Where biology meets materials science

At the Bioinspired & Integrative Science Lab (a.k.a. The Fermart Lab) we believe materials sciences and engineering have always defined the boundaries of the human technological development and the societal characteristics. In fact, the historical periods of the humanity can be defined by the advances on the use of specific materials, such as stone, bronze, iron, and silicon/plastic. Our next technological age will be defined by the integration of biological concepts and components in every other engineering field, bringing society to what we have dubbed as the “Biomaterial age“.

In our laboratory we use materials science as starting point to the study of natural systems and the development of engineering solutions. Combining concepts and tools from animal physiology, ecology, ASTM testing, software engineering, or cellular engineering, we pursue two complementary objectives: the study and application of molecular principles of natural systems, and the integration of biological components and features into technological solutions.

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How to support our work

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We support our research with governmental/research funding, but we also accept donations. If you are an individual or company interested on supporting students with scholarships, help us buy new fancy equipment, or just cover our caffeine supply, you can do it via SUTD Office of Advancement and Development (preferred), giving.sg (for Singaporeans), or Paypal/Credit Card. Every gift is a significant contribution towards the growth of our group and the development of our research.

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