Roger Hanlon is Senior Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA; Director, Program in Sensory Physiology & Behavior at MBL; and Professor (MBL) of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University where he has hosted and mentored >30 graduate students and postdocs during his career. Roger is a diving biologist who uses digital imagery (stills, video, hyperspectral) to analyze rapid adaptive camouflage and communication in cephalopods (squid, octopus, cuttlefish) and fishes. Recent research has focused on the elegant and sophisticated interactions of dermal chromatophores, iridophores and leucophores in the skin of squid and cuttlefish, with a view towards developing new classes of bio-inspired materials that change appearance. Overall, 215 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers have been published on these and related subjects. Active public outreach featuring these charismatic marine animals has been conducted recently with NOVA, BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, TEDx, and the New York Times.
Roger was trained in marine sciences at Florida State University and University of Miami, and studied sensory ecology as a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University, UK.
As the keynote speaker for the Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry Session, Roger will introduce us to Nature’s cosmetics champion: rapidly changeable pigmentary structural coloration patterns in cephalopods.
Come meet Roger Hanlon, Ph.D. at the 29th IFSCC Congress scheduled for October 30 – November 2, 2016. Register for the Congress today! www.ifscc2016.com/register