The Silklab research focuses on materials that can be employed 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 a specific focus on silk and other biomaterials. 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. Learn more here.