Benjamin Droguet

Department of Chemistry

Benjamin is currently pursuing a PhD with Prof Silvia Vignolini in the Bio-Inspired Photonics group. For his PhD, Benjamin is combining nature's intelligence with advanced manufacturing techniques to produce cellulose-based structurally coloured elements of unprecedented dimensions. Benjamin graduated from 'École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, de Biologie et de Physique' (Bordeaux ENSCBP) with a master's degree in physical-chemistry. Before starting his PhD, Benjamin worked within corporate laboratories on top-notch technologies and for the multi-awarded cleantech start-up Woodoo as Chief Science Officer developing augmented transparent wood composite.

Other 2021 award winners

Karsten Bach

Lydia Collas

Tiarnan Doherty

Anujan Poologaindran

Zhaozhi Qian

Andrew Russell

Pedro Vianez

Léa Wenger

Michael Whitehead

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