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© 2017 Benedetto Marelli

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Department of Civil and Envrionmental Engineering 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 1-348 Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 (617) 253-7113

The research group is focused on the fabrication of new forms of biopolymers and their biomanufacturing to invent advanced materials that can interact with biomolecules, living matter and the environment.  Our work lies at the interface between biomaterials science, self-assembly and advanced fabrication and we aim to engineer new materials that work at the biotic/abiotic interface to bring biomaterials-based innovation in agriculture, food security and food safety. Other interests of the group are the engineering of biointerfaces and the preservation of living matter and biological materials in anhydrous environments.

Photo: Lillie Paquette / MIT School of Engineering