PhD, Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis
Leach Laboratory and Cultivated Meat Consortium
Nick has a strong drive to make a significant beneficial impact on the social and environmental world around him. Nick has a deep technical background in materials science and has worked with polymer synthesis, semiconductors, applied nanomaterials and biotechnology, leading him to pursue his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis working with Dr. Kent Leach and the UC Davis Cultivated Meat Consortium. The primary focus of his research is developing edible scaffolding materials and advanced biofabrication processes for cultivated meat.
His entrepreneurial enthusiasm led him to many parallel activities, such as being president of the Davis Alt Protein project and a significant contributor and content editor of a sustainable foodtech podcast, Red to Green. He has discovered a deep passion for leading technological innovation, communicating science, and helping others achieve success to create broader societal impact than one person alone can generate.