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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.