UC Irvine Assoc. Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences
Dynamic Materials Inspired By Cephalopods
Cephalopods (squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish) have captivated the imagination of both the general public and scientists alike for more than a century due to their visually stunning camouflage displays, sophisticated nervous systems, and complex behavioral patterns. Given their unique capabilities and characteristics, it is not surprising that these marine invertebrates have emerged as exciting models for novel materials and systems. Within this context, our laboratory has developed various cephalopod-derived and cephalopod-inspired materials with unique functionalities. Our findings hold implications for next-generation adaptive camouflage devices, sensitive bioelectronic platforms, and advanced renewable energy technologies.
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Hosted by Dr. Matt Brenner