About Multiscale Systems

Multiscale Systems is an advanced materials and manufacturing firm developing commercial applications of mechanical metamaterial technology. Instead of creating new materials through costly chemical or molecular engineering, our approach is based on embedding 3D geometric patterns into conventional materials to create new functionality. Our geometrically enhanced metamaterials are lighter, stronger, and more multifunctional than conventional materials.

Founded in 2018 and located in Worcester, MA, Multiscale Systems employs an energetic team and utilizes cutting edge scientific and engineering tools. We serve our customers by producing bespoke metamaterial products and integrating ourselves into their supply chain.

The future of manufacturing

The potential application of advanced metamaterials is massive, from aerospace to semi-trailer manufacturing. Because our solutions allow for more than one optimization to be applied, materials can be optimized for multiple priorities such as weight reduction, thermal expansion, energy absorption, aeroelasticity, insulation, conductivity, and much more.

The Team

Jesse Silverberg, PhD
Jesse Silverberg, PhDCEO & Research Director
Jesse has fifteen years of experience in physics research and technology development. With a background in science, writing, and public speaking, Jesse now leads Multiscale Systems toward sustainable commercial success.

  • Postdoc at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering as an NIH Fellow
  • PhD/MS in Physics, Cornell University as an NSF GRFP Fellow
  • BS in Physics; BS in Mathematics; BS in Philosophy, Northeastern University with Matthews and IGERT Fellowships

He’s presented research at 40+ locations on 3 continents, including TEDx, and has contributed to more than 35 additional conferences. Jesse’s more than 25 peer-reviewed publications can be found in Science, Nature Materials, PNAS, and more.

Art Evans, PhD
Art Evans, PhDCTO & Research Director
Art has sixteen years of experience in physics research, numerical analysis, and computational continuum mechanics. With his broad subject matter knowledge he currently leads technology development and research projects at Multiscale Systems.

  • Van Vleck Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison Department of Mathematics & Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Fellow
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UMass Amherst
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA
  • MS/PhD in Physics, UC San Diego
  • BS in Physics, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Additional accomplishments include computational engineering consultant for a biomedical technology startup, dozens of contributed and invited talks at conferences and universities, 20+ peer-reviewed journal papers, a patent, and a book chapter.

Karen Tisdell
Karen TisdellDirector of Communications
Karen has fifteen years of experience in digital and print communications. She’s worked in the non-profit, health, and media production industries connecting audiences to ideas, products, and experiences.

  • MA in Archaeology for Screen Media, University of Bristol
  • BA in Film Studies & Classics, Queen’s University
Prajwal Bharadwaj
Prajwal BharadwajR&D Mechanical and Materials Engineer
Prajwal has over two years of experience in design and characterization of materials for advanced applications. He specializes in CAD, rapid prototyping, experimental and computational mechanics.

  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University
Shawn Aalto
Shawn AaltoR&D Mechanical and Materials Engineer
Shawn is a motivated and skilled engineer, recently graduated from UMass Amherst. He specializes in material design, simulation, and manufacturing.

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Jesse Silverberg, PhD
Jesse Silverberg, PhDCEO & Research Director
Jesse has fifteen years of experience in physics research and technology development. With a background in science, writing, and public speaking, Jesse now leads Multiscale Systems toward sustainable commercial success.

  • Postdoc at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering as an NIH Fellow
  • PhD/MS in Physics, Cornell University as an NSF GRFP Fellow
  • BS in Physics; BS in Mathematics; BS in Philosophy, Northeastern University with Matthews and IGERT Fellowships

He’s presented research at 40+ locations on 3 continents, including TEDx, and has contributed to more than 35 additional conferences. Jesse’s more than 25 peer-reviewed publications can be found in Science, Nature Materials, PNAS, and more.

Art Evans, PhD
Art Evans, PhDCTO & Research Director
Art has sixteen years of experience in physics research, numerical analysis, and computational continuum mechanics. With his broad subject matter knowledge he currently leads technology development and research projects at Multiscale Systems.

  • Van Vleck Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison Department of Mathematics & Materials Research Science and Engineering Center Fellow
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UMass Amherst
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA
  • MS/PhD in Physics, UC San Diego
  • BS in Physics, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Additional accomplishments include computational engineering consultant for a biomedical technology startup, dozens of contributed and invited talks at conferences and universities, 20+ peer-reviewed journal papers, a patent, and a book chapter.

Karen Tisdell
Karen TisdellDirector of Communications
Karen has fifteen years of experience in digital and print communications. She’s worked in the non-profit, health, and media production industries connecting audiences to ideas, products, and experiences.

  • MA in Archaeology for Screen Media, University of Bristol
  • BA in Film Studies & Classics, Queen’s University
Prajwal Bharadwaj
Prajwal BharadwajR&D Mechanical and Materials Engineer
Prajwal has over two years of experience in design and characterization of materials for advanced applications. He specializes in CAD, rapid prototyping, experimental and computational mechanics.

  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya Technological University
Shawn Aalto
Shawn AaltoR&D Mechanical and Materials Engineer
Shawn is a motivated and skilled engineer, recently graduated from UMass Amherst. He specializes in material design, simulation, and manufacturing.

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Vision & Values

Vision

Vision

Redefining the Future of Manufacturing

Multiscale Systems is creating smarter materials that will revolutionize the future of manufacturing. Our science is inspired by art and driven by creativity, collaboration, and ingenuity. Our goal is to provide innovative material solutions across industries that will overcome the current limitations of material science development.

Values

Values

Facilities & Equipment

We use a variety of tools for in-house prototyping, characterization, and testing including:

  • 3D printing
  • CNC milling for mold making
  • Laser cutting/engraving
  • High-capacity mechanical testing (ASTM)
  • High-speed microscopy
  • Contact-free thermal imaging

Our design tools utilize modern high-performance computational resources and are integrated with Ansys, one of the most advanced engineering software platforms available.