Introduction to Bioinspired Photonic
Biological and Bioinspired Photonics
Historical Perspective and the Advent of Microscopy
Tools of the Trade
Bioinspired Photonics in the Twenty-First Century and the Challenge of Multidisciplinary Science
Viktoria Greanya, PhD, is the chief of basic research in the Chemical and Biological Technologies Department at the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency and a research associate professor at George Mason University. She has over a decade of experience in research and development in nanoscience (including nanotherapeutics, bioinspired photonic systems, nanostructured functional materials, and flexible photonic and electronic systems) as well as high-power and vacuum electronics, heterogeneous integration, and liquid crystals. She earned a PhD in condensed matter physics from Michigan State University.
"... clearly well organized, well written, and insightful. It
will be a wonderful source of inspiration of future bioinspired
-Luke P. Lee, Arnold and Barbara Silverman Distinguished Professor, University of California, Berkeley
"With examples drawn from adaptive color actuation, vision
systems, functional biomaterials, sensors, and energy conversion,
this book brilliantly delivers fascinating multidisciplinary
applications of photonic materials, structures, devices, and
systems inspired by Nature."
-R.A. Potyrailo, Principal Scientist, GE Global Research, Niskayuna, New York
"... a thorough and engaging tour of an important emerging field
that melds biology, engineering, and physics. Greanya conveys the
excitement of new discoveries both in how natural systems harness
the power of light, and the applications that aim to mimic it."
-Stephanie E. Palmer, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago