Publications

2020

Journal Articles

Multimode Hydraulically Amplified Electrostatic Actuators for Wearable Haptics

E. Leroy; R. Hinchet; H. Shea 

Advanced Materials. 2020-07-23.  p. 2002564. DOI : 10.1002/adma.202002564.

Reconfigurable and Latchable Shape‐Morphing Dielectric Elastomers Based on Local Stiffness Modulation

B. Aksoy; H. Shea 

Advanced Functional Materials. 2020-05-20.  p. 1-11, 2001597. DOI : 10.1002/adfm.202001597.

Electrically-Driven Soft Fluidic Actuators Combining Stretchable Pumps With Thin McKibben Muscles

V. Cacucciolo; H. Nabae; K. Suzumori; H. Shea 

Frontiers in Robotics and AI. 2020-01-10. Vol. 6. DOI : 10.3389/frobt.2019.00146.

Theses

Inkjet printing of soft machines

S. Schlatter / H. Shea; S. Rosset (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

2019

Journal Articles

High Force Density Textile Electrostatic Clutch

R. Hinchet; H. Shea 

Advanced Materials Technologies. 2019-12-18.  p. 1900895. DOI : 10.1002/admt.201900895.

An autonomous untethered fast soft robotic insect driven by low-voltage dielectric elastomer actuators

X. Ji; X. Liu; V. Cacucciolo; M. Imboden; Y. Civet et al. 

Science Robotics. 2019-12-18. Vol. 4, num. 37, p. eaaz6451. DOI : 10.1126/scirobotics.aaz6451.

Shape memory polymer resonators as highly sensitive uncooled infrared detectors

U. Adiyan; T. Larsen; J. J. Zárate; L. G. Villanueva; H. Shea 

Nature Communications. 2019-10-04. Vol. 10, p. 4518. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-019-12550-6.

Enhancing general spatial skills of young visually impaired people with a programmable distance discrimination training: a case control study

F. Leo; E. Ferrari; C. Baccelliere; J. Zarate; H. Shea et al. 

Journal Of Neuroengineering And Rehabilitation. 2019-08-28. Vol. 16, num. 1, p. 108. DOI : 10.1186/s12984-019-0580-2.

Stretchable pumps for soft machines

V. Cacucciolo; J. Shintake; Y. Kuwajima; S. Maeda; D. Floreano et al. 

Nature. 2019-08-22. Vol. 572, p. 516–519. DOI : 10.1038/s41586-019-1479-6.

Triboelectric‐TFT Flip‐Flop for Bistable Latching of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

A. Marette; R. I. Haque; X. Ji; R. Hinchet; H. R. Shea et al. 

Advanced Electronic Materials. 2019-07-30.  p. 1900205. DOI : 10.1002/aelm.201900205.

Design and Optimization of a Low Power and Fast Response Viscometer Used for Determination of the Natural Gas Wobbe Index

M. Shaker; E. Sundfor; G. Farine; C. Slater; P-A. Farine et al. 

IEEE Sensors Journal. 2019-07-12. Vol. 19, num. 23, p. 10999-11006. DOI : 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2928479.

Integrated elastomer-based device for measuring the mechanics of adherent cell monolayers

F. Sorba; A. Poulin; R. Ischer; H. Shea; C. Martin-Olmos 

Lab On A Chip. 2019-06-21. Vol. 19, num. 12, p. 2138-2146. DOI : 10.1039/c9lc00075e.

Triboelectric freestanding flapping film generator for energy harvesting from gas flow in pipes

R. I. Haque; D. Briand 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2019-06-21. Vol. 28, num. 8, p. 085002. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/ab0840.

Calibration Tools for Scanning Thermal Microscopy Probes Used in Temperature Measurement Mode

T. P. Nguyen; L. Thiery; S. Euphrasie; E. Lemaire; S. Khan et al. 

Journal of Heat Transfer. 2019-05-14. Vol. 141, num. 7, p. 071601. DOI : 10.1115/1.4043381.

All-printed low-power metal oxide gas sensors on polymeric substrates

S. Khan; D. Briand 

Flexible And Printed Electronics. 2019-03-01. Vol. 4, num. 1, p. 015002. DOI : 10.1088/2058-8585/aaf848.

High-speed mechano-active multielectrode array for investigating rapid stretch effects on cardiac tissue

M. Imboden; E. de Coulon; A. Poulin; C. Dellenbach; S. Rosset et al. 

Nature Communications. 2019-02-19. Vol. 10, num. 1. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-019-08757-2.

Large area scanning thermal microscopy and infrared imaging system

J. Martinek; M. Valtr; V. Hortvík; P. Grolich; D. Briand et al. 

Measurement Science and Technology. 2019-02-14. Vol. 30, num. 3, p. 035010. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6501/aafa96.

Latchable microfluidic valve arrays based on shape memory polymer actuators

B. Aksoy; N. Besse; R. J. Boom; B-J. Hoogenberg; M. Blom et al. 

Lab on a Chip. 2019-02-12. Vol. 19, num. 4, p. 608-617. DOI : 10.1039/C8LC01024B.

Nonlinear piezoelectric vibration energy harvester with frequency-tuned impacting resonators for improving broadband performance at low frequencies

R. Dauksevicius; R. Gaidys; V. Ostasevicius; R. Lockhart; A. V. Quintero et al. 

Smart Materials And Structures. 2019-02-01. Vol. 28, num. 2, p. 025025. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/aaf358.

An open-loop control scheme to increase the speed and reduce the viscoelastic drift of dielectric elastomer actuators

A. Poulin; S. Rosset 

Extreme Mechanics Letters. 2019-02-01. Vol. 27, p. 20-26. DOI : 10.1016/j.eml.2019.01.001.

Conference Papers

3D-Integration Of Printed Electrochemical Sensors In Pet Microfluidics For Biochemical Sensing

S. Demuru; R. Hague; M. O. Joho; A. Bionaz; P. van der Wal et al. 

2019-01-01. 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS), Berlin, GERMANY, Jun 23-27, 2019. p. 2464-2467. DOI : 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808497.

Fully Fdm 3D Printed Flexible Capacitive And Resistive Transducers

X. Aeby; R. van Dommelen; D. Briand 

2019-01-01. 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems and Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS), Berlin, GERMANY, Jun 23-27, 2019. p. 2440-2443. DOI : 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808268.

TacTiles: Dual-Mode Low-Power Electromagnetic Actuators for Rendering Continuous Contact and Spatial Haptic Patterns in VR

V. Vechev; J. Zarate; D. Lindlbauer; R. Hinchet; H. Shea et al. 

2019-01-01. 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), Osaka, JAPAN, Mar 23-27, 2019. p. 312-320. DOI : 10.1109/VR.2019.8797921.

Delicate yet strong: characterizing the electro-adhesion lifting force with a soft gripper

V. Cacucciolo; J. Shintake; H. Shea 

2019-01-01. 2nd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), Seoul, SOUTH KOREA, Apr 14-18, 2019. p. 108-113.

Taming the viscoelastic creep of dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Rosset; A. Poulin; H. Shea; I. Anderson 

2019-01-01. 21st Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI, Denver, CO, Mar 04-07, 2019. p. 1096614. DOI : 10.1117/12.2513981.

Dynamically reconfigurable DEAs incorporating shape memory polymer fibers

B. Aksoy; H. Shea 

2019-01-01. 21st Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI, Denver, CO, Mar 04-07, 2019. p. 109661Y. DOI : 10.1117/12.2513195.

Theses

Low voltage fast dielectric elastomer actuators

X. Ji / H. Shea; S. Cantin-Rivière (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Development and performance evaluation of a high mass resolution time of flight laser ablation ionisation mass spectrometer

R. Wiesendanger / H. Shea; P. Wurz (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Elastomer-based pneumatic device to measure the mechanical properties of cell monolayers

F. Sorba / H. Shea; C. Martin Olmos (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

2018

Journal Articles

Highly transparent humidity sensor with thin cellulose acetate butyrate and hydrophobic AF1600X vapor permeating layers fabricated by screen printing

R. Zhou; J. Li; H. Jiang; H. Li; Y. Wang et al. 

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 2018-10-12. Vol. 281, p. 212-220. DOI : 10.1016/j.snb.2018.10.061.

