Center of Excellence in Life-Inspired Hybrid Materials

  • Linder, Markus (Principal investigator)
  • Lemetti, Laura (Project Member)
  • Fedorov, Dmitrii (Project Member)
  • Aranko, Sesilja (Project Member)
  • Osmekhina, Ekaterina (Project Member)
  • Tunn, Isabell (Project Member)
  • Aspelin, Helena (Project Member)
  • Ateş, Can (Project Member)
  • Elfving, Karoliina (Project Member)

Project Details


The way we make and use materials affects virtually all aspects of our society, such as our health and quality of living. We anticipate that the future materials production will be influenced by biology in several ways. One way is that we will need to use more biologically derived raw materials to make products in a more sustainable way. Another is that we can draw inspiration from biology for new ways to achieve properties in materials. In this CoE, we combine research groups with backgrounds in bioscience, physics, chemistry, and computational modelling to be able to tackle problems that will advance hybrid materials. In particular, we take inspiration from life-like properties such as how structures form, how cells grow, adapt, and how signals are transmitted and stored. This will allow us to give materials new interactive properties and find new ways to make materials in general.
Effective start/end date01/01/202231/12/2024

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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