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Biologically-Inspired and Research-Conserving Advanced Materials (BRAVE)

Biologically-Inspired & Resource-Conserving Advanced Materials (BRAVE) is a research institute that focuses on enabling new solutions for envisioning a more sustainable future for energy and water consumption and deriving inspiration from biological materials and physical phenomena to drive new frontiers in materials design and processing innovation. BRAVE is one of the first recipients of funding through the new initiative Drexel Areas of Research Excellence (DARE).

BRAVE will form a research institute involving 30 faculty from 6 Drexel colleges and schools to stake out a national leadership role in the synthesis and processing of biologically inspired and multifunctional materials. Research leadership includes:

  • Prof. Michele Marcolongo
  • Prof. Chris Li
  • Assoc. Prof. Steve May
  • Hoeganaes Assoc. Prof. Mitra Taheri
  • Assoc. Prof.  Goran Karapetrov
  • Asst. Prof. Lin Han