institute, and has worked to bring biological intelligence-based solutions to a wide range of clients.
Jenna Cederberg
Jenna CederbergBiomimicry 3.8 Marketing and Communications Specialist
Jenna Cederberg is a former journalist and editor who tells the story of biomimicry through compelling content that showcases the practice’s inspiring work.