Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future abril 26, 2012Posted by jagf in ecodesign, environment.
Tags: Fiorenzo Omenetto, silk, ted
Fiorenzo Omenetto shares 20+ astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature’s most elegant materials — in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds. On stage, he shows a few intriguing items made of the versatile stuff.
Fiorenzo G. Omenetto’s research spans nonlinear optics, nanostructured materials (such as photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), biomaterials and biopolymer-based photonics. Most recently, he’s working on high-tech applications for silk. More at TED.