2019 SOMA Wild Mushroom Camp

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Faculty Biographies

Philip Ross

Phil Ross is an artist, inventor, and scholar whose internationally awarded and exhibited research is focused on biomaterial design and life support technologies. A thought leader on biomimicry, Phil is the Co-Founder and CTO of MycoWorks, a San Francisco based company that grows biomaterials out of mycelium. His innovations in mycelium engineering are globally recognized as foundational to the invention of mycotecture, the practice of building with mycelium.  Advanced Research  In 2014 Phil was invited to join Stanford University's Department of Bioengineering as a Visiting Scholar, where he has been pursuing research on fungal tissue development. In 2015 he joined the Bio Bricks Foundation to work on the Bionet, which is an early projection towards the internet of biological things.  Creative Work  Phil's creative work has recently been featured at the Venice Biennial of Architecture, New York's MoMA, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Jurassic Technology among others. Phil's publications include Mycology Matrix Composites¬Ě, American Society for Composites, Your Rotten Future Will Be Great¬Ě in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture, and Building from Waste (Future Cities Laboratory Singapore/ETH Zurich)  www.mycoworks.com