MEET THE TEAM
Our team represents a diverse set of skills and expertise in business leadership, material science, process engineering, and prototyping.
Trisha is an Associate Professor at UMass Amherst in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, a Packard Foundation Fellow, and has been featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 in the Energy sector. She received her Ph.D. in Organic and Materials Chemistry from MIT in 2011 and is the director of the Wearable Electronics Lab at UMass producing emergent electronic technologies on unconventional substrates using reactive vapor deposition. When she gets time away from her chambers she loves gardening and her latest fun activity includes developing conductive coating on a plant leaf. Read more about Trisha's research here: https://welab.umass.edu/
Trisha Andrew, PhD
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
Meet Soliyarn R&D Engineer Jonathan Cali. Jon received his BS in Physics at University of Massachusetts Amherst where he researched polymer morphology using NMR spectroscopy. 🔬
At Soliyarn, he is innovating towards a completely fluorine free waterproof and oil proof textile coating along with his team!
When out of the lab, Jon spends his time brewing, researching, and most importantly, drinking coffee and espresso. One person he would meet dead or alive would be Adam Jones, the guitarist of the band Tool.
R&D Engineer, Physics
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Soliyarn is a Chem-Tech startup revolutionizing the way next generation smart clothing feels and performs. Founded in 2018 by Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Trisha L. Andrew out of her UMass Amherst lab, where her research focuses on creating electronic devices on unconventional substrates using reactive vapor deposition. This research enables enhanced comfort and flexibility for smart textiles unlike anything seen before.
In 2019 business co-founder Adrian (AJ) Beach, MBA UMass Amherst, developed and lead a team that expanded Soliyarn's reactive vapor coatings beyond conductive elements to include waterproofing, oil repellency and antimicrobial protection.