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Rakkiyappan Chandran, Co-Founder and CTO of Supercarb Inc., is at the forefront of pioneering the conversion of carbohydrates from waste feedstocks (seaweed and citrus peel) into innovative biodegradable fibers. He holds a Ph.D. in nanoscience from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has work experience in textile and additive manufacturing. Chandran cultivated his expertise through research roles at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and MIT.

Supercarb converts sugars from waste biomass like seaweed and citrus peel waste into tunable, high-performance, biodegradable fibers. Due to their superior properties, these low-impact fibers enable textile fashion and industrial brands to significantly increase their revenue and sustainability impact.