HYBER is the Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence in Molecular Engineering of Biosynthetic Hybrid Materials research (2014-2019). HYBER combines four groups working on molecular self-assembly, genetic engineering of proteins, biotechnical production of engineered biomolecules, and plant cell wall materials.
HYBER is formed by groups of Academy Professor Olli Ikkala, Professor Markus Linder, Professor Merja Penttilä, Profesor Orlando Rojas and Professor Janne Laine. The combination of our expertise enables research of controlling and designing self-assembly and structural hierarchies in multicomponent hybrid materials from the molecular and colloidal level upwards.
VISION: Biological concepts for the next generation materials science.
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Researchers discover self-assembling 2D and 3D materials formed by tiny gold nanoclusters
Self-assembling 2D and 3D materials formed by tiny gold nanoclusters
The free-standing two-dimensional nanosheets will bring opportunities towards new-generation functional materials.
Physicist Robin Ras receives 2 million euro ERC funding for research on non-wetting surfaces
Robin Ras receives 2 million euro ERC funding for non-wetting surfaces
In the future, new types of extremely non-wetting surfaces can be applied from everyday life to high-performance microfluidic devices.