Fiorenzo Omenetto

US and Italy; Biomaterials engineer

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 and is the Dean of Research of the Engineering School.

His research interests are at the interface of technology, biologically inspired materials and the natural sciences with an emphasis on new transformative approaches for sustainable materials for high-technology applications. He has proposed and pioneered the use of silk as a sustainable material platform for advanced technology and design applications and his research has been featured in the most important media outlets worldwide.

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