Engineering Biology & Materials Science



EnergyEnergy focuses on materials that can help to achieve reliable, affordable, clean energy and to help reduce the consumption of energy worldwide. This includes engineering biology-enabled materials that can capture, store, convert, or produce energy, including thermal, kinetic, or electrical energy (details can also be found in the technical Breakthrough Capability: Utilize biology to enable chemical, thermal, kinetic, and electrical storage and release from materials). Energy also considers the application of transistors and semiconductors enabled by engineered biology.

Societal Challenges

Last updated: January 19, 2021