SHERYL BOYLE, PhD
Associate Professor and CSALT Director
Professor Boyle supervises immersive materials research and innovative design and fabrication processes, including work in concrete and lime, cellulose, historic pigments and construction systems that participate in a circular economy. She is a member of the Concordia Centre for Sensory Studies and an advocate for sensory design and hands-on knowledge acquisition. She has recently completed a two-year MITACS grant with industry partner, the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) which supported three student interns at CSALT to develop 3D printing technologies and experiments with Ultra-High Performance concrete in an iterative design process through research and workshops. In 2021 she completed two MITACS Accelerate Grants; one with Robin Papp and Hurd Solutions (Ottawa) developing sustainable hemp building products, and a second with Jesse Bird and Zeoform IP Pty to research architectural solutions using Nano/Microfibrillated Cellulose (NMFC) and hemp.
Professor Boyle was a part of the Interdisciplinary Sustainable Communities Research Cluster funded through Carleton's Multidisciplinary Research Catalyst Fund in 2019. She was also an investigator on the Urbandale Centre for Home Energy Research project which included funding from Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Ontario Research Fund, Urbandale Construction and many local sponsors. She is currently preparing new research projects that address DfMA (design for manufacture and assembly) and processes that allow creativity in alternate modes of assembly for retrofit.