Prof. dr. H.A.B. (Han) Wösten

Hugo R. Kruytgebouw
Padualaan 8
Kamer O.401
3584 CH Utrecht

Prof. dr. H.A.B. (Han) Wösten

Molecular Microbiology
+31 30 253 3448

“With fungi we can recycle waste streams into high quality materials.”

Research focus: Microbiology, Bio-art, Environmental biology, Mycelium design

Han Wösten is Professor of Microbiology, program leader of the master program Bio Inspired Innovation and coordinator of the track Fungal Biology within the master program Environmental Biology. Wösten was chair of the Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology and 

Focus on growth and development processes in fungi

Han Wösten researches growth and development processes in fungi. Wösten is, among other things, working on the research project Mycelium Design, in which he allows fungal threads to grow into new materials. He sees fungi as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to plastics, wood and rubber. His work inspires artists and designers, who turn his fungus material into clothing, building materials, and furniture. Read more about the lines of research under the research tab.