Chemical Engineering Summer Intern

Folia Materials

Internship

Woburn, MA, USA

Mar 19

Folia Materials is an award-winning cleantech technology startup and we are looking for individuals who take initiative - in both their work and their community - to join our rapidly growing, fast-paced team. Folia Materials’s first products use an innovative green chemistry process to use large-scale paper machinery to manufacture low-cost nano-metal functionalized materials that create new bio-based products. This full-time summer position is ideal for a motivated renewable materials/paper/chemical engineer seeking a high-growth role that will build cutting-edge technical skills. The candidate will play a key role in prototyping, scale-up, qualification, and deployment efforts for Folia Material’s breakthrough technology. Candidates who can demonstrate a track record of rapidly mastering new technical skills are particularly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for technical R&D in Folia Material’s Lab in suburban Boston, MA. This position involves laboratory R&D to evaluate Folia's materials. This position is primarily focused on wet lab chemistry. Successful candidates will perform laboratory tests efficiently and correctly, and communicate well with their team. 

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master’s degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline (chemical engineering, environmental engineering, renewable materials chemistry, paper science and engineering, fiber/textile science) is required.
  • Experience in cellulosic materials, pulp and paper, or textiles is helpful
  • Experience working in a laboratory, maintaining and operating equipment, and maintaining records and reports of product development activities is preferred.

Skills of particular interest include

  • Chemistry lab experience
  • Materials characterization testing.

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Folia Materials

Folis is creating a safer, cleaner and healthier world. Patent-pending silver paper coating adds antiviral, antimicrobial or other advanced functions to products for pennies.

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