Sai Patkar
Materials Science & Engineering
Advised by Kristi Kiick

Interview submitted in Fall 2021.

CHARM Interviewer (CI): In technical language, what is the research you do here at CHARM?

Sai Patkar (SP): My research focuses on ecombinant production of thermoresponsive polypeptides for use as springs in nanomachines.

CI: Are there any other student/campus organizations you belong to?

SP: I work with EmPOWER and the MSEG Soft Matter Journal Club.

CI: What do you enjoy doing on your downtime outside of the lab?

SP: I enjoy reading and listening to audiobooks.