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Super-natural Performance: A Talk with Allbirds

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Super-natural Performance

Wednesday, March 17th / 11am EDT

Join us for a conversation with Claudia Richardson and Romesh Patel, Ph.D. of Allbirds. Our guests will share their perspectives on product development and material selection, as well as the unique challenges that arise when searching for super-natural performance in biosynthetic materials.


Our Guests

Dr. Romesh Patel is a materials scientist with a Ph.D. from Penn State focused on conducting polymers and functional materials. Romesh is no stranger to the footwear and apparel industry - providing his expertise in the blue sky phase of functional and sustainable materials.

Claudia Richardson is a materials engineer, innovation strategist, and climate optimist. With a background in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT she has worked on solving materials problems in the area of clean energy, battery science, consumer products, and apparel.


About the Series

Sustainability and circular economy are top of mind for manufacturers and consumers... but what does that mean for material scientists, engineers, and designers? How might we best address these issues?

Drs. Andrew Dent and Gayatri Keskar host a series of discussions surrounding material and technology solutions that address the extremes that our industries, and the world around us, continue to face in regard to climate change and raw material sourcing.


What You Can Expect

Join Material ConneXion's Research Team and leading material experts / thought leaders for an insightful conversation on material topics.

Gain valuable insight into new materials and manufacturers working to solve for current and future environments and requirements.

A live Q&A follows the conversation. Attendee participation is requested... come ready with questions!


( ! ) This event will be recorded and made available to academic members. Student registration is not required.

A recording will be made available to registered guests if you're unable to join us live.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Claudia Richardson Materials Innovation @ Allbirds

  • Guest speaker
    Romesh Patel, Ph.D. Materials Innovation @ Allbirds

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