Biomaterials: Creating a Circular, Sustainable Future

Julia Hansen (FabLab Boston)

Joe Sahl (GE Aviation, US)

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

at 6:30 pm

236 Richards Hall
Biomaterials Mussels
ABSTRACT:

The Boston Biomaterials Working Group explores materials recipes that come directly from nature’s nutrients. Our goal is to make beautiful, useful, and completely biodegradable materials from locally abundant resources. This talk will introduce you to the group’s method of materials development and opportunities to get involved.

BIOS:
Julia Hansen
FabLab Boston

Julia manages a digital fabrication lab in Boston, where inventors and creatives make amazing things. Her background in urban design helps her steer the lab towards initiatives that support sustainability and inclusion in design and making.

Joe Sahl
GE Aviation, US

Joe is a project engineer at GE Aviation in Lynn, MA where they produce gas turbine engines to power the F/A 18 Hornet and Super Hornet fighter aircraft, among many others.  A background in materials science and a career in manufacturing will help him develop guidelines for producing consistent properties as the group works to innovate, iterate, and scale the recipes for these new materials.