Peta-pico-Voltron: An open-source high voltage power supply

S. Schlatter; P. Illenberger; S. Rosset 

HardwareX. 2018-08-07. Vol. 4, p. e00039. DOI : 10.1016/j.ohx.2018.e00039.

An ultra-fast mechanically active cell culture substrate

A. Poulin; M. Imboden; F. Sorba; S. Grazioli; C. Martin-Olmos et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2018-07-02. Vol. 8, num. 1, p. 9895. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-018-27915-y.

Soft Biomimetic Fish Robot Made of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

J. Shintake; V. Cacucciolo; H. Shea; D. Floreano 

Soft Robotics. 2018-06-29. Vol. 5, num. 4, p. 466-474. DOI : 10.1089/soro.2017.0062.

Microfabricated high temperature sensing platform dedicated to scanning thermal microscopy (SThM)

T. Nguyen; E. P. Lemaire; S. Euphrasie; L. Thiery; D. Teyssieux et al. 

Sensors and Actuators A. 2018-06-01. Vol. 275, p. 109-118. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2018.04.011.

Architecture for the efficient manufacturing by printing of heated, planar, resistive transducers on polymeric foil for gas sensing

J. L. Ramirez; F. E. Annanouch; D. Briand; E. Llobet 

Sensors and Actuators B. 2018-04-01. Vol. 258, p. 952-960. DOI : 10.1016/j.snb.2017.11.108.

Low-power printed micro-hotplates through aerosol jetting of gold on thin polyimide membranes

S. Khan; T. Nguyen; M. Lubej; L. Thiery; P. Vairac et al. 

Microelectronic Engineering. 2018-03-17. Vol. 194, p. 71-78. DOI : 10.1016/j.mee.2018.03.013.

Soft triboelectric generators by the use of cost-effective elastomers and simple casting process

R. I. Haque; D. Briand; P-A. Farine 

Sensors and Actuators A. 2018-03-01. Vol. 271, p. 88-95. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2017.12.018.

Stretchable composite monolayer electrodes for low voltage dielectric elastomer actuators

X. Ji; A. El Haitami; F. Sorba; S. Rosset; G. Nguyen et al. 

SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL. 2018. Vol. 261, p. 135-143. DOI : 10.1016/j.snb.2018.01.145.

Single ended capacitive self-sensing system for comb drives driven XY nanopositioners

P. del Corro; M. Imboden; D. Perez; D. Bishop; H. Pastoriza 

SENSORS AND ACTUATORS A-PHYSICAL. 2018. Vol. 271, p. 409-417. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2017.11.021.

Engineered PWM Drives for Achieving Rapid Step and Settle Times for MEMS Actuation

C. Pollock; M. Imboden; A. Stange; J. Javor; K. Mahapatra et al. 

JOURNAL OF MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS. 2018. Vol. 27, num. 3, p. 513-520. DOI : 10.1109/JMEMS.2018.2826843.

Electrically-Induced Actuation of Acrylic-Based Dielectric Elastomers in Excess of 500% Strain

Y. Goh; S. Akbari; T. Vo; S. Koh 

SOFT ROBOTICS. 2018. DOI : 10.1089/soro.2017.0078.

Chemical and Optical Identification of Micrometer-Sized 1.9 Billion-Year-Old Fossils by Combining a Miniature Laser Ablation Ionization Mass Spectrometry System with an Optical Microscope

R. Wiesendanger; D. Wacey; M. Tulej; A. Neubeck; M. Ivarsson et al. 

ASTROBIOLOGY. 2018. Vol. 18, num. 8, p. 1071-1080. DOI : 10.1089/ast.2017.1780.

Applications of Smart Materials to Haptics

M. Cruz; K. Kyung; H. Shea; H. Bose; I. Graz 

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HAPTICS. 2018. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 2-4. DOI : 10.1109/TOH.2018.2809058.

Self-powered triboelectric touch sensor made of 3D printed materials

R. I. Haque; O. Chandran; S. Lani; D. Briand 

Nano Energy. 2018. Vol. 52, p. 54-62. DOI : 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.07.038.

Yttrium zinc tin oxide high voltage thin film transistors

A. Marette; H. R. Shea; D. Briand 

Applied Physics Letters. 2018. Vol. 113, num. 13, p. 132101. DOI : 10.1063/1.5048992.

Soft Robotic Grippers

J. Shintake; V. Cacucciolo; D. Floreano; H. Shea 

Advanced Materials. 2018. Vol. 30, num. 29, p. 1707035. DOI : 10.1002/adma.201707035.

Conference Papers

DextrES: Wearable Haptic Feedback for Grasping in VR via a Thin Form-Factor Electrostatic Brake

R. Hinchet; V. Vechev; H. Shea; O. Hilliges 

2018-01-01. 31st Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), Berlin, GERMANY, Oct 14-17, 2018. p. 901-912. DOI : 10.1145/3242587.3242657.

The NERD setup: assessing the life time of electrodes for dielectric elastomer transducers

S. Rosset; S. Schlatter; C. de Saint-Aubin; A. Poulin; H. Shea 

2018. DOI : 10.1117/12.2294408.

Fabrication and characterization of silicone-based dielectric elastomer actuators for mechanical stimulation of living cells

A. Poulin; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2018. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XX, Denver, Colorado, United States, Denver, Colorado, United States. DOI : 10.1117/12.2295687.

Theses

High voltage metal oxide thin film transistors to drive arrays of dielectric elastomer actuators

A. P. H. Marette / H. Shea; D. Briand (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018. 

Large Array of Shape Memory Polymer Actuators for Haptics and Microfluidics

N. Besse / H. Shea; S. Rosset (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018. 

Patents

Device having a plurality of latching micro-actuators and method of operating the same

N. Besse; J. J. Zarate; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

US10240688; US2018003319.

2018.

2017

Journal Articles

Understanding Graphics on a Scalable Latching Assistive Haptic Display Using a Shape Memory Polymer Membrane

N. Besse; S. Rosset; J. J. Zarate; E. Ferrari; L. Brayda et al. 

IEEE Transactions on Haptics. 2017-10-27. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 30-38. DOI : 10.1109/TOH.2017.2767049.

High-cycle electromechanical aging of dielectric elastomer actuators with carbon-based electrodes

C. De Saint-Aubin; S. Rosset; S. Schlatter; H. Shea 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2017. Vol. 27, num. 7. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/aa9f45.

Inkjet 3D printing of UV and thermal cure silicone elastomers for dielectric elastomer actuators

D. McCoul; S. Rosset; S. Schlatter; H. Shea 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2017. Vol. 26, num. 12, p. 125022. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/aa9695.

Assessing the degradation of compliant electrodes for soft actuators

S. Rosset; C. De Saint-Aubin; A. Poulin; H. Shea 

Review of Scientific Instruments. 2017. Vol. 88, num. 10, p. 105002. DOI : 10.1063/1.4989464.

Improved detection sensitivity for heavy trace elements using a miniature laser ablation ionisation mass spectrometer

R. Wiesendanger; M. Tulej; A. Riedo; S. Frey; H. Shea et al. 

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 2017. Vol. 32, num. 11, p. 2182-2188. DOI : 10.1039/C7JA00193B.

Microfluidic Platform for Seawater Desalination by Coulometric Removal of Chloride Ions through Printed Ag Electrodes

M. Fighera; P. D. Van Der Wal; H. Shea 

Journal of The Electrochemical Society. 2017. Vol. 164, num. 12, p. H836-H845. DOI : 10.1149/2.1761712jes.

Lightweight, Room-Temperature CO2 Gas Sensor Based on Rare-Earth Metal-Free Composites- An Impedance Study

C. Willa; A. Schmid; D. Briand; J. Yuan; D. Koziej 

Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2017. Vol. 9, num. 30, p. 25553-25558. DOI : 10.1021/acsami.7607379.

