The ELMI is a collaborative hub for basic science, technology development, and education related to materials built of and/or by engineered, non-mammalian, living organisms. We aim to revolutionize technology for society through reimagined large-scale infrastructure and human-scale products; while at the same time enabling society’s expansion through off-world exploration and habitation made possible with materials and structures that are grown from renewable resources, rather than manufactured.
Cornell Atkinson awards $1.4 million to new sustainability projects
Concentrations of certain pollutants indoors are frequently two to five times higher than outdoors, causing human health problems ranging from headaches and respiratory disease to heart disease and cancer, according to the EPA. Researchers aim to develop a fundamentally new approach to managing indoor air quality by creating a class of programmable, yeast-based living materials that can achieve real-time diagnosis and improve ambient air quality.
We are a creative, innovative, collaborative team of researchers and domain experts from across Cornell University exploring frontier science and developing revolutionary technology that brings engineered living materials and structures out of the realm of science fiction and into an unprecedented reality, advancing our society.
We are excited about expanding the ELMI community. There are plenty of ways for people both internal and external to Cornell to get involved in our basic science, technology transition, and educational mission.
If you have questions,
please contact the ELMI Director Prof. Meredith Silberstein.