BIOMS, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley
Contact: Maria Paz Gutierrez
Gutierrez founded the BIOMSgroup (Bio Input Onto Material Systems) at UC Berkeley in 2008. Her collaboration with Slawomir Hermanowicz (civil and environmental engineering) and Luke Lee (bio-engineering) of UC Berkeley is funded by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for its Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Science in Energy and Environmental Design (SEED) program.
The BIOMS group works on development of a new building technology for water recycling and thermal control based on micro-engineering principles for architecture.