• An In-Person-Only Event
  • Technical Conference:  07 – 12 May 2023
  • The CLEO Hub: 09 – 11 May 2023

Bioinspired Photonics

Symposium Organizers

Radwanul Siddique, Meta Vision Lab, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, USA

Debashis Chanda, College of Optics and Photonics - CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA

Hyuck Choo, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea


The biological world has often evolved with a plethora of nano- and mesoscopic photonic structures that are frequently superior to synthetic analogs. Such brilliant photonic surfaces and volume structures fulfil a multitude of functions simultaneously. Therefore, strong scientific intersection of artificial metamaterials and biological structured matter drawing on expertise in materials science, chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering will lead to new fundamental understanding, design approaches, novel fabrication techniques, and practical bioinspired photonic applications.

This symposium will focus on emerging biological and bioinspired photonic materials, their interesting biological phenomena and new fundamental properties, complex formation and fabrication processes and emphasize advanced functionalities for versatile photonic applications by bringing together leading scientists from a diverse background and technical fields across academia and industry. 


Invited Speakers

Session 1: Color and vision in nature
Sönke Johnsen, Duke University, USA
Aquatic vision ranging from UV-NIR

Young Min Song, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
How amphibious vision works and inspires artificial amphibious cameras

Eric Warrant, University of Lund, Sweden
Vision at the limits: the remarkable visual capacities of nocturnal insects.

Bodo Wilts, University of Salzburg, Austria
How the structural color forms in nature


Session 2: Color and vision in technology

Joel Yang, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Nanoscale 3D Printing of Structural Colors With High-Index Resins

Seokho Yun, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Korea
Efficient Full-color Routing for Submicron CMOS image sensors

Liang Gao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Super 3D vision enabled by bionic computational photography

Mathias Kolle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Learning from nature and a century-old Nobel Laureate to make mechanochromic materials at scale