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Natural Material Innovation

Upgrading Softwood for use in High Rise Construction

naturalmaterialCambPlants Initiative collaborated in the proposal for the Research Programme Grant from the Leverhulme Trust on the theme of Natural Material Innovation.

Led by the Department of Architecture the research involves unique collaborations with the University’s Department of Biochemistry, Department of Plant Sciences, Departments of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and Department of Chemistry.

The funding of £1.75 million over five years will enable exploration and development of the potential for natural materials in the built environment.

A fundamental premise of the work is that natural materials are an essential component of a sustainable future, but that unmodified, such materials are not up to the task. 

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Press release

www.natmat.group.cam.ac.uk