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Tufts Professor on the Wonders of Silk

Tufts professor of biomedical engineering Fiorenzo Omenetto joins the ranks of fellow thought-leaders such as Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Richard Dawkins and Bill Gates as a TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) Talk speaker. TED is a global set of conferences owned by Sapling Foundation, a non-profit that has provided a forum for thinkers to share their vision with the public.

In this video, Omenetto discusses his work with silk, telling audiences about all its wonderful uses and the hope the material holds for a more environmentally sustainable world, better access to health care and many other needs we face today:

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Science as Art

A scanning electron microscopy image of a micro patterned silk surface recently placed first in the annual “Science as Art” competition sponsored by the Materials Research Society.

The photograph was taken by Konstantinos Tsioris (E’13), a Ph.D. candidate in biomedical engineering working in the Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics Laboratory at Tufts.

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