Design-Led Materials Finale: Talk, Show & Tell and Discussion

Design-Led Materials Finale: Talk, Show & Tell and Discussion

Monday 14 March 2016 10:00am - 2:30pm

Booking opens 8th March at 7pm

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Five collaborative teams of researchers with partners from UCL, Manchester, Leeds, the Crick Institute, Goldsmiths, CRI, the London College of Fashion and Dundee have been working on design-led materials research and community-building projects over the last 6 months.

In this finale they are coming together to meet other members of the design and materials research community, talk about their projects, show some of the progress and outcomes of these pilots, and discuss the pros and cons of working between disciplines.

Projects vary from the integration of wearable, stretchable screen-printed sensors into a glove for performance art and physiotherapy, to a series of workshops aimed at bringing designers and biologists together to come up with new ideas for products based on biomaterials.


The Schedule: 

10.00 – 10.15      Round table introductions

10.15 – 10.30      Welcome to the Institute of Making. Prof Mark Miodownik (UCL Institute of Making)

10.30 – 10.50      Printable, Stretchable, Conductive Sensors for Dancers, Performance And Physiotherapy. Dr Sally Day, Thomas Gilbert (UCL Electronic and Electrical Engineering) & Prof Sandy Black (London College of Fashion).

10.50 – 11.10      High Resolution Printing of Electrical Interconnects for Biomedical, Haptics and Soft Robotic Devices. Dr Manish Tiwari (UCL Mechanical Engineering) & Prof Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam (Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Leeds General Infirmary.)

11.10 – 11.30      Coffee break

11.30 - 11.50      Design, Modelling and Characterisation of 3D Printed Porous Structures. Richard Beckett (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture), Mina Bergstad & Dr Nima Shokri (University of Manchester School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Sciences).

11.50 – 12.10      3D Printing of Metal for Prosthetics. Elliott Magee (UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering) & Dr Graham Pullin (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design).

12.10 – 12.30      Co-Lab Biomaterials Workshops. Paloma Portela Torres (UCL Molecular Biology), Lena Asai (Goldsmiths Design) & Ke Fang (CRI, Paris).

12.30 – 13.30      Discussion

13.30 – 14.30      Lunch

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