National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Find a Nature-Inspired Cluster

Are you interested in connecting with like-minded individuals?

V.I.N.E. has established a network of research clusters (working groups) to explore nature-inspired technology. See the areas of interest below.  If you would like to learn more about these clusters or connect with any of the catalysts listed, email  Please specify the name of the cluster in the Subject line of your email.

Cluster Catalyst
Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Sensors, Robotics Schilling / Trease / Robinson
Synthetic Biology, Artificial Evolution and Human Persistence in Space Alexander / Maurer
Multi-functional Materials, Structures, Processing Williams / Maurer
Hybrid and Alternative Manufacturing Reyes
Information, Communication, Education Brown / Eggermont
Systemology – biom* methods, philosophy, systems approaches Nagel / Mcnamera / Hearn
Energy Conversion, Power, Propulsion and Mobility Peshek
ISRU Trunek