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National Science Foundation

Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology

Caption: Caltech materials science expert Julia Greer holds the product of her lab's research: two polymer micro-truss skeletons topped by a smaller, hollow nickel-phosphorous micro-truss. Greer and her collaborators Lorenzo Valdevit of University of California, Irvine, and Alan Jacobson, William Carter, and Toby Schaedler at Malibu, Calif., based HRL Laboratories received a Popular Mechanics Innovator Award for their team's development of micro-lattice ultralight metal.

Credit: Caltech photo by Lance Hayashida

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