Research in the Materials Science Research Centre focuses on the invention and the experience of materials to address real world challenges, specifically environmental sustainability, and human health and wellbeing.
A series of studies to assess the feasibility of the three main research areas for Sustainable Future Materials, Manufacturing and Consumer Experience.
This project aims to establish a strategy for designing garments and consumer experiences that contribute to a circular economy by inviting and empowering consumers to participate in closing the material circles.
Professor Sharon Baurley
Professor of Design & Materials
Sharon’s research is focused on advanced interdisciplinary human-centred design methods to create new ‘Product Cultures’, as a strategy for post-Industrial Design in the age of the Anthropocene, that de-couple the use of materials resources from human wellbeing and economic development, in the context of the Fab City, where cities are locally productive whilst being globally connected.
Dr Bruna Petreca
Research Fellow in Human Experience & Materials
Bruna is a design researcher and practitioner whose research engages with and develops a deeper understanding of the sensory characterisation of materials.
Dr Miriam Ribul
Research Fellow in Materials Circularity for Distributed Manufacture
Miriam’s research reaches beyond disciplinary boundaries, creating trans-disciplinary methodological approaches to material design at the intersection of materials science, technology and design.
Katrine's work aims to intrigue, interest and invite people to take steps in the direction towards a more sustainable, fair, fun and beautiful future for our society.