Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science

Our mission is to discover and develop bio-inspired systems that reveal new connections between energy and matter.


Technique could lead to new classes of materials that can bend light, such as for those used in cloaking devices Read More
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Research Highlight

Shape-directed Dynamics of Active Colloids

Dynamic trajectory of a C3 particle moving in a uniform electric field via ICEP.

We showed how particle shape can be used to encode complex dynamical behaviors into colloidal particles powered by induced-charge electrophoresis (ICEP). Read More