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Sara’s paper on reconfigurable, responsive, droplet-based micro-lenses is published in Nature Communications. Congratulations, Sara!

Sara’s paper was published on Tue, March 7th, 2017 in Nature Communications. It has been featured by several news outlets, including the MIT News,, and Technology Networks.

Sara and Anthony win the first and second poster prize at the Boston Photonics Centennial Conference. Congratulations, Sara and Anthony!

The Boston Photonics Centennial Conference took place at Harvard University on Saturday, Feb. 25th 2017. Sara won the first prize for her poster titled “Complex Emulsions as Reconfigurable Compound Micro-lenses”. Anthony won second prize for his poster titled “Butterfly fabrication of photonic crystals in vivo“. Congratulations!

Ling’s and Matt’s paper on chiton lenses is published in Science. Congratulations!

The paper Multifunctionality of chiton biomineralized armor with an integrated visual system is featured on the cover of Science and in an In Depth article. Read the MIT press release here.

Nature Communications publishes our work on the photonic architecture of a mollusk.

The paper “A highly conspicuous mineralized composite photonic architecture in the translucent shell of the blue-rayed limpet” describes the photonic structures that lie at the origin on the bright blue colors in the translucent calcified shell of the blue-rayed limpet Patella pellucida. This work results from a collaboration with the groups of Joanna Aizenberg at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Christine Ortiz at the MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

The full open-access publication can be found here.
It was covered by several international news outlets including