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As environmental and population issues are worsening at the global level, efforts to build up a sustainable society are accelerating. The creation of a sustainable living space, in harmony with the surrounding environment, is one of society's most important endeavors, even in the fields of manufacturing, architectural design, and urban planning.
In recent years, approaches in engineering using biomimetics have been pursued. Additionally, studies on plant cell walls have demonstrated that plants are excellent structural systems that autonomously optimize their mechanical properties in response to various environmental factors.
Based on the above background, this research project aims to understand the mechanical optimization of plants on a multi-scale (molecular, celluler, tissue, and individual) level. Also, we aim to sublimate the mechanical optimization strategy of plants into new material models, and to create a base for the next-generation of sustainable structural systems.