9. Gecko-Inspired Polymer Adhesives

  1. Hongbo Zeng
  1. Yiğit Mengüç and
  2. Metin Sitti

Published Online: 26 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118505175.ch9

Polymer Adhesion, Friction, and Lubrication

Polymer Adhesion, Friction, and Lubrication

How to Cite

Mengüç, Y. and Sitti, M. (2013) Gecko-Inspired Polymer Adhesives, in Polymer Adhesion, Friction, and Lubrication (ed H. Zeng), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118505175.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Author Information

  1. Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470916278

Online ISBN: 9781118505175



  • gecko-inspired polymer adhesives;
  • biological, and gecko adhesion;
  • micro-structured adhesives;
  • gecko-inspired adhesives/fabrication;
  • bioinspired, in medical adhesives


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biological Inspirations

  • Mechanical Principles of Structured Adhesive Surfaces

  • Gecko-Inspired Adhesives and Their Fabrication

  • Applications of Bioinspired Adhesives

  • Future Directions: Unsolved Challenges and Possible Applications

  • References