Mary-Ann Muffoletto


Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Utah State University


July 16, 2018

Utah State Spider Silk Lab Awarded Navy Grant Aimed at Maritime Defense

Envisioning a device the U.S. Navy is developing with Utah State University synthetic spider silk conjures images you’d expect in a James Bond thriller. Think strong, stretchy fibers wrapping relentlessly around a boat propeller and effectively foiling nefarious efforts by smugglers, pirates or terrorists. That’s what nonlethal Maritime Vessel Stopping Occlusion Technologies or ‘MVSOT,’ the