Advanced Materials for the Future of Infrastructure
meet the team
Mimicrete Ltd are a start-up founded in 2021 by a majority female management team. The innovation was developed by researchers at The University of Cambridge who are all involved with ongoing industrial development
Dr Liz Zijing Li
CSO & Inventor
PhD from the Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group at the University of Cambridge Engineering Faculty. Delloite Alumna
Experienced Technology Founder and CEO. Operational and Strategy Expert. University of Cambridge, Business School Alumna
Dr Livia Ribeiro de Souza
Senior Post Grad Researcher from the Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group at the University of Cambridge Engineering Faculty
Biomimetic self-healing concrete helps the construction industry to improve the sustainability and durability of concrete structures.
Mimicrete have developed a self-healing concrete system based on a vascular network containing a healing agent. Our technology requires no manual intervention post-installation. It increases the strength of the concrete on day one and more than doubles its lifespan. The need to monitor and maintain infrastructure is reduced. The extension in lifespan reduces the volume of concrete utilised in the overall built environment, in turn reducing the negative environmental impact of construction itself.
Mimicrete helps the “world’s most destructive material” to become significantly more sustainable, without total reinvention of the product or supply chain.
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