Flexible Active Skin: Large Reconfigurable Arrays of Individually Addressed Shape Memory Polymer Actuators

N. Besse; S. Rosset; J. J. Zarate; H. Shea 

Advanced Materials Technologies. 2017.  p. 1700102. DOI : 10.1002/admt.201700102.

Charge Neutralization and Direct Thrust Measurements from Bipolar Pairs of Ionic- Electrospray Thrusters

D. G. Courtney; H. Shea; K. Dannenmayer; A. Bulit 

AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. 2017. Vol. 55, num. 1, p. 54-65. DOI : 10.2514/1.A33863.

Flexible Zinc-Tin Oxide Thin Film Transistors Operating at 1 kV for Integrated Switching of Dielectric Elastomer Actuators Arrays

A. P. H. Marette; A. Poulin; N. Besse; S. Rosset; D. Briand et al. 

Advanced Materials. 2017.  p. 1700880. DOI : 10.1002/adma.201700880.

Conference Papers

Nanoscale thermal imaging of active devices by fluorescent SThM

H. Lin; A. Assy; E. P. Lemaire; D. Briand; L. Billot et al. 

2017-12-25. 23rd International Workshop Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems (Therminics) , Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 26-29, 2017. p. 4 p.. DOI : 10.1109/THERMINIC.2017.8233839.

Additive manufacturing on 3D surfaces

O. Chandran; S. Lani; D. Briand; B. Dunan; G. Voirin 

2017-09-06. Additive Manufacturing in Products and Applications, Zurich, Switzerland, p. 137-144. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-66866-6_13.

Low-power heating platform for the characterization and calibration of scanning thermal probes

D. Briand; T. Nguyen; E. P. Lemaire; L. Thiery; P. Vairac 

2017-08-25. Eurosensors XXXI, Paris, France, September 3-6, 2017. p. 334. DOI : 10.3390/proceedings1040334.

Design, fabrication and optimization of a silicon MEMS natural gas sensor

M. Shaker; E. Sundfor; G. A. L. Farine; C. J. Slater; P-A. Farine et al. 

2017-08-17. Eurosensors XXXI, Paris, France, September 3-6, 2017. p. 470. DOI : 10.3390/proceedings1040470.

Aerosol jet printing of miniaturized, low power flexible micro-hotplates

S. Khan; T. Nguyen; L. Thiery; P. Vairac; D. Briand 

2017-08-17. Eurosensors XXXI, Paris, France, September 3-6, 2017. p. 316. DOI : 10.3390/proceedings1040316.

3D printed materials based triboelectric device for energy harvesting and sensing

R. I. Haque; P-A. Farine; D. Briand 

2017-08-16. Eurosensors XXXI, Paris, France, September 3-6, 2017. p. 580. DOI : 10.3390/proceedings1040580.

Soft triboelectric band for sensing of and energy scavenging from body motion

R. I. Haque; P-A. Farine; D. Briand 

2017-08-09. Eurosensors XXXI, Paris, France, September 3-6, 2017. p. 387. DOI : 10.3390/proceedings1040387.

Fully casted stretchable triboelectric device for energy harvesting and sensing made of elastomeric materials

R. I. Haque; G. Ferracci; P-A. Farine; D. Briand 

2017-07-27. Transducers 2017, Kaohsiung, Taïwan, June 18-22, 2017. p. 1813-1816. DOI : 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2017.7994422.

Full integration of a dielectric elastomer actuator with a flexible 1 kV thin-film transistor

A. Marette; C. de Saint-Aubin; S. Rosset; D. Briand; H. Shea 

2017-07-27. 2017 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), Kaohsiung, Taïwan, June 18-22, 2017. p. 2063-2066. DOI : 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2017.7994479.

Inkjet printing of carbon black electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Schlatter; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2017. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA, March 25, 2017. p. 1016311. DOI : 10.1117/12.2258615.

Keep in Touch

J. J. Zarate; O. Gudozhnik; A. S. Ruch; H. Shea 

2017. 2017 CHI Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, May 2017. p. 349-352. DOI : 10.1145/3027063.3052957.

Dielectric elastomer actuator for the measurement of cell traction forces with sub-cellular resolution

S. Rosset; A. Poulin; A. Zollinger; M. Smith; H. Shea 

2017. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2017, Portland, Oregon, USA, March 25, 2017. p. 101630P. DOI : 10.1117/12.2258731.

Theses

Microengineered Electrochemical Tools for in-situ Monitoring of Marine Environment

M. Fighera / H. Shea; P. Van der Wal (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2017. 

Patents

Electroadhesive device, system and method for gripping

J. Shintake; S. Rosset; B. Schubert; D. Floreano; H. Shea 

US2019047157; WO2017145103.

2017.

2016

Journal Articles

Multifunctional shape memory electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators enabling high holding force and low-voltage multisegment addressing

D. J. McCoul; S. Rosset; N. Besse; H. Shea 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2016. Vol. 26, num. 2, p. 025015. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/26/2/025015.

Soft tunable diffractive optics with multifunctional transparent electrodes enabling integrated actuation

X. Ji; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

Applied Physics Letters. 2016. Vol. 109, num. 19, p. 191901. DOI : 10.1063/1.4967001.

Small, fast, and tough: Shrinking down integrated elastomer transducers

S. Rosset; H. Shea 

Applied Physics Reviews. 2016. Vol. 3, p. 031105. DOI : 10.1063/1.4963164.

Dielectric Elastomer Actuator for Mechanical Loading of 2D Cell Cultures

A. Poulin; C. Saygili Demir; S. Rosset; T. Petrova; H. Shea 

Lab on a Chip. 2016. Vol. 16, num. 19, p. 3788-3794. DOI : 10.1039/C6LC00903D.

Using pot-magnets to enable stable and scalable electromagnetic tactile displays

J. J. Zarate; H. Shea 

IEEE Transactions on Haptics. 2016.  p. 1-1. DOI : 10.1109/TOH.2016.2591951.

Smart RFID Label with a Printed Multisensor Platform for Environmental Monitoring

A. Vasquez Quintero; F. Molina-Lopez; E. Smits; E. Danesh; J. van den Brand et al. 

Flexible and Printed Electronics. 2016. Vol. 1, p. 025003. DOI : 10.1088/2058-8585/1/2/025003.

Green paper-based piezoelectronics for sensors and actuators

E. Lemaire; R. Moser; C. Borsa; D. Briand 

Sensors and Actuators A. 2016. Vol. 244, p. 285-291. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2016.04.024.

Soft compliant gripper for safe manipulation of extremely fragile objects

H. Shea; J. Shintake; D. Floreano 

SPIE Newsroom. 2016. DOI : 10.1117/2.1201603.006409.

Fabrication of transmissive dielectric elastomer actuator driven tunable optical gratings with improved tunability

M. B. Krishnan; S. Rosset; S. Bhattacharya; H. Shea 

Optical Engineering. 2016. Vol. 55, num. 4, p. 047104. DOI : 10.1117/1.OE.55.4.047104.

Optimization of thin-film highly-compliant elastomer sensors for contractility measurement of muscle cells

O. Araromi; A. Poulin; S. Rosset; M. Imboden; M. Favre et al. 

Extreme Mechanics Letters. 2016. Vol. 9, num. 1, p. 1-10. DOI : 10.1016/j.eml.2016.03.017.

Comparing Direct and Indirect Thrust Measurements from Passively Fed and Highly Ionic Electrospray Thrusters

D. G. Courtney; S. Dandavino; H. Shea 

Journal of Propulsion and Power. 2016. Vol. 32, num. 2, p. 392. DOI : 10.2514/1.B35836.

Versatile soft grippers with intrinsic electroadhesion based on multifunctional polymer actuators

J. Shintake; S. Rosset; B. E. Schubert; D. Floreano; H. Shea 

Advanced Materials. 2016. Vol. 28, num. 2, p. 231-238. DOI : 10.1002/adma.201504264.

