Materialism: A Materials Science Podcast
An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
2 years ago

Episode 2: Materials Commercialization: Batch 21

a new green surfactant for the skin care industry

In this episode we sit down with Dr. Chett Boxley, the co-founder of Glycosurf LLC and Batch 21. Chett is a serial entrepreneur with a PhD in chemistry from the University of Utah and a long history of bringing products out of the laboratory and into the market. For this episode he describes the unique challenge of both developing a new materials-based product and also selling it and running a young startup.

You can learn a lot more about Batch 21 and their green skin care products by visiting

For those interested in learning more about startups, entrepreneurship and how to get products out of the lab and into the market we highly recommend two books: The first is “The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries and the is “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel. If you have questions please send us emails as [email protected] and make sure to subscribe to the show on itunes, spotify, google play or wherever you find your podcasts. Finally, check out our instagram page @materialism.podcast and connect with us to let us know what new material you’d like to hear about next. Special thanks to Kolobyte who created the music for our podcast. He makes a ton of really cool synthwave music which you can check out at

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