Science Night Live: Building With Unconventional Materials

The bridges and buildings that surround us are usually constructed from well-established materials such as steel, concrete, bricks, and wood, but the palette of potential construction materials is much richer. In this presentation, Dr. Edward Segal introduces a broad range of unconventional materials, such as synthetic ropes, mushroom biomaterial, and aluminum cast into cracked clay, that are used in a wide range of applications, from building architectural pavilions to disaster relief.
Speaker: Edward M. Segal, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Hofstra University


Hofstra University’s Science Night Live is a public lecture series that features exciting science research presented by top scientists and lecturers in their fields. Science is important in our everyday lives, and these timely lectures are sure to inspire and challenge us in unexpected ways.

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Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

Free and open to the public


For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.




Thursday, November 21, 2019





Fortunoff Theater
Monroe Lecture Center
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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