Season 1 Episode 5 - Liz Corbin: Expanding Our Materials Library

Plus James Thompson on working with Fordite, aka Detroit Agate 

It’s not every day that you encounter the world of materials science and engineering. These fields are seemingly so complex as to be inaccessible to most of us, but Liz Corbin is working to challenge this assumption. Liz is undergoing a doctorate in material culture and design and has spent the last four years inside a university engineering department researching material culture, open design, and redistributed manufacturing. She co-founded the site and organization Materiom, through which she aims to not only demystify materials science, but to make it part of the normal practice of us makers, designers, and fabricators.  



Millable sodium bicarbonate  

Millable sodium bicarbonate


Liz Corbin is a materials designer and researcher with a track record of leading academic and commercial projects. Her research expertise lies within materials design, open design, systems thinking, redistributed manufacturing, and digital technologies. Her professional background encompasses commercial practice, academic research, teaching, and strategic consultancy.