Publications

2022

Journal Articles

An epidermal wearable microfluidic patch for simultaneous sampling, storage, and analysis of biofluids with counterion monitoring

B. P. Kunnel; S. Demuru 

Lab On A Chip. 2022-03-07. DOI : 10.1039/d2lc00183g.

Design and printing of a coplanar capacitive proximity sensor to detect the gap between dielectric foils edges

R. I. Haque; M. Lubej; D. Briand 

Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 2022-02-08. Vol. 337, p. 113424. DOI : 10.1016/j.sna.2022.113424.

Highly Stretchable Silicone Elastomer Applied in Soft Actuators

P. Hu; F. B. Albuquerque; J. Madsen; A. L. Skov 

Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 2022-02-04.  p. 2100732. DOI : 10.1002/marc.202100732.

All-Inkjet-Printed Graphene-Gated Organic Electrochemical Transistors on Polymeric Foil as Highly Sensitive Enzymatic Biosensors

S. Demuru; C-H. Huang; K. Parvez; R. Worsley; G. Mattana et al. 

ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2022-01-10. Vol. 5, num. 1, p. 1664-1673. DOI : 10.1021/acsanm.1c04434.

Peeling in electroadhesion soft grippers

V. Cacucciolo; H. Shea; G. Carbone 

Extreme Mechanics Letters. 2022-01-01. Vol. 50, p. 101529. DOI : 10.1016/j.eml.2021.101529.

Conference Papers

Photoconductive Switching Of A High-Voltage Actuator Array

V. Bacheva; E. Leroy; S. Shmulevich; A. Balciunaite; D. Davila et al. 

2022-01-01. 35th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference (IEEE MEMS), Tokyo, JAPAN, Jan 09-13, 2022. p. 220-222. DOI : 10.1109/MEMS51670.2022.9699795.

Theses

Lifetime of dielectric elastomer actuators under DC electric fields

F. Beco Albuquerque / H. Shea (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

2021

Journal Articles

Influence of electric field, temperature, humidity, elastomer material, and encapsulation on the lifetime of dielectric elastomer actuators (DEAs) under DC actuation

F. B. Albuquerque; H. Shea 

Smart Materials And Structures. 2021-12-01. Vol. 30, num. 12, p. 125022. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/ac3433.

Sequential manufacturing via intra-additive hybrid materials approach for fully roll-to-roll processed flexible organic thin film transistors

H. Jeong; Y. Noh; J. Kim; S. Ko; D. Lee 

Journal Of Manufacturing Processes. 2021-12-01. Vol. 72, p. 138-147. DOI : 10.1016/j.jmapro.2021.10.001.

In-situ laser sintering for the fabrication of fully 3D printed electronics composed of elastomeric materials

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

Flexible and Printed Electronics. 2021-10-20. Vol. 6, num. 4, p. 1-14, 045003. DOI : 10.1088/2058-8585/ac20c0.

Geometric optimization of dielectric elastomer electrodes for dynamic applications

E. Garnell; B. Aksoy; C. Rouby; H. Shea; O. Doare 

Applied Acoustics. 2021-10-01. