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FOE Alumni Spotlight

Jun 22, 2015   |   National Academy of Engineering

Professor Ulrike Wegst is featured on the NAE's Frontiers of Engineering program alumni spotlight:

Ulrike Wegst NAE FOE

My research interests include biological materials, biomaterials, and biomimetics, or the transfer of biological principles to technology. We design and manufacture by directional solidification ("ice-templating") novel multifunctional composites with unusual combinations of structural, mechanical, magnetic, electrical, thermal, and optical properties.

The highly interdisciplinary FOE symposium provided a fantastic opportunity to learn more about other fields of research and to explore my own from a new perspective through newly formed collaborations. I particularly enjoyed it as an excellent opportunity for cross-disciplinary inspiration and serendipity.

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