Fabio and Hortense publish paper in Nature Communications
Inspired by the hygroscopical movement of plant seed's dispersal units, we developed a process to self-shape hard ceramics into intricate and complex shapes during their sintering at high temperature. Such a bottom-up shaping method is attractive for applications that would benefit from low-waster ceramic fabrication, temperature-resistant interlocking structures or unusual geometries not accessible using conventional top-down manufacturing.
Madeleine publishes paper in Advanced Materials
Bulk nacre-like composites with mineral nano-interconnectivity display stiffness and strength levels comparable to that of continuous fiber composites, with the advantage of easier processability inherent of discontinuous composites. This opens new possibilities to composite produce parts with more complex designs.
Alessandro publishes paper in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Combining step emulsification with microfluidic glass devices allows for the fabrication of novel functional materials at high throughput, which is shown in a new publication.