Design Talk: “Bio-Materialization: A New Scientific Design Approach”

This talk will present cutting-edge ceramic technologies that use organic structures and substances to generate new types of ceramic materials, products and one-of-a-kind design objects. By means of high-temperature transformation, 3d-printing, carbon-fiber fabric forming and PVD-technology, Dr. Markus Holzbach, Ceramic Engineer, Architect, and Material Specialist, and Werner W. Lorke, Physicist and Material Scientist, from Frankfurt, Germany, are able to convert biological artifacts into ceramic objects that retain the original structural features across multiple scales. This presentation will acquaint the audience with the process, materials and tooling possibilities to create forms, shapes & functions with the concept of “bio-materialization.”


Dr. Markus Holzbach, Professor of Visualization and Materialization, HfG University of Art & Design
Werner W. Lorke, Professor of Technology & Ecology, HfG University of Art & Design

Refreshments will be served


Events hosts: Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering


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