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
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Bridging the gap between bio-inspired nanomaterial chemistry and sustainable manufacture
The SynBIM Symposium will be held in Manchester on 22-23 January 2020. The event combines a one day showcase and half day development workshop. The former will include oral and poster contributions from academia and industry both within and beyond the SynBIM project: reporting on recent progress and exploring the wider vision. The workshop aims to engage funders and R&D specialists from industry and academia to explore future opportunities, new directions and building collaboration. Further Details.