Design & Nature 2010 (June 2010, Pisa Italy)

The Fifth International Conference on Comparing Design in Nature with Science and Engineering.
Organised By: Wessex Institute of Technology, UK
Sponsored By: International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics

View the conference website, which has full details about the conference objectives, topics and submission requirements at:

Design and Nature 2010 includes a Special Seminar on Constructal Law organised by Prof Adrian Bejan from Duke University, USA

Registration for Design and Nature 2010 is now open online via the conference website.

Participants who opt to have their paper permanently and openly accessible on the WIT Press eLibrary will receive a USB Flash Drive containing all the papers presented at previous conferences in the Urban Transport series.

Publication of Papers

Papers are published in the Transactions of the Wessex Institute of Technology and distributed throughout the world. In addition, they are archived in the Wessex Institute eLibrary where they are permanently and easily accessible to the international community.

Delegates attending Design and Nature 2010 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper for publication in the International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, associated with the Wessex Institute of Technology.

Abstract Submission

Submit an abstract via the conference website: or contact the Conference Secretariat below.

Conference Topics

  • Shape and form in engineering and nature
  • Nature and architectural design
  • Biomimetics
  • Natural materials in engineering
  • Complexity
  • Education in Design and Nature
  • Thermodynamics in nature
  • Mechanics in nature
  • Bioengineering
  • Solutions from nature
  • Collective behaviour in nature

Conference Secretariat

Irene Moreno Millan, Conference Secretariat, Design and Nature 2010
Wessex Institute of Technology, Ashurst Lodge, Ashurst
Southampton, SO40 7AA
Telephone: 44 (0) 238 029 3223  Fax: 44 (0) 238 029 2853

Please circulate this announcement to colleagues who may be interested in this conference. They can subscribe by e-mailing with ‘Subscribe – Design and Nature 2010’ as the subject line.


About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is

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