Engineering Biology & Materials Science
Energy Challenge:

Reduce global energy consumption.

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.
Last updated: January 19, 2021 Back