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Natural Material Innovation

Sustainable Living
 

Principal Investigator

 Michael H.  Ramage
Director, Centre for Natural Material Innovation
Reader in Architecture and Engineering
Vice Master, Sidney Sussex College
01223 760121

Co-Investigators

Professor  Paul   Dupree
Professor of Biochemistry
Tutor for Graduate Students
Director of Studies in Natural Sciences (Biological)
Professor  Paul   Linden
G.I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics, DAMTP
Emeritus Fellow of Downing
Blasker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC San Diego
Professor  Oren  A. Scherman
Director of Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis
Chair in polymer chemistry

Research Associates

Dr Darshil U. Shah
University Lecturer in Materials (Fixed-term)
01223760124
Dr Ian  P. Wood
Dr Guanglu   Wu
Post-doctoral Research Associate
(Polymer; Physical Chemistry; Supramolecular Chemistry)
Dr Li  Yu
Post-doctoral Research Associate
+44 (0)1223 333686

Support staff

Research Administrator/Course Coordinator
01223765852

External collaborator

 Henry   Burridge
Lecturer in Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Faculty of Engineering,
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr Marta  Busse - Wicher
Post-doctoral Research Associate
+441223333686
 George  Fereday
Senior Lecturer, The CASS School of Architecture
+44 (0)1223 760 124
Dr Rob  Foster
Lecturer in Civil Engineering, University of Cambridge
 Eleni   Toumpanaki
Lecturer in Civil Engineering at University of Bristol
44(0)1223760124

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...