DR MIRIAM RIBUL
Founder, Material Activism
Research Fellow in Materials Circularity for Distributed Manufacture, Burberry Material Futures Research Group,
Royal College of Art (RCA)
Miriam is a hybrid designer + scientist with over ten years of experience developing innovative methods and models for materials at the forefront of new and emerging technologies. Miriam holds a PhD with the London Doctoral Design Centre (LDoc) at the University of the Arts London in which she forged a new practice for material design based in the materials science laboratory resulting in pioneering new fully integrated circular textile fabrication and finishing processes for a future-facing bioeconomy. She previously completed a Master in Material Futures at Central Saint Martins and has a background in textile design. She has designed, developed and applied a range of innovative processes with materials in bio-based circular recycling technologies, distributed manufacturing systems, novel nonwoven production, textile composite fabrication and innovative regenerated finishing. Since early 2019 Miriam leads the Sustainable Future Materials theme of the Burberry Material Futures Research Group at the Royal College of Art.