Eva Muntunga is co-founder of TechSmarrt, a company that has developed data analysis software for materials research. TechSmarrt’s software streamlines the process of material discovery and has shown gains in computational efficiency by over 100,000 times compared to a supercomputer. This allows users to obtain data on a material and its properties within seconds, saving time and reducing the amount of energy consumed during the process. The software’s ability to run on a laptop makes it accessible to more people and expands the potential for materials research and application. TechSmarrt has successfully used its software to decipher the structure of lignin in seconds, paving the way for using this renewable material in clean energy applications.