Next-Generation Coating Materials for Architectural Lighting

Architectural and decorative lighting have significant impacts on our daily lives, especially our moods and mental health. We propose to combine supramolecular chemistry and cellulose nanocrystal gels, two intriguing research field in chemistry and material sciences, in order to develop the next-generation coating materials for architectural lighting. Such gel materials have the ability to change color and pattern spontaneously over time, which can be programmed or customized. Through our proposed innovations, our partner organization Bocci could potentially enhance their business with growing market share of the architectural lighting industry. It will generate more revenues and create more job opportunities.

Zhen Xu
Faculty Supervisor: 
Mark MacLachlan
British Columbia
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