In the majority of his research, Northeastern associate professor of electrical and computer engineering Hossein Mosallaei tries to develop new materials that aren’t available in nature. But in some recent work with colleagues at Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Mosallaei is looking to nature herself for the inspiration.
Photo by Brooks Canaday. From solar panels to high-resolution imaging, a host of advanced technologies relies on the manipulation of light waves. Engineers have traditionally bent light beams toward a desired focal point using glass lenses, according to Hossein Mosallaei, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northeastern University. But…