Ajay Chadha

Class:  Materials Development

Chadha possesses two decades of materials industry experience in polymers, fiber spinning, textiles, leather,and metals. With a master’s from North Carolina State College of Textiles, he has worked in roles across the breadth of materials innovation, including for brands such as Nike and Coach. Currently director of Advanced Materials Innovation for REI,, Chadha leads eco-conscious initiatives, contributing to the industry’s growth and commitment to sustainable practices.