Scientific contributions 2023

Journal Articles

Uni-axial reinforced dielectric elastomer actuators with embedded 3D printed fibers

S. M. A. Konstantinidi; T. G. Martinez; B. Tandon; Y. R. C. Civet; Y. Perriard 

Smart Materials And Structures. 2023-12-01. Vol. 32, num. 12, p. 125011. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/ad0447.

A Polyester–Nylon Blend Plantar Pressure Sensing Insole for Person With Diabetes

B. Tiwari; S. L. Ntella; K. Jeanmonod; P. Germano; C. Koechli et al. 

IEEE Sensors Letters. 2023-12-01. Vol. 8, num. 1, p. 1-4. DOI : 10.1109/LSENS.2023.3338374.

Dielectric Elastomer Actuator-Based Valveless Impedance-Driven Pumping for Meso- and Macroscale Applications

A. Benouhiba; A. Walter; S. E. Jahren; T. Martinez; F. Clavica et al. 

Soft Robotics. 2023-09-20. DOI : 10.1089/soro.2022.0244.

Hemodynamic effects of a dielectric elastomer augmented aorta on aortic wave intensity: An in-vivo study

S. E. Jahren; T. G. Martinez; A. M. Walter; L. Ferrari; F. Clavica et al. 

Journal of Biomechanics. 2023-08-25. Vol. 159. DOI : 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2023.111777.

Fabrication and Characterization of the Kirigami-Inspired SMA-Powered Actuator

M. Ghorbani; S. Thomas; G. Lang; T. G. Martinez; Y. Perriard 

IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 2023-07-19. Vol. 59, num. 4, p. 3991-3999. DOI : 10.1109/TIA.2023.3265639.

Intelligent plantar pressure offloading for the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers and amputations

S. L. Hemler; S. L. Ntella; K. Jeanmonod; C. Köchli; B. Tiwari et al. 

Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2023-07-04. Vol. 14. DOI : 10.3389/fendo.2023.1166513.

Real-time actuation of a dielectric elastomer actuator neuroprosthesis for facial paralysis

S. M. A. Konstantinidi; C. Imholz; T. G. Martinez; A. Benouhiba; A. M. Walter et al. 

Smart Materials in Medicine. 2023-06-21. Vol. 5, num. (2024), p. 15-23. DOI : 10.1016/j.smaim.2023.06.003.

Enhanced Electric Motors using Multi-Functional 3D Printed Winding with Integrated Heat Sinks

A. Thabuis; X. Ren; Y. Perriard 

IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. 2023-05-23. Vol. 38, num. 2, p. 849-858. DOI : 10.1109/TEC.2022.3221189.

Topology Optimization of an Electromagnet Manipulator for 3D Uniform Magnetic Field Generation

A. Thabuis; M. Caceres Rivera; X. Ren; Y. Perriard 

IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 2023-02-22. Vol. 59, num. 5, p. 1-4. DOI : 10.1109/TMAG.2023.3247867.

Highly Efficient Miniaturized Magnetorheological Valves Using Electropermanent Magnets

S. L. Ntella; A. Thabuis; B. Tiwari; K. Jeanmonod; C. Köchli et al. 

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2023-01-20. Vol. 8, num. 3, p. 1487-1494. DOI : 10.1109/LRA.2023.3238669.

Conference Papers

Study of Potential Factors and their Interaction in Dielectric Elastomer based Cell Stretcher

S. Holzer; F. Hartmann; F. Öz; T. Martinez; Y. Civet et al. 

2023-12-14. 2023 26th International Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems (ICEMS), Zhuhai, China, November 5-8, 2023. p. 2557-2562. DOI : 10.1109/ICEMS59686.2023.10345117.

Mechanical Characterisation of Porcine Urethra: Non Linear Constitutive Models and Experimental Approach

Q. De Menech; S. Konstantinidi; T. Martinez; A. Benouhiba; Y. Civet et al. 

2023-10-31. Seventh International Conference on Advances in Biomedical Engineering (ICABME 2023), Beirut, Libanon (hybrid), October 12-13, 2023. p. 35-40. DOI : 10.1109/ICABME59496.2023.10293025.

Towards Development of a Novel Variable Stiffness Instrumented Gripper

B. Tiwari; M. Ghorbani; D. Cisier; Y. Perriard 

2023-01-01. 11th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation (ICCMA), Grimstad, NORWAY, NOV 01-03, 2023. p. 392-396. DOI : 10.1109/ICCMA59762.2023.10374678.


Indoor Real-time localization system design for Internet of Things applications

P. Mohaghegh / Y. Perriard; A. Boegli (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Modeling and analysis of miniaturized magnetorheological valve for fluidic actuation

S. L. Ntella / Y. Perriard; C. Köchli (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Computational design and additive manufacturing of electromagnetic coils

A. J-M. Thabuis / Y. Perriard (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Deep Learning for Localized-Haptic Feedback in Tactile Surfaces

C. Hernandez Mejia / Y. Perriard (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

Student Projects

Inkjet printed dielectric elastomer actuators for facial reconstruction

S. Soussou 


Modelisation of fiber reinforced DEAs

A. Sansonnens 


Design and Development of a Humanoid Facial Robot Setup

L. Muespach 


Transparent Electrodes for Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

V. Chalain 


Uniaxial fiber reinforced DEA fabrication

J. Asboth 


High current power amplifier board design for SMA-based actuator fast heating

M. Abipour 


Investigation of Self-Sensing Techniques for Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

S. D. Bumann 



T. Hirt 


An optimized electronic platform for magnetorheological actuators control

Y. Derder 


Instrumented gripper with tuneable operational range for micro/meso manipulation

D. Cisier 


Design and Prototype an artificial urethra

S. Boussofara