SynBio-Inspired Nanomaterials Manufacturing
Project In Brief
Transformative knowledge and toolsets for larger-scale manufacture of tunable and sustainable synbio nanomaterials
Current nanomaterials manufacturing is significantly wasteful (energy and solvent intensive), while Nature produces a wide range of sophisticated nanomaterials (biomineralisation) under ambient conditions.
By harnessing biomineralisation principles, we have developed a SynBio approach to synthesise nanomaterials with almost no waste. However, to date, only lab-scale production (mg quantities) of nanomaterials using SynBio has been possible.
1: Understanding particle formation pathways
2: Product design
3: Scale-up and manufacturing
This project has the potential to unlock major new opportunities in nanomaterials manufacturing and nanomaterials-based products – a market worth multibillion dollars annually.
See also: Research Detail