Ulrike Wegst
Ulrike Wegst
Associate Professor, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

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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