Published on 15 Mar 2022

Making the next generation of materials

MAE Assistant Professor Hortense Le Ferrand, who is also a National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow creates ceramic and ceramic-based composites that are stronger, more heat-resistant, and many more. Her research applies technology that is getting popular in Industry 4.0, 3D printing, to create materials that can change their shape in predetermined ways with temperature.

“We’re interested in morphing materials because they have so many potential applications. If you think about an aircraft’s wings, they adjust to the airflow during flights to reduce fuel consumption. If we design materials that respond to different stimuli, they could do similar things for buildings – adapt to the environment to lower buildings’ energy use.” - Assistant Professor Hortense Le Ferrand

Interested to read more about this research? Find the research published in the link below!
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