47 min

Melik Demirel: Squid-inspired Protein Pioneer on Self-healing and Programmable Materials Materially Better

    • Technology

Melik Demirel is the co-founder of Tandem Repeat, a startup working on squid-inspired bioengineered materials, a professor in Biomimetic Materials, as well as the director of the Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies, both at Penn State University.

OUTLINE
(03:23) Demonstrating unique properties of squid-inspired protein
(13:35) How Tandem Repeat's protein and fibers are made
(25:24) Go-to-market strategy and their first product
(29:13) Approach to scaling Tandem Repeat
(38:35) Performance composite biomaterials

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EPISODE LINKS
Tandem Repeat: https://www.tandemrepeat.com/
Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies
Nature paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-020-0736-2
PNAS paper: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2120021119

PODCAST INFO
A series of conversations about new performance materials and their applications. I believe that new materials will play a big role in unlocking innovation and solving pressing problems and this podcast helps surface insights and learnings from the frontier.
Website: https://www.tsungxu.com/podcast
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3FXZPeLvyAZ5aeDtL3X1RC?si=7db4e89a52cc486e
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/materially-better/id1651542338

CONNECT
Twitter: @tsungxu


This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.tsungxu.com

Melik Demirel is the co-founder of Tandem Repeat, a startup working on squid-inspired bioengineered materials, a professor in Biomimetic Materials, as well as the director of the Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies, both at Penn State University.

OUTLINE
(03:23) Demonstrating unique properties of squid-inspired protein
(13:35) How Tandem Repeat's protein and fibers are made
(25:24) Go-to-market strategy and their first product
(29:13) Approach to scaling Tandem Repeat
(38:35) Performance composite biomaterials

If you liked this episode, leaving a rating REALLY helps!

EPISODE LINKS
Tandem Repeat: https://www.tandemrepeat.com/
Center for Research on Advanced Fiber Technologies
Nature paper: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-020-0736-2
PNAS paper: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2120021119

PODCAST INFO
A series of conversations about new performance materials and their applications. I believe that new materials will play a big role in unlocking innovation and solving pressing problems and this podcast helps surface insights and learnings from the frontier.
Website: https://www.tsungxu.com/podcast
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3FXZPeLvyAZ5aeDtL3X1RC?si=7db4e89a52cc486e
Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/materially-better/id1651542338

CONNECT
Twitter: @tsungxu


This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.tsungxu.com

47 min

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