Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the Ancient Material of the Future| 9mins
Director: TED | Producer: TED
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
Fiorenzo Omenetto shares over 20 astonishing new uses for silk, one of nature's most elegant materials - in transmitting light, improving sustainability, adding strength and making medical leaps and bounds. On stage, he shows a few intriguing items made of the versatile stuff. Fiorenzo G. Omenetto's research spans nonlinear optics, nanostructured materials (such as photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers), biomaterials and biopolymer-based photonics.