Dynamic Materials Inspired by Cephalopods

Prof. Alon Gorodetsky, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California, Irvine
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
MSB 100 (Please Note The Change In Time and Location)

Cephalopods (squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish) have captivated the imagination of both the general public and scientists 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 recently 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.