Fabrication process of silicone-based dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Rosset; S. Araromi; S. Schlatter; H. Shea 

Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). 2016. num. 108, p. e53423. DOI : 10.3791/53423.

Conference Papers

Electrically conductive fabric based stretchable triboelectric energy harvester

R. I. Haque; P-A. Farine; D. Briand 

2016-12-09. PowerMEMS 2016, Paris, France, December 6-9, 2016. p. 012005. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/773/1/012005.

Fully casted soft power generating triboelectric shoe insole

R. I. Haque; P-A. Farine; D. Briand 

2016-12-09. PowerMEMS 2016, Paris, France, December 6-9, 2016. p. 012097. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/773/1/012097.

High resolution SThM microscopy with fluorescent nanoprobes

H. J. Lin; A. Assy; E. Lemaire; D. Briand; A. Descamps-Mandine et al. 

2016-09-30. Nanoscale and Microscale Heat Transfer V, Santorini, Greece, September 26-30, 2016. p. 4 pp..

Biomimetic Underwater Robots Based on Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

J. Shintake; H. Shea; D. Floreano 

2016. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Daejeon, Korea, October 9-14. p. 4957-4962.

Fully printed 3 microns thick dielectric elastomer actuator

A. Poulin; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2016. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, March 21-24, 2016. p. 97980L. DOI : 10.1117/12.2218256.

Theses

Miniaturized Dielectric Elastomer Actuator for Mechanical Stimulation of Monolayer Cell Cultures

A. Poulin / H. Shea; S. Rosset (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2016. 

Book Chapters

Dielectric Elastomers as EAPs: How to start experimenting with them

H. Shea; A. Koh; I. Graz; J. Shintake 

Electromechanically Active Polymers; Springer, 2016.

Posters

Transparent dielectric elastomer actuator used as tunable optical grating

X. Ji; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2016 – Sixth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Helsingør (Copenhagen), 14/06/2016 – 15/06/2016.

Electrically shielded dielectric elastomer actuators for the study of the mechanical perturbation of cardiomyocytes

M. Imboden; A. Poulin; E. de Coulon; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2016 – Sixth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Helsingør (Copenhagen), 14/06/2016 – 15/06/2016.

Multifunctional shape memory electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators enabling high holding force and low-voltage multisegment addressing

D. J. McCoul; N. Besse; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2016 – Sixth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Helsingør (Copenhagen), 14/06/2016 – 15/06/2016.

Flexible 1kV thin-film transistor driving out-of-plane dielectric elastomer actuator

A. P. H. Marette; A. Poulin; S. Rosset; D. Briand; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2016 – Sixth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Helsingør (Copenhagen), 14/06/2016 – 15/06/2016.

Aging setup for high cycle tests on dielectric elastomer actuators

C. A. de Saint-Aubin; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2016 – Sixth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Helsingør (Copenhagen), 14/06/2016 – 15/06/2016.

2015

Journal Articles

Printing low-voltage dielectric elastomer actuators

A. Poulin; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

Applied Physics Letters. 2015. Vol. 107, num. 24, p. 244104. DOI : 10.1063/1.4937735.

A 10 nN resolution thrust-stand for micro-propulsion devices

S. Chakraborty; D. G. Courtney; H. Shea 

Review of Scientific Instruments. 2015. Vol. 86, num. 11, p. 115109. DOI : 10.1063/1.4935471.

Standards for dielectric elastomer transducers

F. Carpi; I. Anderson; S. Bauer; G. Frediani; G. Gallone et al. 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2015. Vol. 24, num. 10, p. 105025. DOI : 10.1088/0964-1726/24/10/105025.

Influences of porous reservoir Laplace pressure on emissions from passively fed ionic liquid electrospray sources

D. G. Courtney; H. Shea 

Applied Physics Letters. 2015. Vol. 107, p. 103504. DOI : 10.1063/1.4930231.

Optimization of the force and power consumption of a microfabricated magnetic actuator

J. J. Zarate; G. Tosolini; S. Petroni; M. D. Vittorio; H. Shea 

Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 2015. Vol. 234, p. 57-64. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2015.08.007.

Fragmentation in Time-of-Flight Spectrometry-Based Calculations of Ionic Electrospray Thruster Performance

D. G. Courtney; H. Shea 

Journal of Propulsion and Power. 2015. Vol. 31, num. 5, p. 1500-1504. DOI : 10.2514/1.B35837.

High-resolution, large-area fabrication of compliant electrodes via laser ablation for robust, stretchable dielectric elastomer actuators and sensors

S. Araromi; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2015. Vol. 7, num. 32, p. 18046-18053. DOI : 10.1021/acsami.5b04975.

Maximizing the displacement of compact planar dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Rosset; S. Araromi; H. Shea 

Extreme Mechanics Letters. 2015. Vol. 3, p. 72-81. DOI : 10.1016/j.eml.2015.04.001.

Ultrafast All-Polymer Electrically Tunable Silicone Lenses

L. Maffli; S. Rosset; M. Ghilardi; F. Carpi; H. Shea 

Advanced Functional Materials. 2015. Vol. 25, num. 11, p. 1656-1665. DOI : 10.1002/adfm.201403942.

Dielectric elastomer generators that stack up

T. G. Mckay; S. Rosset; I. A. Anderson; H. Shea 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2015. Vol. 24, num. 1, p. 015014. DOI : 10.1088/0964-1726/24/1/015014.

A Foldable Antagonistic Actuator

J. Shintake; S. Rosset; B. E. Schubert; D. Floreano; H. Shea 

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 2015. Vol. 20, num. 5, p. 1997-2008. DOI : 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2359337.

Rollable Multisegment Dielectric Elastomer Minimum Energy Structures for a Deployable Microsatellite Gripper

S. Araromi; I. Gavrilovich; J. Shintake; S. Rosset; M. Richard et al. 

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. 2015. Vol. 20, num. 1, p. 438. DOI : 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2329367.

Conference Papers

Micromachined temperature calibration tool for contact Scanning Thermal Microscope probes

A. Bontempi; T. Nguyen; E. Lemaire; L. Thiery; D. Teyssieux et al. 

2015. 21st International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems (THERMINIC), Paris, France, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 2015. p. 1-5. DOI : 10.1109/THERMINIC.2015.7389643.

Micromachined Calibration Chip with Heat Source and Temperature Sensors for Scanning Thermal Metrology (SThM)

E. Lemaire; T. Nguyen; A. Bontempi; L. Thiery; D. Teyssieux et al. 

2015. Eurosensors, 2015. p. 130-133. DOI : 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.583.

Green Paper-based Piezoelectric Material for Sensors and Actuators

E. Lemaire; R. Moser; C. Borsa; H. Shea; D. Briand 

2015. Eurosensors, 2015. p. 360-363. DOI : 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.637.

Performance and Applications of Ionic Electrospray Micro-Propulsion Prototypes

D. G. Courtney; S. Dandavino; H. Shea 

2015. AIAA SPACE 2015, Pasedena, CA, USA, Aug 30 to Sept 2, 2015.

Versatile fabrication of PDMS-carbon electrodes for silicone dielectric elastomer transducers

S. Araromi; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2015. TRANSDUCERS 2015 – 2015 18th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, Anchorage, AK, USA, 21-25 June 2015. p. 1905-1908. DOI : 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2015.7181323.

Low-loss Millimeter-wave Phase Shifters Based on Mechanical Reconfiguration

P. Romano; O. Araromi; S. Rosset; J. Perruisseau-Carrier; H. Shea et al. 

2015. 2015 Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Prague, Czech Republic, July, 6-9, 2015. p. 902-907.

Variable Stiffness Actuator for Soft Robotics Using Dielectric Elastomer and Low-Melting-Point Alloy

J. Shintake; B. E. Schubert; S. Rosset; H. Shea; D. Floreano 

2015. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, September 28 – October 02, 2015. p. 1097-1102. DOI : 10.1109/IROS.2015.7353507.

