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

Bioinspired Photonics


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, Republic of 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
The Biophotonics and Function of Ultrablack Coloration in Butterflies and Deep-Sea Fish

Young Min Song, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Artificial Vision Systems Inspired by the Eyes of Aquatic Animals

Eric Warrant, University of Lund, Sweden
Vision at the Limits: The Remarkable Visual Capacities of Nocturnal Insects

Bodo Wilts, University of Salzburg, Austria
Amorphous Photonic Networks in Insects

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, Republi of Korea
Metaphotonic Color Routing and Focusing for CMOS Image Sensor Applications

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

Mathias Kolle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Mechano-Responsive Color-Changing Photonic Materials: Scalable Manufacture for Wearables and Medical Textiles