A new perspective on ancient materials inspires future innovation

Research from Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor Admir Masic focuses leveraging ancient successes to create new, sustainable materials, a concept referred to as an ‘antiqua-inspired’ method. Masic collaborated with a team of international researchers on conceptual review of the opportunities afforded by ancient materials, which was recently published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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Assistant Professor Admir Masic uses an x-ray fluorescence spectrometer to analyze ancient materials in Italy. Masic is at the forefront of an “antiqua-inspired” approach to new materials, which considers how ancient successes can be leveraged for the creation of new, sustainable materials. Photo: Lillie Paquette