Our Team

Leverage our diverse range of skills for your next project.

Are you looking to develop a new materials technology?

Set up a conversation with our experts

Meet the people who want to work with you
to provide solutions in advanced materials.

Dr. Stephen Farias

Stephen Farias, PhD

Characterization and Electronic Materials

When you need a partner who can help you figure out how to take cool science and make it into a product, talk to me! If your project involves electricity, that’s even better. I have a PhD in materials science from Johns Hopkins University and I love a science challenge. I have developed a great understanding of nanotechnology and electrical properties from my dissertation work on separating nanoparticles, my first startup that made nanomaterials for flexible electronics, and my extensive work on piezoelectric yarns at Materic.

Colin Harmer, PhD

Technical Services and Inorganics

Are you developing a custom material or process? I am here to help. After completing my graduate work in inorganic chemistry at Iowa State University, I joined Materic to work with clients developing innovative new products. I’ll work with you to probe the challenges of your project, design efficient experiments, and create a customized solution. I get especially excited about product ideas related to the outdoor industry.

Keturah Postell

Keturah Postell

Polymer and Color Chemistry

Have a challenging color problem? I can help. Whether you’re working with color on a textile, in a cosmetic, or in an ink, there’s a good chance I’ve seen it before. I studied textiles and color chemistry at North Carolina State University and have been applying my skills at Materic to create functional textile treatments for the military and develop specialty textiles for other customers. I’m also passionate about formulating great personal care products and would love to talk cosmetics with you!

Mike Pallotta

Application Engineer

I am passionate about understanding the rudimentary, microscopic aspects of materials and processes, and finding the answers to the question: “What made this happen?” I also enjoy the work of scaling up chemical processes from the lab, to pilot, to industry. At Materic, I put my previous experience working with nanomaterials and polymers, and as a chemical process engineer at a Fortune 500 company to work in developing your novel products.

Review Our Recent Experience

Materic has clients across a wide range of industries, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. We can assist with a single stage of development or help with the entire R&D process, from ideation to scaled manufacturing.


Technical and Support Partners

Our collaborators include government, academic, and industrial organizations.