Prof. Fritz Vollrath
Fritz Vollrath received his
PhD from the Zoology
Department at the University
of Freiburg in Germany. After
time at the Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institution in Panama and the Zoology
Departments at the
Universities of Oxford UK, Basel CH and Aarhus DK he
is now back at the Zoology
Department in Oxford holding an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council.
Presently Fritz' research focusses on spiders’ web engineering and structure-function relationships or a wide range of silks and natural silk composites. In addition Fritz is becoming increasingly interested in silk as fully sustainable key components in many industries that have significant socio-economic potential especially in developing countries and in this work he collaborates closely with Oxford Biomaterials.
Fritz' other interests concern elephant conservation and in that capacity he chairs Save the Elephants, heads the Oxford Tracking Group and and is actively involved with the Mpala Research Centre in Kenya
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