SynBio-Inspired Nanomaterials Manufacturing
Project In Brief
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
News & Events
Bridging the gap between bio-inspired nanomaterial chemistry and sustainable manufacture (Jan 2020)
The SynBIM Symposium will be held in January 2020. Further details will be announced shortly. The event will comprise showcase and workshop sessions. The former will include contributions from both within and beyond the project: reporting on recent progress and exploring the wider vision. The latter will look to future opportunities, new directions and building collaboration. There will be an accompanying poster session and informal networking. If you would like to stay up to date as plans progress please sign-up to our newslist via this short form.
Source: SynBIM Video