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Read more at: Timber Towers of Tomorrow

Timber Towers of Tomorrow

Explore the science and engineering of supertall timber from cells to skyscrapers at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition Did you know it takes just 4 hours to grow a 300 metre tall timber tower in the sustainable forests of Europe? To find out many other interesting ideas, and know why...

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Teachers' Resources

We have prepared an Education Pack for school teachers to use in class. The information that you'll find in the pack will offer context to our exhibit, allowing teachers to plan ahead for a visit by introducing their students to the main themes and ideas behind our interdisciplinary research...

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Video Resources

TedX Cambridge talk on 'Timber Towers of Tomorrow' by Dr Michael Ramage, Director of the Centre for Natural Material Innovation. The Economist video on our research ‘Wooden skyscrapers could be the future of our cities'

Read more at: MADE Undergraduate Course Student Survey

MADE Undergraduate Course Student Survey

The University of Cambridge is looking to offer a new 4-year undergraduate course in 'Materials Architecture Design Engineering (MADE)'. By completing this short 10-minute online survey , students can help us gather feedback on the course, as well as the design of the course curriculum. Tell your...

Latest news

Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2019

27 June 2019

Come visit us at our 'Timber Towers of Tomorrow' exhibit at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2019, London from the 1st to 7th July 2019 (10am to 6pm)

New insight into the structure of building blocks of plant biomass.

6 November 2018

In a paper recently published in Plant Physiology we investigate the structure and function of one of an important component of plant biomass – galactoglucomannan (GGM). The GGM is a polysaccharide, a polymer made from multiple sugar molecules joined together. It is one of the principal components of softwood, wood from...

FLOWER approved by the Interreg VA France (Channel) England Programme

15 June 2018

FLOWER aims to develop innovative flax fibre reinforcements for sustainable composites applications in the marine, automotive and point-of-sale advertising sectors

Professor Paul Dupree named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher

7 December 2017

We are thrilled by the news that Professor Paul Dupree, our project Co-I has been named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher,with the Dupree group’s research among the top 1% most cited works in the field of plant and animal biology. Professor Dupree commented that: “ I’m very proud to be named a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher...