Yearly Meeting

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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