About Us

solena materials technology

Our mission

We are on a mission to reduce the environmental impact of the fashion sector by creating the next generation of synthetic fibres.

Our deep learning models design new-to-world proteins from scratch to develop fibres that are high performance, non-oil derived and biodegradable.

Our vision

We are building a world where the fashion industry can use truly sustainable materials without the trade offs in the fabric performance.

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solena materials team

Our team

We are a team of innovators and scientists who want to make a personal and tangible impact against the climate crisis. Working with Solena Materials means having a ‘hands on’ role in creating a greener future whilst being part of a team that helps apparel companies achieve world-first environmental breakthroughs.

Team Members

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Jens Klein

Co-CEO

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Jens Klein
Co-CEO

Solena Materials’ potential employees are interested in working at the forefront of environmental innovation. By working with Solena they have a rare chance to be ‘hands on’ in the fight against climate change and the opportunity to directly tackle environmental issues caused by synthetic materials alongside a fast-paced team.

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James MacDonald

Co-CEO, CTO and Co-founder

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James MacDonald
Co-CEO, CTO and Co-founder
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Samira Richardson

Head of Operations

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Samira Richardson
Head of Operations
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Frederic Bourcarde

Head of Fibre Spinning

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Frederic Bourcarde
Head of Fibre Spinning
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Sarunas Driezis

Senior Scientist

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Sarunas Driezis
Senior Scientist
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Michael Crone

Senior Scientist

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Michael Crone
Senior Scientist
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Liam Ives

Senior Scientist

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Liam Ives
Senior Scientist
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Jonathan Muller

Senior Scientist

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Jonathan Muller
Senior Scientist
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Estelle Guillemois

Senior Scientist

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Estelle Guillemois
Senior Scientist
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Ignacy Bartnik

Senior Scientist

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Ignacy Bartnik
Senior Scientist
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Valeria Caraus

Senior Laboratory Technician

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Valeria Caraus
Senior Laboratory Technician
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Joshua Samuel

Machine Learning Engineer

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Joshua Samuel
Machine Learning Engineer
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Nick Kalogeropoulos

Mechanical Engineer

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Nick Kalogeropoulos
Mechanical Engineer
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Atulit Dasaratha

Mechanical Engineer

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Atulit Dasaratha
Mechanical Engineer
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Board

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