Géza Szilvay is a Senior Scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in the Industrial Biotechnology research area. His research at VTT aims to develop biotech solutions for novel bio-based materials. Géza is a specialist in biotechnological production of materials and material components and he has 20 years of experience in fungal biotechnology, protein based materials, as well as colloid and surface chemistry of bio-based components. Currently Géza leads research projects on production of biofabricated materials and protein based polymers. Before joining VTT, Géza worked at Columbia University in New York City as a post-doctoral fellow. Géza holds a PhD in Biochemistry from University of Helsinki.