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Welcome to the future of materials

Technology from the planet. for the planet.


About Us

Silklab is reimagining natural materials for advanced technology,
global health, and our planet's future.   

Biomaterials fill the gap between nature and technology turning materials into "living materials." 


living materials at the interface between technology and life sciences 



Structural proteins are nature’s building blocks, conferring stiffness, structure, and function to ordinarily soft biological materials. Such proteins are polymorphic which allows us to control the end material format through self-assembly.

These biomaterials provide a unique opportunity by being simultaneously “technological” (e.g. mechanically robust, micro- and nanostructured, high-performing) and “biological” (e.g. living, adaptable, bio-functional) making them ideally suited for applications at the interface between these two domains.

Our goal is to provide innovation for new advanced material processing and manufacturing based on sustainable carbon-neutral technologies, and imagine a new class of applications for living materials that operate seamlessly at the interface between the biological and technological worlds.


Our themes are transdisciplinary, with work that spans materials science, micro/nanotechnology, sensing, wearables, biomedical devices, optics and photonics, and design and art.       


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None of this would be possible without our talented group of researchers, colleagues, and partners.

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