From left: The "GeckskinTM" team, Al Crosby, Dan King, Michael Bartlett, Duncan J Irschick. Right: a 100 sq cm piece of "Geckskin" holding 297 lbs on glass
-The invention of GeckskinTM named as a top five Science Breakthrough for 2012 by CNN
-GeckskinTM featured on the new UMASS Amherst video "Innovation and Impact"
-Duncan Irschick gave a TED talk at the Sorbonne University in Paris on November 8, 2012. His talk can be viewed here
-"GeckskinTM" is inspired by gecko feet and uses synthetic "tendon", "skin" and "pad" to generate unparalleled adhesion
-Read about GeckskinTM in Wired magazine and the Daily Mail, listen to a podcast on NPR, or watch it used to hang a 42-inch screen TV on a sheet of glass
-Al Crosby and Duncan J Irschick were awarded a $25,000 CVIP grant to develop the Geckskin technology for commercialization
-Duncan Irschick, Al Crosby and Walter Federle were awarded a $900,000 grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program to examine scaling of adhesion from insects to lizards
-Check out the recent sections about our work on rapid evolution in island lizards from Carl Zimmers new book "The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution"" and Richard Dawkin's bestseller "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution"
-Duncan Irschick was honored as a Fullbright Specialist! This allows countries to invite him to visit and teach techniques in functional morphology and behavioral ecology