Impossible Materials

Created in 2022 as a spin-out company from University of Cambridge and University of Fribourg, Impossible Materials technology turns the most abundant biopolymer on earth - cellulose - into functional, high-performance ingredients. 

The first technology developed by Impossible Materials is a unique light-scattering material that can be used as pigment - 100% natural.

Our mission

We create, produce and sell new functional materials and structures based on cellulose for a wide variety of consumer products and advanced applications.

We employ scientific methods to tailor cellulose into efficient biobased materials solving customer pain points - nontoxic and cost-effectively. Our cellulose functional materials are produced using energy efficient industrial processes.

Deep tech meets business

Impossible Materials combines decades of entrepreneurial experience with leading technology expertise across fields, complemented by diversity and attracting young bright minds. We aim to develop products that change the world through impact.

Dr. Lukas Schertel
CEO & co-founder

Oliver Pocher
CBO & co-founder

Dr. Wadood Hamad
Chief Technology Officer

Prof. Silvia Vignolini
Scientific Advisor & co-founder

Dr. Sandra Wohlhauser
Lab Manager

Dr. Kata Dorbić
Senior Lab Technician

Dr. Shuzhen Chen
Lab Technician

Oliver Pitz
Application Scientist

Dr. Doha Abdelrhaman
Application Scientist

Nino Zosso
Intern - Master Student ETH

Nadia Aeby
Financial controllerin - Axalta

Nicolas Berg
Board Member