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Associate Professor | University of Colorado Boulder

Wil V. Srubar III


Dr. Wil Srubar is an associate professor of architectural engineering and materials science at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Living Materials Laboratory. Dr. Srubar holds a PhD from Stanford University, as well as BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively. His academic research integrates synthetic biology, polymer science, and cement chemistry to create biomimetic and living material technologies for the built environment. He has received >$6M in sponsored research funding through the US National Science Foundation, ARPA-E, and DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office. He has authored >70 technical journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Conversation, and The Huffington Post. He is a co-founder of Minus Materials and AureusEarth, and he is actively involved in the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Ceramic Society’s Cements Division, and ASCE’s Architectural Engineering Institute.