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Instructor Information

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Mathias Kolle (Fall)

Rockwell Career Development Professorship

Interest Areas

  1. Biologically inspired tunable optical materials.
  2. Scalable manufacture of optical materials.
  3. Morphogenesis of biological photonic structures.

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Ming Guo (Fall)

Class '54 Career Development Professor

Interest Areas

  1. Cell Mechanics and Mechanobiology
  2. Biophysics
  3. Mechanics of Soft Materials

Mechanics of Biological Systems

In class 2.788 (Mechanical Engineering and Design of Living Systems) students explore how mechanics, structure, and materials intersect with biological systems by studying butterflies at every stage of their metamorphosis.