Meredith Group


We research the important roles of surfaces and interfaces in renewable materials and sustainable chemical processing. We emphasize materials critical to sustaining human societies through food security, renewables and energy efficiency. Both utilization of natural materials and borrowing design ideas from nature are major themes of our research.

Capillary Foams

Porous materials made without surfactants

Porous materials made without surfactants

Unlocking Pollen's Secrets

Uncovering the secrets of this natural particle's nanoscale adhesion

Uncovering the secrets of this natural particle's nanoscale adhesion

Chitin Renewable Packaging

Chitin nanomaterials for food packaging

Chitin nanomaterials for food packaging