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The group's work on supramolecular synthesis of mesostructured silica and aluminum phosphate materials with morphologies that resemble biomineralized structures such as diatoms and radiolaria (Figure 3: coined morphosynthesis
) represented a first for materials chemistry.
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An exciting new direction for his group, coined morphosynthesis
, yields inorganic materials with complex and natural form, suggesting methods for preparing novel materials where form controls properties, function and utility.