Our latest pre-print out. Check it out on bioRxiv.
10 years after I discovered the first single gyroid (photonic) crystals in biology, in butterfly wing-scales, I have discovered them in the feathers of a family of birds that is endemic to SE Asia...
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!