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Bartlett academics to play role in new UCL Centre

26 March 2013

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The announcement of a new Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering at UCL, will bring leading engineers and scientists together to address some of the major engineering challenges facing the world.

As part of a highly interdisciplinary team of researchers, Dr Sean Hanna, Lecturer in Space and Adaptive Architectures from The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies and Prof Alan Penn, Dean of The Bartlett and Professor of Architectural and Urban Computing, will work to draw lessons from nature to engineer innovative solutions to our grand challenges in energy, water, materials, health, and living space.

The built environment is potentially a major application domain for the work, Dr Hanna said: “We would expect that innovations made in, for example, adaptive materials, could make a significant impact within the built environment.”

Read more on the UCL website