The main focus for the Laboratory for MicroTechnologies is creating new technologies that combine inorganic materials (silicon chips, optical fibers, etc.) with organic materials (polymers, cells, etc.) at the micro-scale.
- We are active in bioMEMS, working in the areas of cell-based sensing, cell manipulation, microfluidics, and mapping nucleic acids in tissue sections.
- We have a long history of working with "artificial muscles", previously conjugated polymers and dielectric elastomer actuators and, more recently, nastic actuators.
- Recently we began working in the area of tactile skins for robotics based on thin film piezoresistive latex/graphite composite paints.
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