Engineering Biology & Materials ScienceEnergy Challenge:
Construction materials that get stronger with usage/increased loads (such as for bridges).
- Technical Achievement: Design tools to link performance characteristics to biological systems that have the required characteristics, to create a directory of biological functions that may be integrated in materials design.
- Technical Achievement: Achieve everlasting synthetic cells which can incorporate synthesizing materials for the controlled chemical reaction and deposition based on engineered sensors within the “cell wall”; the synthetic cell would be robust to hydration and temperature changes expected for the specific environment of the structure.
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