Stretchable and Transparent THz Reflectarrays Based on PDMS

P. Romano; M. Tamagnone; S. Capdevila Cascante; S. Rosset; H. Shea et al. 

2015. International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, New York, US, August, 4-7, 2015.

Interfacing dielectric elastomer actuators with liquids

A. Poulin; L. Maffli; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2015. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, March 2015. p. 943011. DOI : 10.1117/12.2083837.

Thin-film dielectric elastomer sensors to measure the contraction force of smooth muscle cells

S. Araromi; A. Poulin; S. Rosset; M. Favre; M. Giazzon et al. 

2015. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, March 2015. p. 94300Z. DOI : 10.1117/12.2083905.

DEA for soft robotics: 1-gram actuator picks up a 60-gram egg

J. Shintake; S. Rosset; B. E. Schubert; S. Mintchev; D. Floreano et al. 

2015. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, March 2015. p. 94301S. DOI : 10.1117/12.2084043.

Maximizing strain in miniaturized dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Rosset; S. Araromi; H. Shea 

2015. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, March 2015. p. 94301J. DOI : 10.1117/12.2083821.

Towards fast, reliable, and manufacturable DEAs: miniaturized motor and Rupert the rolling robot

S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2015. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, March 2015. p. 943009. DOI : 10.1117/12.2085279.

Theses

An Electrostatic Ion-guide and a High-resolution Thrust-stand for Characterization of Micro-propulsion Devices

S. Chakraborty / H. Shea (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2015. 

Posters

Pad printing 1-10 mm thick elastomer membranes for DEAs

A. Poulin; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2015 – Fifth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Tallinn, Estonia, 09/06/2015 – 10/06/2015.

2014

Journal Articles

A ToF-MS with a Highly Efficient Electrostatic Ion Guide for Characterization of Ionic Liquid Electrospray Sources

S. Chakraborty; C. Ataman; D. G. Courtney; S. Dandavino; H. Shea 

Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 2014. Vol. 25, num. 8, p. 1364-1373. DOI : 10.1007/s13361-014-0914-z.

Model and design of dielectric elastomer minimum energy structures

S. Rosset; S. Araromi; J. Shintake; H. Shea 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2014. Vol. 23, num. 8, p. 085021. DOI : 10.1088/0964-1726/23/8/085021.

Microfabricated electrospray emitter arrays with integrated extractor and accelerator electrodes for the propulsion of small spacecraft

S. Dandavino; C. Ataman; C. N. Ryan; S. Chakraborty; D. Courtney et al. 

Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2014. Vol. 24, num. 7, p. 075011. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/24/7/075011.

Optical pumping in a microfabricated Rb vapor cell using a microfabricated Rb discharge light source

V. Venkatraman; S. Kang; C. Affolderbach; H. Shea; G. Mileti 

Applied Physics Letters. 2014. Vol. 104, p. 054104. DOI : 10.1063/1.4864080.

Tunable millimeter-wave phase shifter based on dielectric elastomer actuation

P. Romano; S. Araromi; S. Rosset; H. Shea; J. Perruisseau-Carrier 

Applied Physics Letters. 2014. Vol. 104, p. 024104. DOI : 10.1063/1.4862272.

Conference Papers

Microwave to terahertz reconfiguration of antenna devices using dielectric elastomer micro-actuators

P. Romano; O. Araromi; S. Rosset; H. Shea; J. Perruisseau-Carrier 

2014. 9th ESA Round Table on Micro and Nano Technologies, Lausanne, Switzerland, June, 10-13, 2014.

Stack design for portable artificial muscle generators: is it dangerous to be short and fat?

I. Anderson; S. Rosset; T. McKay; H. Shea 

2014. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, San Diego, March 2014. p. 90560Q. DOI : 10.1117/12.2044940.

Toward compression of small cell population: Harnessing stress in passive regions of dielectric elastomer actuators

A. Poulin; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2014. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, San Diego, March 2014. p. 90561Q. DOI : 10.1117/12.2044784.

A tunable millimeter-wave phase shifter driven by dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Araromi; P. Romano; S. Rosset; J. Perruisseau-Carrier; H. Shea 

2014. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, San Diego, March 2014. p. 90562M. DOI : 10.1117/12.2044589.

An instrument to obtain the correct biaxial hyperelastic parameters of silicones for accurate DEA modelling

S. Rosset; L. Maffli; S. Houis; H. Shea 

2014. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, San Diego, March 2014. p. 90560M. DOI : 10.1117/12.2044777.

Towards a deployable satellite gripper based on multisegment dielectric elastomer minimum energy structures

S. Araromi; I. Gavrilovich; J. Shintake; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2014. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014, San Diego, March 2014. p. 90562G. DOI : 10.1117/12.2044667.

Improved test setup for MEMS mechanical strength investigations and fabrication process qualification

T. Bandi; X. Maeder; A. Dommann; H. Shea; A. Neels 

2014. SPIE Photonis West 2014, Reliability, Packaging, Testing, and Characterization of MOEMS/MEMS, Nanodevices, and Nanomaterials XIII,, San Francisco, 1 2014. DOI : 10.1117/12.2044212.

Evaluation of silicon tuning-fork resonators under space-relevant radiation conditions

T. Bandi; J. Baborowski; A. Dommann; H. Shea; F. Cardot et al. 

2014. SPIE Photonis West 2014, Reliability, Packaging, Testing, and Characterization of MOEMS/MEMS, Nanodevices, and Nanomaterials XIII,, San Francisco, 1 2014. p. 89750I. DOI : 10.1117/12.2044209.

Theses

Microfabricated Electrospray Thrusters for a Modular Spacecraft Propulsion System

S. Dandavino / H. Shea (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2014. 

Fluidically-coupled dielectric elastomer actuator structures for tunable optics and microfluidics

L. Maffli / H. Shea; S. Rosset (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2014. 

Reliability Aspects of Microelectromechanical Systems for Space Applications

T. Bandi / H. Shea; A. Neels (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2014. 

Posters

Fabrication of high adhesion cm-scale compliant electrodes for dielectric elastomer transducers using O2 plasma activation

O. Araromi; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2014 – Fourth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Linköping, Sweden, 10/06/2014 – 11/06/2014.

DEA-based deformable cell culture system

A. Poulin; C. Martin-Olmos; S. Rosset; M. Liley; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2014 – Fourth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Linköping, Sweden, June 10-11 2014.

Talks

Silicone as a Multifunctional Material: Ultrafast Tuneable Lenses and Energy Harvesting Based on Silicone Membranes

S. Rosset; L. Maffli; M. Ghilardi; F. Carpi; H. Shea 

2014 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit, San Francisco, California, USA, April 21-25, 2014.

Small, fast and tough: an overview of our silicone-based actuators

S. Rosset; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2014 Fourth international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Linköping, Sweden, 10/06/2014 – 11/06/2014.

2013

Journal Articles

Electro and pressure tunable cholesteric liquid crystal devices based on ion-implanted flexible substrates

L. De Sio; G. Palermo; V. Caligiuri; A. E. Vasdekis; A. Pane et al. 

Journal Of Materials Chemistry C. 2013. Vol. 1, num. 47, p. 7798-7802. DOI : 10.1039/c3tc31272k.

Zipping dielectric elastomer actuators: characterization, design and modeling

L. Maffli; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2013. Vol. 22, num. 10, p. 104013. DOI : 10.1088/0964-1726/22/10/104013.

Self-sensing dielectric elastomer actuators in closed-loop operation

S. Rosset; B. M. O’Brien; T. Gisby; D. Xu; H. R. Shea et al. 

Smart Materials and Structures. 2013. Vol. 22, num. 10, p. 104018. DOI : 10.1088/0964-1726/22/10/104018.

Proton-Radiation Tolerance of Silicon and SU-8 as Structural Materials for High-Reliability MEMS

T. Bandi; J. Polido-Gomes; A. Neels; A. Dommann; L. Marchand et al. 

Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 2013. Vol. 22, num. 6, p. 1395-1402. DOI : 10.1109/JMEMS.2013.2262596.

Improved electromechanical behavior in castable dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Akbari; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

Applied Physics Letters. 2013. Vol. 102, p. 071906. DOI : 10.1063/1.4793420.

