Postell, a Windsor Mill, MD native, will work to accelerate product
development with Materic portfolio company, SciGenesis
September 4, 2020, Baltimore, MD – Materic, a custom materials manufacturer, today announced the hiring of Keturah Postell, a polymer and color chemist, who will join the Materic team at their Baltimore-based manufacturing site.
Postell, a native of Windsor Mill, MD, is a May 2020 graduate of North Carolina State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Polymer and Color Chemistry with a Concentration in Medical Sciences.
In previous roles, Postell served as a Research Consultant at Mathematics, Education and Research Associates and served as an Undergraduate Research Assistant at the Textile Protection and Comfort Center (TPACC).
At TPACC, Postell conducted method development work to efficiently clean and use silicone wristbands as passive samplers to monitor firefighters’ chemical exposure.
In her new role with Materic, Postell will focus on Materic subsidiary SciGenesis’ current technical textile projects. SciGenesis, based in Baltimore, specializes in creating, combining and integrating technologies to impart multi-functional properties to cosmetics and textiles.
Translations of these technologies are being harnessed to create new advanced textiles applications, such as cost-effective flame-retardant fabrics plus a long-acting insect repellant These technologies are aimed at providing protection from environmental elements for military personnel; workers in high-risk jobs, such as in firefighting and petroleum discovery; and outdoor recreationists.
"Keturah brings a deep knowledge of textiles to our rapidly growing team,” said Ken Malone, Director with Materic. “It’s also always great when we can hire a Baltimore native to help us expand our made-in-Baltimore products.”
Materic is a custom materials manufacturer and venture studio. Materic’s subsidiary companies – DiPole Materials, SciGenesis, NanoDirect, Abri Science, Synteris and Ortuvo – develop high performance materials in the areas of technical textiles, specialty inks, flexible electronics, personal protective equipment, cosmetics, drug delivery, tissue engineering, energy storage and aerospace. Materic is a portfolio company of Early Charm Ventures. Learn more: www.materic.ventures