· Knitted pneumatic robot based on tensile structure

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To form the concept of so-called "cities", human habits should not be completely separated from the natural environment. This project proposes a new approach to the division of human living space: to find a new way of dividing space that is dynamic and responsive to the natural environment, starting with the optimal human-nature relationship.

Robotics & Textile

Personal Work
(May - Dec 2022)

· Automated use of UV laser to control fungi growth pattern in 2D

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'Mycelian' is a project that develops a cross-species basic language system for transferring information to fungi by manipulating the intensity and shape of light. A possibility called nature-assisting human design and construction is proposed to break the inertia of human beings alone in the past.

Biodesign & Material

Personal Work
(Jan - Jul 2022)

· Automated use of UV laser to control fungi growth pattern in 3D

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This project represents an advanced iteration of the “Mycelian I”, evolving to incorporate 3D control mechanisms following “Mycelian I”'s successful implementation of controlling fungal growth patterns on a 2D plane.

Biodesign & Material

Personal Work
(Jan - Jul 2022)

MYCELIAN III - MUFER                                   ︎ coming soon...
· Fur-textured fungal fabrics

This study explores a novel type of bio-composite material designed to mimic the texture and appearance of fur by fostering a symbiotic relationship between Mucor mold and Shiitake mushrooms. Aimed at providing an eco-friendly and ethical alternative to fur, this unique biomanufacturing process leverages the distinct properties of both fungi: the mycelium of Shiitake mushrooms forms a durable base, while the Mucor mold imparts a fur-like texture and appearance to the material.
Biodesign & Material

Personal Work
(Jun 2023 - currently)

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· Printers that can be customized with diverse fungal materials

This research utilizes the material properties of different fungal species and their distinct responses to light, such as the fur-like texture of Mucor and the leather-like texture of Shiitake mushrooms. It delves into how Shiitake mycelium undergoes browning when exposed to light, and how fungi exhibit negative phototropism growth patterns. The study has developed a method for creating a variety of fungal materials. Previously, the range of fungal materials was quite limited, constraining their potential applications. However, with this new technology, it is now possible to use standard two-dimensional laser cutting machines to produce fungal materials with unique colors, textures, and shapes.
Biodesign & Material

Personal Work
(Oct 2023 - currently)

🥇Brown University Hazeltine Maker Grant

MYCELIAN V - FUNGAL CIRCUITS           ︎ coming soon...
· Conductive fungal material for green circuit boards

The field of bioelectronics has explored the intrinsic conductivity of melanin, and the correlation between Shiitake melanin production (browning) and UV light exposure has led us to propose using UV lasers to guide specific circuit patterns on a fungal substrate. This approach enables the formation of biocircuits that are conductive only in areas rich in melanin. This research aims to pioneer a novel method in the fabrication of purely fungal circuits, pointing towards a future of green electronics.
Biodesign & Material

Personal Work(Sep 2023 - currently)