Enabling Defense Applications through Engineering Biology

Publication Date: June 2020

This technical roadmap describes opportunities and advantages in engineering biology to build new materials for diverse systems, enable new methods for sensing, monitoring, and communicating, protect humans from harsh environments and combat mission states, and build resilience to evolving threats.

This roadmap is an independent study and does not confer U.S. Department of Defense endorsement. This material is based upon work supported by the United States Air Force under Contract No. FA8650-15-D-5405. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force. DISTRIBUTION A – approved for public release; distribution unlimited.

Citation: Engineering Biology Research Consortium (2020). Enabling Defense Applications Through Engineering Biology: A Technical Roadmap. doi: 10.25498/E49G6S.

Keywords: human performance, materials, sensing, cells, molecules, systems, organisms, environments, signals, interface, biotechnology, roadmap

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