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The Bio-based Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture Group (BioMat) was founded by Prof. Dr.-Ing Hanaa Dahy in 2016 at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Stuttgart, followed by the opening of a second branch in 2022 at the Institute of Planning in the Technical Faculty of IT and Design (TECH) of the Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus.

Our goal at BioMat is to explore innovative solutions for future sustainable Architecture. The design philosophy of BioMat sees material properties as a design tool, merging the fields of Material Research, Architectural Design, and Digital Fabrication to create feasible sustainable applications for the built environment.

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LATEST NEWS

Natural resources in Architecture and Construction

Hanaa Dahy and Jan Knippers published a Chapter about Biopolymers and Biocomposites based on agricultural resides in the book ‘Cultivated Building Materials: Industrialized Natural Resources for Architecture and Construction’ from Birkhäuser in 2017. To request the chapter, please follow the link.

Article about Biocomoposites

Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hanaa Dahy published an article about the fabrication, design and customized applicatications of Biocomposites based on annuarl renewable fibres and biopolymers. The understanding of fabrication processes with various polymers is explained, as well as the different design strategies and possibilites.

You can access the whole article with the following link.

Interview with BioPro Baden-Württemberg

Junior professor Dr.-Ing. Hanaa Dahy and her team from the ITKE in Stuttgart had an interview with the BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH about the biobased materials that they are developing.

The full interview is available here.

Open Position at BioMat – Research associate position (75% E13 TVL)

The BioMat research group (Bio-based Materials and Materials Cycles in Architecture), located at the ITKE (Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design) is now hiring!
A research associate position (75% E13 TVL) is open.
Important Dates:
Final application deadline: 21. August 2017
Expected start: 01. October 2017 or upon agreement.