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Elvin Karana is Professor of Materials Innovation and Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering

Elvin Karana, Research Professor of Biobased Art and Design, has been appointed Full Professor of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the TU Delft. She received the title in recognition of her excellent teaching and research into materials and design.

For Karana becoming a professor at the TU Delft is just a beginning. In the future she aspires to make her research group a forerunner in the field of Materials Innovation and Design, with an eye on training future designers to develop the competency to tackle the complex challenges of materials in our future.

Karana believes that design research should focus on the more effective ways to couple theory and practice from biology, product design, social sciences, materials science and engineering. Wide spread acceptance of a new material in society is a lengthy process according to Karana. Innovations in materials are considered a high-risk investment with large economic, ecological and social impact. With her vision on the future of design and use of living materials she has inspired may professionals in the field and connects experimental materials with real world adaptation. She particularly focuses on innovative biobased materials that corporate living organisms, such as algae, fungi and bacteria.

Within the Research Group Biobased Art and Design at the Avans University Karana also applies her vision on the future of design and use of living materials. Here Karana and her research group explore the role of artistic practice in unlocking the unique potentials of living organisms for everyday materials.

The following news item on the website of TU Delft served as a source.
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‘The dynamic relationship between humans and living artefacts will continue to evolve reciprocally with mutual care.’

Elvin Karana is Research Professor of Biobased Art and Design at the Avans and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, leading the research group Materializing Futures at TU/Delft. 

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Research Group: Biobased Art and Design

The research group Biobased Art and Design capitalises on the role of artistic practice in unlocking the unique potentials of living organisms for everyday materials and communicating these to a broader public. In doing so, the group aims to instigate and accelerate our widespread understanding, further development and usage of such materials. The group’s research approach encourages tangible interactions with the living organisms, such as algae, fungi, plants and bacteria, to explore and understand their unique qualities and constraints through diverse technical and creative methods taking artists, designers and scientists as equal and active partners in the material creation.

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