Utilizing nature’s blueprint
In this eye-opening talk, researcher Shawn Hoon discusses his work in biomimetic material engineering. Shawn talks about how a variety of biological structures that are found in nature can be mimicked in order to create better, more ecological polymers.
Recorded at INK Asia 2016, Singapore
About the Speaker
Research Fellow, Molecular Engineering Laboratory
Shawn Hoon, a Research Fellow at Molecular Engineering Laboratory, is currently working on developing means to amplify nucleic acids with bacterial cells, small RNA characterization in model organisms and applying genomics to biomimetic research. Shawn did his undergraduate work in computer engineering at the University of Virginia and obtained a PhD in genetics at Stanford University working on chemical genomics using yeast as a model organism. He is interested in projects that have both a computational and experimental bent