About us

We are a specialist laboratory for the design, development and application of innovative materials.

We strive for a pro-human, pro-environment approach, whilst utilising cutting-edge material technologies in innovative ways.

We reimagine what is possible by challenging the impossible.

 Meet the team

Christa Leask

Materials Specialist & Founder

After studying a materials-based degree in Manchester and working with textiles for a number of years, Christa decided to set up Material Evolution Lab. As our materials specialist she has used her knowledge of over 10 years to develop most of our material technologies and their innovative applications.

Jamie Rhodes

Project Manager

Jamie has been our Project Manager since the company was founded. So far outside of MEL Jamie has set up a charity for the homeless and released two books. He has travelled to a variety of countries including Finland to inspire his writing.

Dan Hay


Dan joined us after graduating from the BA Design course at Goldsmiths, University of London and is involved in all parts of the design process here at MEL. He has a keen personal interest in readdressing our relationship with natural systems.

The Material Evolution Lab experts have been working with innovative materials for the past ten years. Their experience in getting beautiful results for a huge range of industries is second to none.


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