Distinguished Lecture Series – Prof. Mathias Kolle: “Color and light in forming butterfly scales, stretchy fibers, and iridescent droplets”

March 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Speaker: Mathias Kolle

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Mechanical EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date and time: Monday, March 25, 2019, 1 – 2 PM

Location: Bahen Centre, 40 St George St, Room 1130


Short  Bio: Mathias Kolle is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston. His research is focused on the study of biological photonic systems and the development of bio-inspired, adaptive and actively tunable micro-optical materials and devices. His current projects include biologically-inspired tunable optical materials, scalable manufacture of optical materials, and the morphogenesis of biological photonic structures. In his PhD (2010) Mathias studied biological and bio-inspired optical systems in the research group of Uli Steiner at the University of Cambridge, UK.

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