My research expertise falls under the umbrella of Biomimicry (i.e. sustainable innovations inspired by nature), where the research topics that I am interested in include molecular self-assembly, biomechanics, and functional biological materials, especially biological photonic structures (structural colors). Currently, I am working on a research project sponsored by DARPA to investigate whether or not organisms can communicate with each other via radio frequency without the use of human technology.
I received my Masters in Molecular&Cellular Biology from National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), and in Biomedical Sciences from UC Riverside, accordingly. Then I obtained my Ph.D. from The University of Akron in Integrated Bioscience with an emphasis on Biomimicry, where I helped Fortune 500 companies brought Biomimicry into their R&D process in the hope for igniting sustainable innovations within these companies.