Electromagnetic characterisation of flexible conductive membranes at millimetre-waves

P. Romano; S. Rosset; L. Maffli; H. Shea; J. Perruisseau-Carrier 

Electronics Letters. 2013. Vol. 49, num. 5, p. 353-354. DOI : 10.1049/el.2012.4468.

Flexible and stretchable electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Rosset; H. Shea 

Applied Physics A. 2013. Vol. 110, p. 281-307. DOI : 10.1007/s00339-012-7402-8.

Ion implanted dielectric elastomer circuits

B. M. O’Brien; S. Rosset; I. A. Anderson; H. R. Shea 

Applied Physics A. 2013. Vol. 111, p. 943-950. DOI : 10.1007/s00339-012-7319-2.

Conference Papers

Development of a ToF setup with an ion – guide for characterization of electrospray microthrusters

S. Chakraborty; S. Dandavino; C. Ataman; D. G. Courtney; H. Shea 

2013. 33rd International Electric Propulstion Conference, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA, October 6-10, 2013.

Experimental progress towards the MicroThrust MEMS electrospray electric propulsion system

C. Ryan; A. Daykin-Iliopoulos; J. Stark; A. Salaverri; E. Vargas et al. 

2013. 33rd International Electric Propulstion Conference, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA, October 6-10, 2013.

Design and fabrication of the thruster heads for the MicroThrust MEMS electrospray propulsion system

S. Dandavino; C. Ataman; S. Chakraborty; H. Shea; C. Ryan et al. 

2013. 33rd International Electric Propulstion Conference, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., USA, October 6-10, 2013.

An electroactive polymer energy harvester for wireless sensor networks

T. G. Mckay; S. Rosset; I. A. Anderson; H. Shea 

2013. 13th International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Technology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS)’, u’13th International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Technology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS), London, UK, december 2013. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/476/1/012117.

Making MEMS more suited for Space: Assessing the proton-radiation tolerance of structural materials for microsystems in orbit

T. Bandi; J. Polido-Gomes; A. Neels; A. Dommann; H. Shea 

2013. Reliability, Packaging, Testing, and Characterization of MOEMS/MEMS and Nanodevices XII, San Francisco, USA, January 2013. DOI : 10.1117/12.2004705.

Reliability characteristics of microfabricated Rb mini-lamps for optical pumping in miniature atomic clocks and magnetometers

v. Venkatraman; y. Petremand; N. de Rooij; H. Shea 

2013. Reliability, Packaging, Testing, and Characterization of MOEMS/MEMS and Nanodevices XII, San Francisco, USA, January 2013. DOI : 10.1117/12.2006032.

Uncooperative Rendezvous and Docking for MicroSats

M. Richard; L. G. Kronig; F. Belloni; V. Gass; O. A. Araromi et al. 

2013. 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, RAST 2013,, Istambul, Turkey, June 12-14 2013.

Gravity Gradient Earth Sensor experiment on REXUS 11

K. Ghose; S. Dandavino; H. Meyer; B. Chamot; j-f. labrecque-piedboeuf et al. 

2013. 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes, Thun, Switzerland, June 9-13, 2013.

Effect of mechanical parameters on dielectric elastomer minimum energy structures

J. Shintake; S. Rosset; D. Floreano; H. Shea 

2013. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, USA, March 10, 2013. p. 86872V. DOI : 10.1117/12.2009368.

Mm-size bistable zipping dielectric elastomer actuators for integrated microfluidics

L. Maffli; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2013. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, USA, March 10, 2013. p. 86872M. DOI : 10.1117/12.2009367.

Tunable grating with active feedback

S. Rosset; B. O’Brien; T. Gisby; D. Xu; H. Shea et al. 

2013. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, USA, March 10, 2013. p. 86872F. DOI : 10.1117/12.2009358.

More than 10-fold increase in the actuation strain of silicone dielectric elastomer actuators by applying prestrain

S. Akbari; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2013. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, March 10, 2013. p. 86871P. DOI : 10.1117/12.2009912.

Surface impedance measurements of thin flexible metallization at millimeter-waves

P. Romano; S. Rosset; L. Maffli; H. Shea; J. Perruisseau-Carrier 

2013. 7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Gothenburg, Sweden, April 8-12, 2013.

Theses

Arrays of dielectric elastomer microactuators for cell mechanotransduction

S. Akbari / H. Shea; S. Rosset (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2013. 

Microfabricated rubidium dielectric barrier discharge light sources for portable atomic clocks

V. Lalgudi Venkatraman / H. Shea (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2013. 

Reports

Study of a Dielectric Elastomer Gripper for Cleanspace One

I. Gavrilovich 

2013

Posters

Chip-scale array of artificial muscles for investigation of cell mechanotransduction properties

A. Poulin; S. Akbari; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2013 – Third international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Dübendorf (Zürich), Switzerland, 25/06/2013 – 26/06/2013.

Dielectric Elastomer Actuators for soft-grasping

J. Shintake; S. Rosset; B. E. Schubert; D. Floreano; H. Shea 

International Workshop on Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation, Centro Stefano Franscini (CSF), Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, July 14-19, 2013.

Towards reconfigurable RF devices based on dielectric elastomer actuators

O. A. Araromi; P. Romano; S. Rosset; J. Perruisseau-Carrier; H. Shea 

EuroEAP 2013 – Third international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Dübendorf, Zürich, Switzerland, 25/06/2013 – 26/06/2013.

Artificial muscles for soft robots

J. Shintake; S. Rosset; D. Floreano; H. Shea 

Festival de robotique.

2012

Journal Articles

Characterization and modelling of low-pressure rf discharges at 2–500 MHz for miniature alkali vapour dielectric barrier discharge lamps

V. Venkatraman; Y. Pétremand; N. de Rooij; H. Shea 

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. 2012. Vol. 45, num. 50, p. 505205. DOI : 10.1088/0022-3727/45/50/505205.

An array of 100 μm × 100 μm dielectric elastomer actuators with 80% strain for tissue engineering applications

S. Akbari; H. Shea 

Sensors and Actuators A. 2012. Vol. 186, p. 236-241. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2012.01.030.

Microfabricated chip-scale rubidium plasma light source for miniature atomic clocks

V. Lalgudi Venkatraman; Y. Petremand; C. Affolderbach; G. Mileti; N. De Rooij et al. 

IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. 2012. Vol. 59, num. 3, p. 448-456. DOI : 10.1109/TUFFC.2012.2214.

Microfabrication and characterization of an array of dielectric elastomer actuators generating uniaxial strain to stretch individual cells

S. Akbari; H. R. Shea 

Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2012. Vol. 22, num. 4, p. 045020. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/22/4/045020.

An Artificial Muscle Ring Oscillator

B. M. O’Brien; I. A. Anderson 

IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS. 2012. Vol. 17, num. 1, p. 197-200. DOI : 10.1109/TMECH.2011.2165553.

Conference Papers

MicroThrust MEMS electrospray emitters – integrated microfabrication and test results

C. Ryan; J. Stark; C. Ataman; S. Dandavino; S. Chakraborty et al. 

2012. Space Propulsion 2012, Bordeaux, France, May 7-10, 2012.

Development of the MicroThrust Breadboard: A Miniaturized Electric Propulsion System for Nanosatellites

F. Tata Nardini; B. Sanders; M. Straathof; C. Ataman; M. Richard et al. 

2012. Space Propulsion 2012, Bordeaux, France, May 7-10, 2012.

Progress Towards a Miniaturized Electrospray Thruster for Propulsion of Small Spacecraft

S. Dandavino; C. Ataman; S. Chakraborty; H. Shea; C. Ryan et al. 

2012. 48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, July 30 – August 1, 2012.

LTCC integrated miniature Rb discharge lamp module for stable optical pumping in miniature atomic clocks and magnetometers

V. Venkatraman; H. Shea; F. Vecchio; T. Maeder; P. Ryser 

2012. 18th IEEE International Symposium for Design and Technology in Electronic Packaging (SIITME), Alba Iulia (RO), 25-28.10.2012. p. 111-114. DOI : 10.1109/SIITME.2012.6384357.

