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George Fereday MA RCA

George Fereday , MA RCA

Senior Lecturer, The CASS School of Architecture


Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 760 124

Biography:

George is Senior Lecturer and Technology Coordinator at the The CASS Faculty of Architecture, London Metropolitan University.

He studied product design at the Royal College of Art before working at Foster+Partners architects as a Materials Researcher. During this time he worked closely with clients and industrial partners to research and develop novel materials and manufacturing processes for use on projects including the Apple Campus, Apple Stores and Bloomberg Headquarters.

 

Research Interests

George's research interests include materials innovation for the built environment, bio-composites, interdisciplinary working and knowledge transfer.

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A strategy to improve the processing of softwood to sustainable biomaterials and biofuels

Sep 21, 2017

In a paper recently published in Biotechnology for Biofuels we are looking at a possible way to improve the processing of timber derived from conifers to feedstock used for sustainable manufacturing of novel biomaterials and biofuels. Softwood, as any other timber, is predominantly composed of plant secondary cell walls - an intricate matrix of polysaccharides and phenolic compounds which surround wood cells. Due to abundance of trees, plant secondary cell walls are the largest, renewable, resource of bioenergy on the planet.

Green method developed for making technical fibres

Sep 07, 2017

The team at the Centre for Natural Material Innovation has designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that mimics the qualities of spider silk and viscose rayon, and is ‘spun’ from a material that is 98% water.

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