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.
For further information, look under Research or click one of the pictures above.
- 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.
This site was last updated in August 2015.
A new page was added on touch-sensing skins for robotics. New information was added to the page on DEAs.
Tel: +1 (301) 405-5265
Office: 2112 Martin Hall