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Monika Brandic Lipinska

Monika Brandic Lipinska

Alien Technology for Alien Worlds: Design for Biological Construction of Living Habitation on Mars

The research explores the potential and challenges of using bio-composites for space applications - and how these might be addressed - providing functionally graded, mycelium-based bio-composites for the construction of regenerative and adaptive extraterrestrial habitats. Based on the idea of engineered living materials, the concept employs the living biological growth in a controlled environment for the process of material fabrication, assembly and maintenance.

M.H.Lipinska2@newcastle.ac.uk 

Monika Lipinska