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Fiorenzo Omenetto

Fiorenzo G. Omenetto is the Frank C. Doble Professor of Engineering, and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University.  He also holds appointments in the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical Engineering. 

His research interests are in the convergence of technology, biologically inspired materials, and the natural sciences with an emphasis on new, transformative approaches for sustainable materials for high-technology applications and solutions for global health and sustainability.

He has proposed and pioneered the use of silk as a material platform for advanced technology with uses in photonics, optoelectronics, and nanotechnology applications, is co-inventor on several disclosures on the subject. His technologies are licensed by major corporations and he has co-founded multiple companies. 

Prof. Omenetto was formerly a J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratories, a Guggenheim Fellow, and is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the National Academy of Inventors, and of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the a Tällberg global leadership prize.  His research has been featured extensively in the press with coverage in the most important media outlets worldwide.