Stunning 'statuettes' made from plant starch and containing copper nano-particles will be handed out at the Research and Knowledge Exchange awards next week.
The VC’s Award trophies have – for the first time - been 3D printed in-house in reference the university’s commitment to sustainability.
Made from recycled bioplastic derived from plant starch, they will be rendered in bronze before the ceremony at the RKE Conference on December 8.
“To have things of beauty which are home-made, sustainable and, topically, antiviral is absolutely fantastic, said professor Keith George, Director of research and Knowledge Exchange.
They have been created by Lol Baker, Sean Tolmie and Adam Sadiq from the Fab Lab in the Liverpool School of Art and Design.
“The process combined digital design, artificial intelligence and 3D printing to realise a design that connected the university’s history, values and vision,” said Lol.