About us

At SML we research renewable and underutilized resources for sustainable material alternatives. Surplus feedstocks and waste streams are deconstructed into fundamental units which can then be reassembled into hierarchical architectures with tunable properties. In addition to conventional materials engineering, the natural growth mechanisms of fungi are harnessed to direct the assembly of nanomaterials into filamentous hybrids, promoting new configurations, functionality, and molecular-scale interactions, for a distinct class of materials grown to function.