The UnLAB is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation engaged in collaborative research on a variety of topics. Our professionals team with university researchers, national labs, government agencies and partners in industry with the goal of advancing fundamental human understanding in science, engineering and advanced materials.  Read our Mission Statement.

We are located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and our founder and CTO, Charles Chase, can be contacted at Charles has a wide range of interests and expertise and currently leads the Advanced Propulsion Team for the UnLAB. Click below to view or download his vita.

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Charles Chase resume Oct 2019
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The UnLAB is also the parent organization of the open-source, non-profit Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Project, run by UnLAB co-founder Kate McKinnon. Reach the project at

Recent UnLAB activities include fielding two sessions at the MIT’s January 2019 IAP term; one run by Charles Chase on Advanced Propulsion and another by Kate McKinnon on mathematical beadwork.

The UnLAB will be back at MIT for the January 2020 IAP term, and the class offering is at this link. 

In July of this year, our science team attended the META metamaterials conference in Lisbon, Portugal, and the CGB team visited the Bridges math conference and showed in both the art galleries and the mathematical fashion show

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Photo:  Nico Williams, Quebec, and Kate McKinnon, Washington DC, at the Bridges Conference mathematical fashion show