Fluidic-mediated self-assembly for hybrid functional micro/nanosystems
Helmut Knapp CSEM
Alcherio Martinoli EPFL
Bradley Nelson ETHZ
Laurent Sciboz Icare research institute
Nicholas Spencer ETHZ
The goal of the project is to develop a novel manufacturing method capable of assembling a large number of pre-fabricated smart MEMS devices into more complex systems by using liquid media. An additional goal is to trap liquid inside the assembled MEMS that can be released upon an external trigger signal. These devices may find applications in environmental engineering, drug release, miniaturized chemical systems, etc.
Superparamagnetic swimming microrobots with adjusted magnetic anisotropy C. Peters, O. Ergeneman, B. J. Nelson, and C. Hierold in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 2013 IEEE 26th International Conference on, 2013, pp. 564-567.
Pushing the limits of photo-curable SU-8-based superparamagnetic polymer composites C. Peters, O. Ergeneman, G. A. Sotiriou, S. E. Pratsinis, B. J. Nelson, and C. Hierold, Proc. Int. Conf. on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference (TRANSDUCERS) (Barcelona, 2013), pp. 2676-2679, 2013.
In-liquid MEMS assembly by optical trapping, M. R. Gullo, L. Jacot-Descombes, J. Brugger, Oral presentation at the 26th IEEE international conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 20-24.01.2013, Taipei, Taiwan
Polymeric hemispherical pL micro cups fabricated by Inkjet printing, L. Jacot-Descombes, M.R. Gullo, V. J. Cadarso, M. Mastrangeli, J. Brugger, Oral presentation the 8th annual IEEE international conference Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS), 07-10.04.2013, Suzhou, China