Research and Service
Combining Research and Service Learning
Ceramic Filter Project
Pitt-NOCMAT currently focuses on the following non-conventional engineering materials:
Full-culm and engineered bamboo for low cost and low impact construction.
Earthen materials for non-conventional construction and for filtering drinking water.
Natural fiber alternatives for the production of composites.
Midterm review of 2020 NOCMAT Studio Course (just before COVID-19 shutdown)
2019 NOCMAT Studio Course project
2019 NOCMAT Studio Course project construction
Bamboo test-Kit-in-a-Backpack: developed by PITT undergraduate over two summer internships (2014-2015), Rebecca Glucksman, BSCE 2016
Ceramic water filter fabrication in Nepal
Ceramic water filter fabrication training in Pittsburgh
Imaging bamboo characteristics using ubiquitous technology (2019)
Bamboo construction in Mungpo, NE India
2008 PITT field study: NE India (Derek Mitch, BSCE 2009, MSCE 2010; Bhavna Sharma, PhD 2010; Maria Jaime 2012, PhD; Professor Harries)