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Beets, Josine (author)
Incorporating living cells into a non-living matrix is one of the many possible steps that can be undertaken to stop climate change. Especially, photosynthetic organisms have a promising future in material design as they can capture atmospheric carbon dioxide and ’ breathe’ oxygen. This research dives into unravelling the properties of a...
master thesis 2023
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Spoelstra, Linde (author)
Mycelium based composites (MBC) have revolutionised the field of material production, where a living fungus is employed to overgrow and bind lignocellulosic substrate materials together. Their bio-based nature, low embodied energy, and biodegradability, mark their great potential to reduce the increasing pressure conventional materials put on...
master thesis 2023
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Oh, J.J. (author), Ammu, S.K. (author), Vriend-Harwig, V.D. (author), Kieffer, R.Y. (author), Dr. Kleiner, F.K. (author), Balasubramanian, S. (author), Karana, E. (author), Masania, K. (author), Aubin-Tam, M.E. (author)
Engineered living materials (ELMs) are a novel class of functional materials that typically feature spatial confinement of living components within an inert polymer matrix to recreate biological functions. Understanding the growth and spatial configuration of cellular populations within a matrix is crucial to predicting and improving their...
journal article 2023
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Carrete, Israel A. (author), Ghodrat, S. (author), Scherer, Diana (author), Karana, E. (author)
Plant root growth can be altered by introducing obstacles in the path of growth. This principle is used in design to produce planar grid structures composed of interweaving roots. The Engineered Plant Root Materials (EPRMs) grown with this method have the potential to serve as environmentally sensitive alternatives for conventional materials,...
journal article 2023
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Ertürkan, H. (author), Karana, E. (author), Mugge, R. (author)
Living materials are a nascent material class where living organisms are embedded and kept alive in the design outcome to achieve novel functionalities, expressions, and interactions. Experiential characterisation studies with potential endusers will provide insights for developing these novel materials for meaningful material<br/>applications....
conference paper 2022
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Zhou, J. (author), Barati, B. (author), Giaccardi, Elisa (author), Karana, E. (author)
This paper offers a taxonomy of digital tools for crafting habitabilities in biodesign practices. Over the past decade, interest has grown among design and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) scholars to explore the potentials of living organisms for novel responsive behavior and interaction possibilities. Yet, to date, it remains unexplored how...
journal article 2022
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Ablonczy, Mark (author)
Filamentous fungi grow large networks of biomass with minimal energy input. This biomass consists of polysaccharide-based filamentous networks and adherent extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). Recent reports show that this biomass can be formed into plastic-like thin film materials. Further, non-filamentous fungi have been applied as living...
master thesis 2021
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Yu, K. (author)
Catastrophic breakage of a material might bring severe accidents in aerospace engineering, construction, and transportation field. Therefore, engineering material with high toughness values is very important for these special applications. Many biological materials in nature, such as nacre, silk, and wood, possess high toughness values because...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Sonneveld, Diederik (author)
The potential and development of mycelium based materials has been increasing over the last years. This material is proving to be a green alternative for a variety of commodity materials like plastics, wood, leather, etc because of its ability to upcycle waste streams. A lot of existing research performed is focussed on the environmental factors...
master thesis 2021
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Vriend, Vivian (author)
This graduation report aimed to improve the mechanical properties of a sustainable 3D print material made of microalgae, in order to create an macro-porous 3D structure with enhanced longevity and photosynthetic activity. This research builds upon the alginate based bio-ink from Balasubramanian et al (2021). Their material proposal lacked...
master thesis 2021
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van Dortmont, Tim (author)
Within this graduation project, the qualities and potential of bioluminescent micro-algae will be explored with the use of the Material Driven Design Method, as described by Karana et al.(2015). This project aims to provide designers first insights in the behaviour of the bioluminescent algae by looking at the relation between movement and light...
master thesis 2020
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Karana, E. (author), Barati, B. (author), Giaccardi, Elisa (author)
Biodesign suggests the integration of living organisms, such as bacteria, algae, fungi, and plants, into design, prevalently as material sources. Designers mobilize livingness of organisms at the design time (e.g., their grow-ability into predefined forms, their ability to release colour in growth, etc.), for achieving a minimal ecological...
journal article 2020
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