edible technology

RESEARCH                             PEOPLE                             PUBLICATIONS                           NEWS & MEDIA                            TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER


One of the functional attributes of use of silk for technology is the fact that these materials are safe for consumption.

With the addition of inert metals (Au) or biocompatible conductors (Mg) we are generating passive interfaces that are safe for food contact or to be consumed.  We explore these issues with collaborators both academic and industrial to develop a new class of technology by exploiting this unusual funcition


Silk-Based Conformal, Adhesive, Edible Food Sensors, Adv. Mater., 24 (2012) 1067-1072

A new route for silk. Nature Photonics, 2008. 2(11): p. 641-643

Biocompatible Silk Printed Optical Waveguides. Advanced Materials, 2009. 21(23): p. 2411

Rapid Nanoimprinting of Silk Fibroin Films for Biophotonic Applications. Advanced Materials, 2010. 22(15): p. 1746

Silk inverse opals. Nature Photonics, 2012. 6(12): p. 817-822.

Implantable, multifunctional, bioresorbable optics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2012. 109(48): p. 19584-19589

Edible RF sensors

Edible metamaterial on an apple