Thursday, January 25, 2018 by Frances Bloomfield
A team of researchers from Binghamton University has developed a self-healing fungi concrete. In collaboration with scientists from the State University of New York, the team hopes that their creation can save America’s infrastructure by permanently repairing cracks.
Based on their findings, however, the researchers believe that their creation has potential as bio-based self-healing concrete used in sustainable infrastructure.
Jing Luo, Xiaobo Chen, Jada Crump, Hui Zhou, David G. Davies, Guangwen Zhou, Ning Zhang, Congrui Jin. INTERACTIONS OF FUNGI WITH CONCRETE: SIGNIFICANT IMPORTANCE FOR BIO-BASED SELF-HEALING CONCRETE. Construction and Building Materials, 2018; 164: 275 DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.12.233