Featured Speaker – Fiorenzo G. Omenetto
Fiorenzo G. Omenetto holds the Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering Endowed Chair, and is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Physics at Tufts University. His research interests are in the convergence of technology, biologically inspired materials and the natural sciences with an emphasis on new transformative approaches for sustainable materials for high-technology applications.
He has proposed and pioneered the use of silk as a material platform for advanced technology with uses in photonics, optoelectronics and nanotechnology applications, is co-inventor on several disclosures on the subject, and is actively investigating applications that rely on this technology base both for technical and design applications. Prof. Omenetto was formerly a J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratories, a Guggenheim Fellow, and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the American Physical Society.