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The Author – Contact Details etc

This is a summation of research carried out into hook shaped biological attachment mechanisms (unassessed due to health reasons).  The title of the thesis porposal was: “The Functional Ecology and Mechanical Properties of Hooks in Nature” but I pretty quickly zoomed into the idea of working on the Tools used to observe and measure these characteristics, particularly at the range of size that Natural hooks predominantly are.  This in turn led to a focus on micron sized, frictional, multi-use, probablistic hook-shaped natural fasteners.


At first t was a matter of establishing the intellectual property as my own.  Since then (2014) I have had three papers published, the first last July, the second in December 2015, and a final paper has just been published (05/2016):


I have also entered this into the Buckminster-Fuller competition – 2016.


If you like what you see – I am seeking employment.


You will find a phd transfer paper and detailed mock-ups of potential papers/topics/design avenues etc.

There was a shortage of information and I collated alot in my time. It seems a shame to waste it all.

Bruce E Saunders, MEng

Now see


Bruce Saunders @BruceSaunders23


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    Hello, Bruce . You recently contributed a poem to the #PoetsforPeace collaboration. An online magazine liked the spirit of the collaboration, and asked to publish it. We need your permission to include your poem.
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