WISDM Speaker

Bianca Datta, MS

Media Arts and Sciences | Materials Science and Engineering, Science Writing
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Startup Team Engagement, Academic Collaborations

About Bianca

Bianca is a PhD candidate at the Media Lab, where she explores bio-inspired materials design. She works on bio-inspired optical structures for generating structural color, and laser processing of materials. She has worked on holographic video devices, synthesis of quantum dots, and responsive material systems for mediated cell growth. She is also interested in scientific communication and representation for education and public engagement. She graduated with a BS & MS in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Outside of lab, she serves as a Graduate Community fellow developing and organizing programs for graduate women, as a Graduate Resident Advisor, and as a mentor for Minds Matter in Boston.

STEM Keywords

additive manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, design, engineering, interdisciplinary, materials characterization, mentoring, nanomaterials, nanotechnology, optical methods, smart materials, stem education, surface science, sustainable science, undergraduate curriculum development

Venture Keywords

3d printing, design, energy sustainability, engineering, engineering education, materials characterization, nanotechnology, optics, science writing, surface science, sustainable science

Country of Origin

United States

Bianca's Innovation Activities

Patent Activity


Bianca In the News

My articles for NOVA Next (AAAS Mass Media Fellowship, 2017)

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Bianca Awards

MIT Graduate Woman of Excellence

SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Best Poster Presentation - MIT Materials Day Symposium