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Nature is Alive with Chemistry


Nature is Alive with Chemistry | Innovation Lessons from Earth’s Oldest & Wisest Green Chemist

Chemistry is a driving force in much of today’s commercial and industrial design processes. From the strength and resilience of spider silk and the hardness of teeth and bones, to the fragrant aroma of flowers and the solar power of green leaves, nature is alive with chemistry. Discover why nature’s design lessons that evolved over 3.8 billion years are critical to chemical innovation in today’s world by joining Mark Dorfman, biomimicry chemist at Biomimicry 3.8, for a deep dive into nature’s chemistry-based adaptations that increasingly inspire sustainable, biomimetic innovations.

Available to view on-demand | 30 minute pre-recorded presentation


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Nature is Alive with Chemistry | Innovation Lessons from Earth’s Oldest & Wisest Green Chemist

Chemistry is a major contributing factor enabling our own technologies, from textiles and cosmetics to electronics and medicine.

In this pre-recorded webinar available on demand, Biomimicry 3.8 chemist Mark Dorfman unpacks the complexity of chemical science as he takes us on an illuminating tour of nature’s chemistry-based adaptations, including a deep dive into how we can “use life-friendly chemistry”–one of Life’s Principles that represent the main strategies and deep design lessons Life has evolved over 3.8 billion years in order to survive and thrive.

If we use life-friendly chemistry, we could design in a way that allows materials the break down into benign constituents, build selectively with a small subset of elements, and do chemistry in water. Mark will share innovate design tips inspired by nature’s chemical processes and structures that can result in cutting-edge, high-impact designs that increase sustainability, and boost bottom lines–perfect for any organization looking to advance cutting-edge innovation.

Available to view on-demand | 30 minute pre-recorded presentation

Connected Sectors | Beauty & Cosmetics, Biotechnology, Chemical, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage
Related Topics | Materials, Life’s Principles

“To have up-to-the-minute thinking on technology, tools, markets, and trends felt very empowering. The level of discussion in the Q&A with the people gathered added to this feeling of having a finger on the pulse of where the world is, and is going. Several businesses and tools were highlighted for their action in this area, which I will check out.”
~Anne-Marie Daniel, Roy Group
On the Lightweighting Inspired By Nature live Synapse webinar

The market for green chemistry is set to outpace the overall global chemical market during the current decade.
~BCC Research

Student discounts available. Please send request for a 10% student discount with copy of student ID to synapse@biomimicry.net prior to purchase.

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Cutting Edge Green Chemistry | Solving Modern Industrial and Commercial Challenges via Nature’s Genius (March 21 1:30 pm US MST)

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About Mark Dorfman
Mark Dorfman is biomimicry chemist and principal with Biomimicry 3.8. His work centers on the premise that living organisms, by necessity, have developed sophisticated, highly effective, life-friendly chemistries that can inspire provocative, high-performing, sustainable technology for modern society.

Mark applies the design principles of nature’s time-tested chemical strategies to develop innovative solutions to the toxic chemical and material challenges of the 21st Century. He couldn’t imagine a better way to spend the work week!


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