Prof. Demirel, Huck Endowed Chair Prof at Penn State, is a leader in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology, and materials science. His research focuses on bioeconomy and biomanufacturing to promote positive climate change. His accolades include becoming a senior National Academy of Inventors member and founding Tandem Repeat Technologies – a climate-positive smart textiles company. As director of the CRAFT Center at Penn State, Prof Demirel's contributions are published in high-impact publications, patents, and cover pages. He received numerous international awards as an innovator and educated 50+ students throughout their careers toward changing our world.