CaireSilva group

bio-inspired chemistry

Our research

The CaireSilva Group is pioneering the development and study of synthetic, nature-inspired materials to address the growing environmental concerns associated with traditional chemical processes. Drawing on the remarkable efficiency and precision of biological cells, the group explores programmable hierarchical systems with life-like properties, focusing on three exciting research areas: multicompartment engineering, synthetic membrane design, and the creation of adaptive cell-like systems. The team mimics the compartmentalization and adaptivity of cellular structures to synthesize materials that increase catalytic efficiency, selectivity, and environmental sustainability.