About Living Materials Systems

The development of innovative materials and their application in complex systems have always been a key technology. Today, in materials science, we combine the best of two worlds – nature and technology.

Inspired by living nature, materials systems with life-like properties and functions integrate energy harvesting to adapt autonomously to environmental changes, and ensure longevity through damage control.

A crucial aspect is the technical application of the living materials systems, for example in soft machines and robots, innovative architecture and medical devices. In the context of life-like material systems, questions arise about societal challenges such as acceptance, sustainability and ethics.