Bor-Kai "Bill" Hsiung

Research Topic

Bill, from Taiwan, investigated structural color in spiders, an incredibly diverse group of animals with a long evolutionary history. Study of two distinct models provided insights about how to modulate iridescence. Non-iridescent blue tarantulas informed design of electronic displays and non-toxic, non-fading colorants. Super-iridescent rainbow peacock spiders inspired a method for separating light into its composite colors with unprecedented efficiency, which may further advance miniaturization of optical instruments.