Stretching cells with DEAs

S. Akbari; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2012. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2012, San Diego, California USA, March 11 – 15, 2012. p. 8340-1R. DOI : 10.1117/12.915180.

The need for speed

S. Rosset; P. Gebbers; B. O’Brien; H. Shea 

2012. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2012, San Diego, California USA, March 11 – 15, 2012. p. 8340-04. DOI : 10.1117/12.914623.

Zipping it up: DEAs independent of the elastomer’s electric breakdown field

P. Gebbers; C. Grätzel; L. Maffli; C. Stamm; H. Shea 

2012. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2012, San Diego, California USA, March 11 – 15, 2012. p. 8340-2P. DOI : 10.1117/12.915020.

Cutting the fat: Artificial muscle oscillators for lighter, cheaper, and slimmer devices

B. O’Brien; S. Rosset; H. Shea; I. A. Anderson 

2012. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2012, San Diego, California USA, March 11 – 15, 2012. p. 8340-08. DOI : 10.1117/12.915117.

Pump it up

L. Maffli; B. O’Brien; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2012. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2012, San Diego, California USA, March 11 – 15, 2012. p. 8340-2Q. DOI : 10.1117/12.914831.

Wafer-level integrated electrospray emitters for a pumpless microthruster system operating in high efficiency ion-mode

C. Ataman; S. Dandavino; H. Shea 

2012. MEMS 2012, Paris, FRANCE, Paris, FRANCE,, January 29 – February 2, 2012.

Theses

MEMS Inertial Sensor to Measure the Gravity Gradient Torque in Orbit

K. Ghose / H. Shea (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2012. 

Posters

Dielectric Elastomer Actuators for Microfluidics

L. Maffli; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

Second international conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Potsdam, Germany, May 29-30, 2012.

A soft robotic actuator using dielectric minimum energy structures

J. Shintake; S. Rosset; D. Floreano; H. Shea 

2nd International Conference on Electromechanically Active Polymer (EAP) transducers & artificial muscles, Potsdam (Berlin), Germany, May 29-30, 2012.

2011

Journal Articles

Dispensing and Hermetic Sealing Rb in a Miniature Reference Cell for Integrated Atomic Clocks

F. Vecchio; V. Venkatraman; H. R. Shea; T. Maeder; P. Ryser 

Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 2011. Vol. 172, num. 1, p. 330-335. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2011.03.045.

Enhancement of actuation ability of ionic-type conducting polymer actuators using metal ion implantation

G. Alici; A. Punning; H. R. Shea 

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 2011. Vol. 157, p. 72-84. DOI : 10.1016/j.snb.2011.03.028.

Vibration and shock reliability of MEMS: modeling and experimental validation

S. Sundaram; M. Tormen; B. Timotijevic; R. Lockhart; T. Overstolz et al. 

Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2011. Vol. 21, p. 045022. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/21/4/045022.

Electrical conductivity and Young’s modulus of flexible nanocomposites made by metal ion implantation of Polydimethylsiloxane: the relationship between nanostructure and macroscopic properties

M. Niklaus; H. Shea 

Acta Materialia. 2011. Vol. 59, p. 830-840. DOI : 10.1016/j.actamat.2010.10.030.

Conference Papers

Microfabrication of Capillary Electrospray Emitters and ToF Characterization of the Emitted Beam

S. Dandavino; C. Ataman; H. Shea; C. Ryan; J. Stark 

2011. The 32nd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Wiesbaden, Germany, September 11 – 15, 2011.

Arrays of 100μm x 100μm dielectric elastomer actuators to strain the single cells

S. Akbari; H. Shea 

2011. 25th Eurosensors Conference, Athens, GREECE, Sep 04-07, 2011. p. 693-696. DOI : 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.12.171.

Low-Power Chip-Scale Rubidium Plasma Light Source for Miniature Atomic Clocks

V. Lalgudi Venkatraman; Y. Pétremand; C. Affolderbach; G. Mileti; N. de Rooij et al. 

2011. 2011 Joint IFCS/EFTF Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA, May 1-5, 2011.

MICROFABRICATION AND PACKAGING OF A RUBIDIUM VAPOR CELL AS A PLASMA LIGHT SOURCE FOR MEMS ATOMIC CLOCKS

V. Lalgudi Venkatraman; Y. Pétremand; C. Affolderbach; G. Mileti; N. de Rooij et al. 

2011. Transducers’11, Beijing, China, June 5-9, 2011. p. 1907-1910.

Miniaturized EAPs with compliant electrodes fabricated by ion implantation

H. Shea 

2011. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, March, 6 – 10 2011. p. 79760R. DOI : 10.1117/12.882212.

Multilayer Dielectric Elastomer Actuators with Ion Implanted Electrodes

A. Punning; S. Akbari; M. Niklaus; H. Shea 

2011. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011, SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, March, 6 – 10 2011. p. 79760U. DOI : 10.1117/12.880484.

ESD testing and combdrive snap-in in a MEMS tunable grating under shock and vibration

S. Sundaram; M. Tormen; B. Timotijevic; R. Lockhart; R. P. Stanley et al. 

2011. SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, January 23-27 2011. p. 79280A. DOI : 10.1117/12.873253.

Displacement damage effects in silicon MEMS at high proton doses

J. Gomes; R. H. Shea 

2011. SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, January 23-27 2011. p. 79280G. DOI : 10.1117/12.873546.

Effects of Radiation on MEMS

H. Shea 

2011. SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, USA, January 23-27, 2011. p. 79280E. DOI : 10.1117/12.876968.

Books

2010

Journal Articles

Acoustophoretic Synchronization of Mammalian Cells in Microchannels

P. Thévoz; J. D. Adams; H. Shea; H. Bruus; H. T. Soh 

Analytical Chemistry. 2010. Vol. 82, num. 7, p. 3094-3098. DOI : 10.1021/ac100357u.

3-dimensional electrode patterning within a microfluidic channel using metal ion implantation

J-W. Choi; S. Rosset; M. Niklaus; J. Adleman; H. Shea et al. 

Lab on a Chip – Miniaturisation for Chemistry and Biology. 2010. Vol. 10, num. 6, p. 783-788. DOI : 10.1039/b917719a.

Conference Papers

Dispensing and hermetic sealing Rb in a miniature reference cell for integrated atomic clocks

F. Vecchio; V. Lalgudi Venkatraman; H. Shea; T. Maeder; P. Ryser 

2010. Eurosensors XXIV, Linz, Austria, 5-9.9.2010 . p. 367-370. DOI : 10.1016/j.proeng.2010.09.124.

Electrically Tunable PDMS Lenses Using Integrated mm-Scale Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

M. Niklaus; H. Shea 

2010. Actuators 2010, Bremen, Germany, 14-16 June 2010. p. 440-443.

Development of MEMS based Electric Propulsion

B. Sanders; L. Van Vliet; F. Tata Nardini; T-A. Gronland; P. Rangsten et al. 

2010. Space Propulsion Conference 2010, San Sebastian, Spain, May 2010.

Arrays of EAP micro-actuators for single-cell stretching applications

S. Akbari; M. Nicklaus; H. Shea 

2010. SPIE EAPAD 2010, SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, March 8-12, 2010. DOI : 10.1117/12.847125.

Array of lenses with individually tunable focal-length based on transparent ion-implanted EAPs

M. Niklaus; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2010. SPIE EAPAD 2010, SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, March 8-12, 2010. DOI : 10.1117/12.848445.

Theses

Metal-Ion Implanted Elastomers

M. Niklaus / H. Shea (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2010. 

Book Chapters

Radiation-Tolerant CMOS Single-Photon Imagers for Multiradiation Detection

E. Charbon; L. Carrara; C. Niclass; N. Scheidegger; H. Shea 

Radiation Effects in Semiconductors; CRC Press, 2010. p. 31-50.

