Institute of Making

For more than twenty years I have championed materials science research that links to the arts and humanities, medicine, and society. This culminated seven years ago in the establishment of the UCL Institute of Making, which is is a multidisciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities. I am a director and run the research programme.  Our Seventh Year report that summaries all our work is here.

The recent research papers from this activity are listed below.

Jackson, R. J., Patrick, P. S., & Miodownik, M. (2020). Functionally graded 3D printed asphalt composites. Materials Letters: X, 7, 100047. doi:10.1016/j.mlblux.2020.100047

Oldfrey, B., Tchorzewska, A., Jackson, R., Croysdale, M., Loureiro, R., Holloway, C., & Miodownik, M. (2021). Additive manufacturing techniques for smart prosthetic liners. Medical Engineering & Physics, 87, 45-55. doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2020.11.006

Ben Oldfrey, Richard Jackson, Peter Smitham and Mark Miodownik, A Deep Learning Approach to Non-linearity in Wearable Stretch Sensors, Front. Robot. AI, 08 May 2019

Richard Jackson, Adam Wojcik, Mark Miodownik, 3D printing of asphalt and its effect on mechanical properties.Materials & Design Volume 160, 15 December (2018), Pages 468-474.

S. E. Wilkes & M. A. Miodownik (2018) Materials library collections as tools for interdisciplinary research, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 43:1, 3-23, DOI: 10.1080/03080188.2018.1435450

Mark Ransley, Peter Smitham and Mark Miodownik, Active chainmail fabrics for soft robotic applications, Smart Materials and Structures  (2017) DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa7221

Sarah Wilkes, Supinya Wongsriruksa, Philip Howes, Richard Gamester, Harry Witchel, Martin Conreen, Zoe Laughlin, Mark Miodownik Design tools for interdisciplinary translation of material experiences. (2016) Materials & Design.

Hashimdeen, S. H., Thorogate, R., Miodownik, M., & Edirisinghe, M. J. (2016). Fabrication of bespoke nasal septal scaffolds. Materials and Design, 90, 403-409. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.10.120

Miodownik, M. (2015) Towards Designing New Sensoaesthetic Materials: The Role of Materials Libraries, in The Social Life of Materials, Editor(s): Adam Drazin, Susanne Küchler, Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781472592668

Hashimdeen SH, Miodownik M, Edirisinghe MJ (2014) The Design and Construction of an Electrohydrodynamic Cartesian Robot for the Preparation of Tissue Engineering Constructs. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112166. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112166

Howes, P.,Wongsriruksa S., Witchel HJ., Laughlin Z, Miodownik M, (2014) The perception of materials through oral sensation, PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105035

Hashimdeen SH, Miodownik M, Edirisinghe MJ (2013) Print head design and control for electrohydrodynamic printing of silk fibroin Materials Science and Engineering C 33(6):3309-3318 2013

Mokhtari O, Roshanghias A, Ashayer R, Kotadia HR, Khomamizadeh F, Kokabi AH, Clode MP, Miodownik M, Mannan SH (2012) Disabling of Nanoparticle Effects at Increased Temperature in Nanocomposite Solders Journal of Electronic Materials 1-8

Wongsriruksa S., Howes, P., Conreen M., and Miodownik M. (2012) The use of physical property data to predict the touch perception of materials. Material & Design Vol 42, Pages 238–244.

Piqueras-Fiszman B, Laughlin Z, Miodownik M, Spence C (2012) Tasting spoons: Assessing how the material of a spoon affects the taste of the food. Food Quality & Preference, 24(1):24-29

Laughlin Z., Conreen M., Witchel HJ. and Miodownik M. (2011) The use of standard electrode potentials to predict the taste of solid metals. Food Quality & Preference, 22 (7), pp. 628-637.