Bio-inspired Materials and Energy
The ICB develops biologically-inspired fabrication techniques which create unique, multi-functional materials. These materials enable energy efficient, lightweight devices for generation and storage of energy, optoelectronics, sensing, information processing and communications. The ICB also investigates the fundamental mechanisms by which lightweight biological composites dissipate energy and resist fracture. Insight from these discoveries enables the development of high-performance, lightweight energy-dispersive materials.