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Noted Biomimicry Expert Peter Niewiarowski Headlines Inaugural Research Seminar

New CSU lecture series seeks to enhance multidisciplinary collaboration

Peter Niewiarowski

Noted biologist and biomimicry expert Dr. Peter Niewiarowski, a Professor of Biology and Integrated Bioscience at the University of Akron, will give the inaugural address for Cleveland State University’s new Multidisciplinary Research Seminar Series. It seeks to enhance collaboration and research opportunities across disciplines to address the key issues facing society today.

The event will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., Friday, September 15 in Parker Hannifin Hall, room 104 on the CSU campus.

“The broad challenges in our increasingly complex world can be met only through multi-disciplinary collaborations,” notes Dr. Jerzy Sawicki, Vice President for Research at CSU and organizer of the series. “Through this series, Cleveland State seeks to enhance collaborative research across a wide variety of topic areas, from engineering, to science, to the arts and humanities, to creatively and meaningfully address the needs of our community and our society.”

Peter Niewiarowski conducts cutting edge research in amphibian population biology, life history evolution and physiological ecology. He currently serves as a principal investigator of UA’s Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center and is director of its Biomimicry Fellowship Program. Through his scholarship, Dr. Niewiarowski seeks to utilize multiple expertise areas, including the arts-science interface, organizational design and natural systems behavior, to enhance the development and utilization of biomimicry in multiple fields.

For more information on the Research Seminar Series including future dates, visit