2009

Journal Articles

SPACE: the spectroscopic all-sky cosmic explorer

A. Cimatti; M. Robberto; C. Baugh; S. V. W. Beckwith; R. Content et al. 

Experimental Astronomy. 2009. Vol. 23, num. 1, p. 39-66. DOI : 10.1007/s10686-008-9096-7.

Large-Stroke Dielectric Elastomer Actuators With Ion- Implanted Electrodes

S. Rosset; M. Niklaus; P. Dubois; H. Shea 

Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 2009. Vol. 18, num. 6, p. 1300-1308. DOI : 10.1109/JMEMS.2009.2031690.

Electrical breakdown at low pressure for planar microelectromechanical systems with 10- to 500-micron gaps

P. Carazzetti; H. Shea 

Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS. 2009. Vol. 8, num. 3, p. 031305. DOI : 10.1117/1.3152368.

Radiation sensitivity of microelectromechanical system devices

H. Shea 

Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS. 2009. Vol. 8, num. 3, p. 031303. DOI : 10.1117/1.3152362.

Tailoring the hydraulic impedance of out-of-plane micromachined electrospray sources with integrated electrodes

R. Krpoun; K. Smith; J. Stark; H. Shea 

Applied Physics Letters. 2009. Vol. 94, p. 163502. DOI : 10.1063/1.3117191.

Integrated out-of-plane nanoelectrospray thruster arrays for spacecraft propulsion

R. Krpoun; H. Shea 

JOURNAL OF MICROMECHANICS AND MICROENGINEERING. 2009. Vol. 19, p. 045019-045029. DOI : 10.1088/0960-1317/19/4/045019.

Ad-Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks For Exploration Of Solar-System Bodies

P. Dubois; C. Botteron; V. Mitev; C. Menon; P-A. Farine et al. 

Acta Astronautica. 2009. Vol. 64, num. 5-6, p. 470-478. DOI : 10.1016/j.actaastro.2008.11.012.

Metal Ion Implantation for the Fabrication of Stretchable Electrodes on Elastomers

S. Rosset; M. Niklaus; P. Dubois; H. Shea 

Advanced Functional Materials. 2009. Vol. 19, p. 470-478. DOI : 10.1002/adfm.200801218.

Micromachined chip-scale plasma light source

P. Carazzetti; P. Renaud; H. Shea 

Sensors and Actuators A. 2009. Vol. 154, p. 275-280. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2008.05.028.

Conference Papers

Ion-implanted compliant electrodes used in dielectric electroactive polymer actuators with large displacement

M. Niklaus; S. Rosset; P. Dubois; H. Shea 

2009. 23rd Eurosensors Conference, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Sep 06-09, 2009. p. 702-705. DOI : 10.1016/j.proche.2009.07.175.

Using a MEMS pendulum to measure the gravity gradient in orbit: a new concept for a miniaturized Earth sensor

K. Ghose; H. R. Shea 

2009. 23rd Eurosensors Conference, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Sep 06-09, 2009. p. 548-551. DOI : 10.1016/j.proche.2009.07.137.

A micromachined earth sensor based on measuring the gravity gradient torque

K. Ghose; H. Shea 

2009. ASME 2009 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, November 13-19, 2009. p. IMECE2009-12762.

Comparison of two Metal Ion Implantation Techniques for Fabrication of Gold and Titanium Based Compliant Electrodes on Polydimethylsiloxane

M. Niklaus; S. Rosset; P. Dubois; H. Shea 

2009. 2009 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 13 – 17, 2009. p. 1188-LL03-09.

Large stroke miniaturized dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Rosset; P. Dubois; M. Niklaus; H. Shea 

2009. TRANSDUCERS 2009 – 2009 International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, Denver, CO, USA, 21-25 06 2009. p. 2401-2404. DOI : 10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285428.

Future thruster application: combination of numerical simulation of ECR zone and plasma X-ray Bremsstrahlung measurement of the SWISSCASE ECR ion source

M. Bodendorfer; K. Altwegg; P. Wurz; H. Shea 

2009. The 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, University of Michigan, USA, September 20 – 24, 2009.

Performance of a micro-fabricated Colloid thruster system

K. Smith; J. Stark; R. Krpoun; H. Shea 

2009. The 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, University of Michigan, USA, September 20 – 24, 2009.

Microfabricated out-of-plane arrays of integrated capillary nano-electrospray emitters

R. Krpoun; H. Shea 

2009. The 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, University of Michigan, USA, September 20 – 24, 2009.

Voltage tuning of the resonance frequency of electroactive polymer membranes over a range of 75%

P. Dubois; S. Rosset; M. Niklaus; H. Shea 

2009. Smart Sensors, Actuators, and MEMS IV, Dresden, May 4-6, 2009. p. 73620F-1. DOI : 10.1117/12.820243.

Microfabricated out-of-plane arrays of integrated capillary nano-electrospray emitters

R. Krpoun; H. Shea 

2009. Transducers 2009, Denver, CO, USA, June 20-24 2009. p. 1242-1245.

Fabrication and Testing of a MEMS Based Earth Sensor

K. Ghose; H. Shea 

2009. Transducers 2009, Denver, CO, June 21-25 2009. p. 327-330.

A gamma, x-ray and high energy proton radiation-tolerant CIS for space applications

L. Carrara; C. Niclass; N. Scheidegger; H. Shea; E. Charbon 

2009. Solid-State Circuits Conference 2009, San Francisco, 8-12 Feb 2009. p. 40-41,41a. DOI : 10.1109/ISSCC.2009.4977297.

Ion-implanted compliant electrodes for mm-size dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Rosset; M. Niklaus; P. Dubois; H. Shea 

2009. Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2009, San Diego, CA, March 2009. p. 72870C. DOI : 10.1117/12.815183.

MEMS for pico- to micro-satellites

H. Shea 

2009. Photonics West 2009, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems VIII, San Jose, CA, USA, January 25-29 2009. p. -. DOI : 10.1117/12.810997.

Micromachined Dielectric Elastomer Actuators with Ion Implanted Electrodes

S. Rosset; P. Dubois; M. Niklaus; H. Shea 

2009. ICMEMS 2009, Chennai, India, January 3-5, 2009.

Metal Ion Implanted Compliant Electrodes in Dielectric Electroactive Polymer (EAP) Membranes

P. Dubois; S. Rosset; M. Niklaus; M. Dadras; H. Shea 

2009. June 08-13, 2008, Acireale, ITALY, p. 18-25.

Theses

Micromachined electrospray thrusters for spacecraft propulsion

R. Krpoun / H. Shea (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2009. 

Posters

CPT spectroscopy on low-temperature sealed MEMS rubidium vapour cells

C. Schori; Y. Petremand; F. Seigneur; T. Maeder; H. R. Shea et al. 

23rd European Frequency and Time Forum and 63rd consecutive meeting of the IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, Besançon, France, April 20-24, 2009.

2008

Journal Articles

A method to determine the onset voltage of single and arrays of electrospray emitters

R. Krpoun; H. R. Shea 

Journal of Applied Physics. 2008. Vol. 104, num. 6, p. 064511. DOI : 10.1063/1.2981077.

Conference Papers

Experimental study of electrical breakdown in MEMS devices with micrometer scale gaps

P. Carazzetti; P. Renaud; H. Shea 

2008. SPIE Photonics West 2008, San Jose, CA, January 2008. p. 688404. DOI : 10.1117/12.763195.

Onset Voltage Modeling of Micromachined Colloid Thrusters

R. Krpoun; H. R. Shea 

2008. 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, July 21-23, 2008.

Theses

Metal ion implanted electrodes for dielectric elastomer actuators

S. Rosset / H. Shea; P. Dubois (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2008. 

Reports

Low Cost Earth Sensor Based on Oxygen Airglow (AIRES)

N. Scheidegger; H. Shea; E. Charbon; E. Rugi-Grond 

2008

Patents

Method and apparatus to determine a planet vector

E. Charbon; R. Krpoun; N. Scheidegger; H. R. Shea 

EP1950540; US2008177473.

2008.