Duncan J. Irschick

Professor, biology

evolutionary biology, animal movement, organismal design, biological diversity, speakers bureau

Phone: (413) 545-1696

Email: irschick@bio.umass.edu

Duncan J. Irschick is an integrative biologist and innovator interested in the evolution and ecology of animal athletics and how biological form can inform synthetic design. His research on gecko adhesion, animal movement and biomimicry has garnered international acclaim and many honors and awards. Along with polymer science professor Alfred Crosby, Irshick led the development of Geckskin, a super-sticky adhesive modeled after the feet of a gecko.