Meet Matheus Fernandes

Matheus Fernandes, Ph.D. student at John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Matt Fernandes is pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics with a Masters of Science in Computational Science and Engineering.Fernandes webpage

On November 16, 2020 Matheus Fernandes appeared on Science for the Public’s program, Contemporary Science Issues and Innovations to talk about the biomimetic work he and his colleagues are doing. The investigation analyzes the skeletal structure of the Venus Flower Basket sea sponge (a.k.a. glass sponge). The skeleton has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than the traditional lattice designs used for centuries in buildings and bridges. This unique structure can be applied to next-generation architecture and engineering design,.