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Materials at the Interface Between Technology and Life Sciences

Silklab is an interdisciplinary research lab that investigates materials at the interface between technology and life Sciences.  The laboratory’s goal is to provide innovation and solutions of global societal impact through advances in naturally derived, abundant, sustainable materials.

The core research is based on advanced material processing, prototyping, and manufacturing based on structural proteins, with specific focus on silk.

These approaches help us imagine and realize sustainable, carbon-neutral strategies that operate seamlessly at the interface between the biological and the technological worlds.

As an example, over the past decade, the laboratory has pioneered biomaterials-based applications in edible and implantable electronics, food preservation, energy harvesting, wearable sensors, compostable technology, distributed environmental sensing, medical devices and therapeutics, biospecimen stabilization, advanced medical diagnostics, and structural components.


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