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May 4, 2008

Matt Schlian’s paper engineering

Filed under: paper crafts, pop-up books — Tags: , , , — popularkinetics @ 11:17 pm

Matt Schlian\'s paper engineer sculpture

Matt Schlian does amazing things with paper! But even more fascinating is his collaborative work with scientists at the University of Michigan. There they are studying how paper folding relates to protein structure. Mis-folded proteins are suspected to be one of the causes of Alzehimer’s disease, for example, and paper folding on a nano scale might lead to a better understanding of how to correct this problem. To see images of Matt’s work and read more about this project, visit and also his website



  1. Matt Schlian’s work adda a new dimension to the
    art of paper and science.

    Joan Michaels Paque

    Comment by Joan Michaels Paque — May 5, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

  2. Hi Carol,
    Nice to see you on the blogosphere!

    Comment by Mary Le — May 6, 2008 @ 9:09 am

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