Literature about mycelium materials


Continuing the discussion from Mechanical properties of mycobricks (questions…):

More people have asked me about this, so here is an export of my library concerning the mechanical properties of mycelium materials. Those references can also help in your research, or you can simply look it up yourself in Google Scholar.

Ahmadi, Hoda. “Cellulose-Mycelia Foam: Novel Bio-Composite Material.” PhD Thesis, University of British Columbia, 2016.

Arifin, Yusnani Hajar, and Yusri Yusuf. “Mycelium Fibers as New Resource for Environmental Sustainability.” Procedia Engineering 53 (2013): 504–8.
“Fungal Mycelium as a Building Material.Pdf,” n.d.

Haneef, Muhammad, Luca Ceseracciu, Claudio Canale, Ilker S. Bayer, José A. Heredia-Guerrero, and Athanassia Athanassiou. “Advanced Materials From Fungal Mycelium: Fabrication and Tuning of Physical Properties.” Scientific Reports 7 (January 24, 2017): 41292.

He, Juan, Cong Mi Cheng, Da Gen Su, and Ming Feng Zhong. “Study on the Mechanical Properties of the Latex-Mycelium Composite.” Applied Mechanics and Materials 507 (January 2014): 415–20.

Islam, M. R., G. Tudryn, R. Bucinell, L. Schadler, and R. C. Picu. “Morphology and Mechanics of Fungal Mycelium.” Scientific Reports 7, no. 1 (December 2017).

Jiang, Lai, Daniel Walczyk, Gavin McIntyre, and Ronald Bucinell. “A New Approach to Manufacturing Biocomposite Sandwich Structures: Mycelium-Based Cores.” In ASME 2016 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, V001T02A025–V001T02A025. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016.

Lelivelt, R. J. J., G. Lindner, P. M. Teuffel, and H. M. Lamers. “The Production Process and Compressive Strength of Mycelium-Based Materials,” 2015.
“Manufacturing of Mycology Composites.Pdf,” n.d.

Moser, Franziska Julia, Alexandra Wormit, Julia Jessica Reimer, Georg Jacobs, Martin Trautz, Felicitas Hillringhaus, Björn Usadel, Manuel Löwer, and Anna-Lena Beger. “Fungal Mycelium as a Building Material.” Fachgruppe Biologie, Lehrstuhl für Botanik und Institut für Biologie I (Botanik), Lehrstuhl und Institut für Allgemeine Konstruktionstechnik des Maschinenbaus, Lehrstuhl für Tragkonstruktionen, 2017.

“Structural Analysis and Form-Finding of Mycelium-Based Monolithic.Pdf,” n.d.

“The Mechanical Possibilities of Mycelium Materials.Pdf,” n.d.

Travaglini, S., J. Noble, P. G. Ross, and C. K. H. Dharan. “Mycology Matrix Composites Proceedings of the American Society For,” n.d.

Yang, Zhaohui (Joey), Feng Zhang, Benjamin Still, Maria White, and Philippe Amstislavski. “Physical and Mechanical Properties of Fungal Mycelium-Based Biofoam.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 29, no. 7 (July 2017): 04017030.

Jones, Mitchell, Tien Huynh, Chaitali Dekiwadia, Fugen Daver, and Sabu John. “Mycelium Composites: A Review of Engineering Characteristics and Growth Kinetics.” Journal of Bionanoscience 11, no. 4 (August 1, 2017): 241–57.

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And here are papers and patents about production methods of mycelium materials:

Bayer, Eben, and Gavin McIntyre. Method for producing grown materials and products made thereby. United States US9485917B2, filed December 12, 2007, and issued November 8, 2016.

Method for producing rapidly renewable chitinous material using fungal fruiting bodies and product made thereby. United States US8001719B2, filed June 16, 2009, and issued August 23, 2011.

Holt, G. A., G. Mcintyre, D. Flagg, E. Bayer, J. D. Wanjura, and M. G. Pelletier. “Fungal Mycelium and Cotton Plant Materials in the Manufacture of Biodegradable Molded Packaging Material: Evaluation Study of Select Blends of Cotton Byproducts.” Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy 6, no. 4 (August 1, 2012): 431–39.

“Inherent Species Characteristic Influence and Growth Performance Assessment for Mycelium Composite Applications (PDF Download Available).”

Jiang, Lai, Daniel F. Walczyk, and Gavin McIntyre. “Vacuum Infusion of Mycelium-Bound Biocomposite Preforms with Natural Resins.” Proceedings of the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, Orlando, FL, 2014, 2293–2305.

Jiang, Lai, Daniel Walczyk, Gavin McIntyre, Ronald Bucinell, and Gregory Tudryn. “Manufacturing of Biocomposite Sandwich Structures Using Mycelium-Bound Cores and Preforms.” Journal of Manufacturing Processes 28 (August 2017): 50–59.

Jiang, Lai, Daniel Walczyk, Liam Mooney, and Samuel Putney. “Manufacturing of Mycelium-Based Biocomposites.” In SAMPE Conference, Long Beach, CA, May, 6–9, 2013.

Jones, Mitchell, Tien Huynh, Chaitali Dekiwadia, Fugen Daver, and Sabu John. “Mycelium Composites: A Review of Engineering Characteristics and Growth Kinetics.” Journal of Bionanoscience 11, no. 4 (August 1, 2017): 241–57.

Kalisz, Raymond Edward, and Charles Alan Rocco. Method of making foamed mycelium structure. United States US8227233B2, filed June 9, 2010, and issued July 24, 2012.

McIntyre, Gavin R., Jeffrey D. Betts, Gregory Tudryn, and Liam Mooney. Method of Manufacturing a Stiff Engineered Composite. United States US20150101509A1, filed October 9, 2014, and issued April 16, 2015.

Ross, Philip. Method for producing fungus structures. United States US9410116B2, filed November 28, 2011, and issued August 9, 2016.

Schaak, Damen Donald, and Matthew James Lucht. Biofilm treatment of composite materials containing mycelium. United States US9469838B2, filed June 19, 2015, and issued October 18, 2016.

TRAVAGLINI, SONIA, CKH DHARAN, and PHILIP ROSS. “Manufacturing of Mycology Composites.” In Proceedings of the American Society for Composites: Thirty-First Technical Conference, 2016.

Winiski, Jacob, Sue Van Hook, Matthew Lucht, and Gavin McIntyre. Process for Solid-state Cultivation of Mycelium on a Lignocellulose Substrate. United States US20160264926A1, filed March 9, 2016, and issued September 15, 2016.




Jones, Mitchell, et al. “Waste‐derived low‐cost mycelium composite construction materials with improved fire safety.” Fire and Materials (2018).