Elizabeth Corbin

Research Director Metabolic/ Co-Founder Materiom/ Institute of Making, UCL


Elizabeth Corbin is the Research Director of Metabolic and Co-Founder of Materiom. Liz’s research expertise lies within materials design and engineering, systems analysis, redistributed manufacturing, and digital innovation. She is currently investigating how globally connected, locally situated digital fabrication networks can lead to a more environmentally sustainable and socially equitable manufacturing economy. Liz holds a BA in Design and an MA in Material Culture and Design. Her professional background encompasses commercial practice, academic research, teaching, and strategic consultancy for cities, institutions, businesses, and third sector organisations.

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