Our research group synthesizes physical and evolutionary insights to discover novel biophysical mechanisms in evolutionarily diverse systems. Examples include solar transformer and radiative cooling functions in giant clams, phase-transition driven micropattern formation in plants and insects, light-guided camouflage in squid, and patchy-colloidal self-assembly for gradient-index optics in squid.

Awards and Achievements

  • CAREER Award
  • Kavli Fellow