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#MCXExpertHour: Materials Trends for the New Now

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Materials Trends for the New Now:

How the pandemic has changed our thinking on what’s next.

Wednesday, July 15th / 11am EDT

Special Guest: Dr. Gayatri Keskar, Head of Research at Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion's material experts will discuss what’s new in the world of materials - and how it has changed in the last few months. What are the emerging technologies that will shape the new now? What types of materials are brands looking to as consumers rethink all aspects of everyday life?

We will consider three overarching trends: ‘Sustainability vs. Safety’, ‘The New Rules for Physical Interaction’, and ‘Home Base’. We'll also offer material examples for each to demonstrate their relevance.

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


Dr. Keskar has played a key role in establishing Material ConneXion as a thought leader by developing curated content and presenting eco-innovative solutions at various conferences, webinars, and one-on-one client meetings. Dr. Keskar has served as a technical advisor to both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including: NBCUniversal, Hunter Douglas, and Estée Lauder Companies.

She earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Clemson University and holds numerous patents, issued and pending, in next-generation materials for consumer products.

Material ConneXion introduces brands to the world’s most innovative, sustainable materials - bridging the gap between brands and manufacturers. Our teams’ knowledge of industries, materials, and applications help identify and discover unexpected solutions to material problems. By monitoring 75+ trends and topics that influence industries and decision makers, we help brands stay ahead of the curve and better prepare for the future. Learn more about Material ConneXion →


What you can expect:

  • Join Dr. Andrew Dent, EVP of Materials Research, as he welcomes leading material experts and thought leaders for a discussion on how these pivotal changes will affect your brand and what you can do to stay ahead.
  • Gain valuable insight into new materials and manufacturers working to solve for these current and future extreme environments.
  • Q+A following the conversation with our guest(s).


From unprecedented brush and forest fires to record-breaking rainfalls, the effects of global warming require us to adapt and prepare for an intense future.

Materials for an Extreme Future is a series of discussions hosted by Dr. Andrew Dent, surrounding material and technology solutions that address the extremes we will continue to face: temperature, wetter conditions, and overpopulation, as well as pollution and bacterial/viral threats.


Want more? Check out all of the upcoming and on demand webinars from Material ConneXion →

Hosted by

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    Andrew Dent EVP Material Research @ Material ConneXion

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    Gayatri Keskar

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