3D PRINTED TERRA COTTA TILES CREATE ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE RED SEA

What can you do when coral reefs are dying because of global warming, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, pollution, and overfishing? If you’re professor Ezri Tarazi, you use new technology to create artificial reefs, which can hopefully attract fish and repopulate reefs in formerly barren areas. The twist? As chair of both the Design-Tech Lab and the industrial design program of The Technion in Haifa, Israel, he’s using 3D printing to make terra cotta tiles instead of using other materials at the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences (IUI) on the shores of the Gulf of Eilat.

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MDT 2021

Maritime Design & Technology
MDT 2021 Technion Conference
Call for presentations

Design-Tech Lab at the Technion has initiated an effort to form an interdisciplinary forum
on Design and Technology for the marine territory. As a highly multi-disciplinary research area,
we believe that such a forum can vastly improve the inter-departmental collaborations
between Technion researchers on MDT related topics. As a first step, a Technion-internal
conference event in which Technion researchers will have an opportunity to present their
MDT related research and challenges will be held during next semester on Wednesday,
May 19, 2021
. Additional details will be sent further.
This is a call for submission for short (15 minutes) talks to be held during this MDT day.
If interested, please send to Email title “MDT day submission”: MDT@technion.ac.il

The following:

1. The title of your talk.
2. The Abstract of your talk, including all researchers involved.
3. The name of the speaker and affiliation (including Email and webpage if any)

Deadline for submission: 21.3.2021
Looking forward to your discussion ideas

Visiting Assoc. Prof. Haim Parnas – Chair

Prof. Ezri Tarazi, Assoc. Prof. Nitai Drimer, Assoc. Prof. Michelle Portman