Invited book chapter published...
Vinod's invited book chapter "Topology of minimal surface biophotonic nanostructures in arthropods" was published in the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences: The Role of Topology in Materials (edited by Sanju Gupta and Avadh Saxena)
Vinod was at the 136th Stated Meeting of the American Ornithological Society, at Tucson, AZ
Vinod presented a talk at the AOS 2018 on the Parallel Evolution of Ordered Feather Barb
In addition, he also presented Adam's Capstone research on the fruit color preferences of the Southern Cassowary (Casuarius casuarius) as an e-poster.
Amazing landscape, disgusting choice of meeting venue (the Hilton El Conquistador in what should have been unconquered Indigenous lands)
Welcome to our Evolutionary Photonics lab, where we hang out at the interface of organismal, evolutionary, and developmental biology, soft matter physics, biomaterials, biophotonics, and biomimetics. We are interested in a precise, holistic understanding of bio-photonic nano-structures underlying animal and plant structural coloration (both iridescent and non-iridescent colors; both extant and extinct) in terms of their optical and biological function, development, evolution, and biomimetic and bio-inspired technological applications!