Angela Belcher

Using nature to grow batteries

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Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. In her talk, she shows us how it's done.

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Angela Belcher · Biological engineer

Angela Belcher looks to nature for inspiration on how to engineer viruses to create extraordinary new materials.

Angela Belcher looks to nature for inspiration on how to engineer viruses to create extraordinary new materials.