Yearly Meeting

MICACT 2018 Workshop

Satellite meeting of EuroEAP 2018

Participation to the meeting will be free of charge. Everyone is invited.

Thursday 7the June

Hotel VALPRE room Saint Maouri

1 chemin de Chalin - BP 165, 69131 ECULLY

8:30       MICACT Supervisory board meeting.

9:15       Welcome coffee

9:30       Alvo Aabloo; Introduction and short overview of MICACT activities.

9:40       Zane Zondaka, University of Tartu; Conducting polymer and carbon-based material composites

10:00     Yong Zhong, Linköping University; Flexible gel electrolytes with reactive surfaces for soft electrochemical systems

10:20     Manav Tyagi, Linköping University; Easy patterning and fabrication of conducting polymer microactuators using soft-lithography

10:40     Susana Solano Arana, Technische Universität Darmstadt; Characterization of pumping micromixers based on dielectric elastomer stack actuators

11:00     NGUYEN NGOC Tan, Institut d’Electronique de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologies, Non-linear dynamic modeling of ultrathin conducting polymer actuators including inertial effects

11:20     Victor H. Pascual, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena; Sensing and Actuating Properties of PPy/DBS films for artificial muscles

11:40     Joana Costa, IVTECH/University of Pisa; Development of an innovative bioreactor to provide radial stretching to in vitro cultures

12:00     Lunch

13:00     Eswaran Murugasen, Université Paris Diderot; Elaboration of multifunctional hybrid materials for photoelectrochemical micromotor

13:20     Alessandro Iannarelli, Delft University of Technology; Lifetime estimation methods and its application to DEAP

13:40     Sunjai Nakshatharan, Estrotech/University of Tartu; Ionic Electroactive Polymer based Parallel Manipulators

14:00     Sam Schlatter, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Drop-on-demand printed dielectric elastomer actuator

14:20     Xiaobin Ji, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Towards an untethered 800 mg robot driven by three dielectric elastomer actuators operating below 300 V

14:40                    Close. Up, coffee and sweets


Yearly meeting 2017

MICACT Yearly meeting 2017 will take place as satellite meeting of  EuroEAP 2017 7th international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Cartagena, June 8th 2017.

9:00 - 10:00  Supervisory board meeting

  • Status report

  • Secondment plan overview

  • Outreach and public visibility plan overview

  •  Video clip progress report (Frederic Vidal)

  •  Financial report

  •  Financial plan incl future payments

  • ….

10:00-10:10  Training school 4 tentative information

10:10 ESR 2: (Photo)patternable solid polymer electrolytes with reactive surface for soft actuators, Yong Zhong1, Giao TM Nguyen2, Cédric Plesse2, Frédéric Vidal2 and Edwin W.H. Jager1,

(1) Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; (2) Laboratoire de Physicochimie des Polymères et des Interfaces, Institut des Matériaux, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Cergy-Pontoise Cedex, France

10:30  ESR 4: Laser patterned PEDOT:PSS microactuators based on LbL synthesis K. Rohtlaid1, C. Plesse1, G. T. M. Nguyen1, C. Soyer2, E. Cattan2, F. Vidal1

(1) Université de Cergy-Pontoise, LPPI (Laboratoire de Physicochimie des Polymères et des Interfaces), Cergy-Pontoise, France

(2) Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambresis, IEMN (Institut d’Electronique de Microelectronique et de Nanotechnologie), Valenciennes Cedex 9, France

10:50 - 11:00  Coffee break

11:00 ESR 5: Micromixer based on dielectric stack actuators for medical applications,

Susana Solano Arana, Florian Klug, Holger Mößinger, Florentine Försters-Zügel, Helmut F. Schlaak

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute of Electromechanical Design, Darmstadt, Germany

11:20ESR 7: Breakdown detection system for dielectric elastomer actuators, Michele Ghilardi, James J. C. Busfield1, Federico Carpi2,

(1) Queen Mary, Univ. of London, UK

(2) Univ. degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

11:40 ESR 8: PPy/DBS films for artificial muscles: Dependency of the mechanical properties with the oxidation state, Victor H. Pascual1 , Toribio F. Otero1, Johanna Schumacher2, Laura Valero1,3

(1) Technical University of Cartagena  

(2) Arquimea Ingenieria SLU

(3) Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico

12:00 ESR 9: A bioreactor using a porous EAP actuator as a physiological-like interface for cell culture studies, Joana Costa1, 2, Marta Feula2, Daniele Cei1, Arti Ahluwalia1

(1) Research Center "E. Piaggio" And Department Of Information Engineering, Pisa, Italy; (2) IVTech srl, Pisa, Italy

12:20 ESR 10: Conversion of solar energy to mechanical energy by means of  photoelectrochemical actuator, Eswaran Murugasen1, Jalal Ghilane1, Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka1 and Edwin Jaeger2.

(1) University Paris Diderot

(2) Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden;

12:40ESR 11: Mechanical stretch influence on lifetime of dielectric elastomer, Alessandro Iannarelli, Mohamad Gaffarian Niasar

TU Delft

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch

14:00 ESR12: Control of self-sensing PPyDBS actuators, Johanna Schumacher1,2, Toribio F. Otero2, Victor H. Pascual2

(1) Arquimea Ingeniería, R&D Department, Leganes, Spain

(2) Technical University Of Cartagena, Laboratory Of Electrochemistry And

Intelligent Materials, Cartagena, Spain

14:20 ESR 13: Modelling and its application to Electroactive polymer actuators, S Sunjai Nakshatharan1,2, Andres Punning2 and Alvo Aabloo2

(1) Estrotech OÜ, Estonia

(2) Intelligent Materials and Systems Laboratory, University of Tartu, Estonia.

14:40 ESR 14: Inkjet printing of carbon-based electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators, Samuel Schlatter, Samuel Rosset , Herbert Shea

Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL), Microsystems for space technologies laboratory (LMTS), Neuchatel, Switzerland

15:00 ESR 15: Monolayer stretchable electrodes for ultra-thin low voltage dielectric elastomer actuators, Xiaobin Ji1, Alae El Haitami2, Francesca Sorba1, Samuel Rosset1, Giao T.M. Nguyen2, Cédric Plesse2, Frédéric Vidal2, Herbert R. Shea1 and Sophie Cantin2

(1) Microsystems for Space Technologies Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

(2) Laboratoire de Physicochimie des Polymères et des Interfaces (LPPI, EA2528), Institut des Matériaux, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, 5 mail Gay Lussac 95031Cergy-Pontoise cedex, France.

15:20 ESR 6: Microfabricated PEDOT trilayer actuators: synthesis, characterization, and modeling, Ngoc Tan Nguyen1, Eric Cattan1, Sebastien Grondel1, John Madden2.

(1) Univ. Valenciennes, CNRS, Univ. Lille, ISEN, Centrale Lille, UMR 8520 - IEMN, DOAE, F-59313 Valenciennes, France

(2) Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6S 1A

15:40 ESR 3: Novel microfabrication methods for microactuators, Manav Tyagi, Jing-le Pan and Edwin W.H. Jager

Linköping University, Sweden

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30 Close up

Each ESR will have 20 minutes for presentations: 15 minutes talk+5 minutes discussion


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