NEW MATerials and Techniques for Sustainable Engineering

NEWMATT s.r.l. (“NEW MATerials and Techniques for sustainable engineering”) is a spin-off of the University of Salerno, which employs circular economy concepts to develop new materials for sustainable engineering, interior design, houseware and creative jewelry.

Employing recycled and natural materials, innovative structural concepts and 3D/4D printing techniques we design and fabricate the following materials and structures.

  • “mechanical metamaterials”, i.e., unconventional materials and structures with properties mainly derived from their geometric design, with a focus on devices for the seismic protection of buildings, and novel reinforcing elements of composite materials with fractal geometry
  • sustainable structures for interior design objects and houseware, such as lamps, outdoor and landscape lightings, bed frames, table frames, chairs, ornaments and creative jewels, making use of tensegrity architectures and bio-inspired shapes
  • next-generation sensors/actuators for non-destructive structural health monitoring and medical diagnosis
The major areas of activity of NEWMATT are the following:
  • novel reinforcing elements of sustainable composite materials, which feature hierarchic multiscale structure inspired by natural shapes and fractal geometry;
  • “mechanical metamaterials”, i.e., unconventional materials and structures with properties mainly derived from their geometric design, with special focus on the seismic protection of buildings, and thermo-acoustic insulation;
  • innovative structures for the interior design;
  • deployable and controllable structures for dynamic facades of smart buildings;
  • 4D printing technologies in civil engineering;
  • nondestructive structural health monitoring based on next-generation sensors/actuators.
Green fibers and filaments

Design, rapid prototyping and patent of new geometries for reinforcing elements of sustainable composite materials, which feature hierarchic multiscale structure inspired by natural shapes and fractal geometry.

Mechanical metamaterials

Design, rapid prototyping and patent of “mechanical metamaterials”, i.e., unconventional materials and structures with properties mainly derived from their geometric design, with special focus on metamaterials for the seismic protection of buildings, impact protection and thermos-acoustic insulation.

Deployable structures for smart buildings

Design and production of deployable and controllable structures for the design and manufacturing of dynamic facades of smart buildings, renewable energies harvesting devices, and interior design objects.

Interior design structures

Design of furniture which incorporate tensegrity structures and elements. Our design philosophy mixes creativity, mathematics and computational mechanics, in order to achieve optimal shapes according to given mechanical, functional and aesthetic criteria.

Structural Health Monitoring

Innovative techniques for nondestructive structural health monitoring based on scanning laser vibrometry and next-generation sensors/actuators.

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BdR2017 AWARD

Newmatt has received the
“Bdr2017 Award – Category Green Economy” within the Startup Competition on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
“Borsa della Ricerca 2017” 
(Fisciano, May 2017)