Matt Eniberger earned his Master's degree in International Affairs at UC San Diego, focusing his studies on international environmental policy, renewable energy, sustainable development, and climate change. He worked as research analyst on the Biomimicry case study project and served as lead author for several of the case studies. He has since interned for the United Nations, organized a grassroots campaign in his home country Austria's presidential elections as a volunteer, and is currently a consultant for the Global Environment Facility's Independent Evaluation Office in DC.
LUCA DE VIVO NICOLOSO - Research Analyst
Luca's PH.D research focuses on Structural Bio-Inspired Design; he is currently researching ways to apply nature's shapes, patterns, and forms to enhance civil and aerospace structures. He is also considering applying these principles to other fields, such as biomedicine, art, and architecture. Luca plans to use his interdisciplinary background in structural, material, and computer sciences and engineering to improve our understanding of biological structures. He believes that by mimicking nature we will be able to build lighter, stronger, safer, and more sustainable manmade systems.
Luca is also an entrepreneur at heart, and is a firm believer in the power of multidisciplinary teams and their ability to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. He is currently working with a team of young professionals and graduate students from UCSD in the bio-inspired design of an autonomous nutrient supply system (ANSA) for hydroponics. His dream is to one day start a multidisciplinary biomimetic design office that would bring together people from diverse disciplines, ranging from engineering to psychology, to collectively work towards the solutions to our future challenges.
Simone Gagnon - Research Analyst
Simone is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego, where she is pursing her degree in General Biology.
Her interest in science, and her eagerness to explore the different factions of biology, encouraged her to become a member of the Biomimicry Project Team, which produced a comprehensive analysis of various Biomimicry case studies, in hopes the information obtained will provide a reliable source for up-and-coming Biomimicry companies. In the future, she hopes to become more involved in therapeutic practice and research.
Cypress Lampe - Research Analyst
Cypress is an undergraduate student at University of California, San Diego where she is completing her Political Science degree with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Her passion for writing and Biomimicry, as well as interest in business led her to become a part of the Biomimicry Finance Project team which features business case studies and outlines trends to promote success for biomimicry businesses. She hopes to become more involved in biomimicry with an emphasis in marketing and research.
bryan zhu - Research Analyst
Bryan is a student attending UCSD pursuing a B.S. in Bioengineering. He has always had a great interest in biomimicry and how nature has had so long to perfect solutions to all sorts of problems. Bryan joined the group as a way to become more involved in the field of biomimicry and has come out with the invaluable experience of working with people from all different walks of life. Bryan hopes to be able to continue to incorporate different disciplines in an attempt to solve current issues and improve quality of life not just for humans, but for all of the living organisms inhabiting the home we call Earth.
Ziwen Han - Research Analyst
Ziwen Han is pursuing her MBA degree in Global Business at the University of Redlands. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from UC San Diego in International Management focusing on APAC region. In 2013, she interned at the World Trade Center in San Diego. From 2014 to 2015, she interned as a business development analyst at several startup technology companies and a market research analyst at the Biomimicry San Diego. From 2015 to 2016, she worked as a pricing strategy specialist at China Telecom Americas in Los Angeles. During these three internships and a full time job, she analyzed sales data, wrote reports and conducted market analysis in the healthcare and technology industries. After the MBA program, she would like to work as a business consultant in the IT industry.
Biomimicry Businesss Intelligence
"For businesses, biomimicry is about bringing a new discipline - biology - to the design table. It's not to write an environmental impact statement, as most biologists in business do right now."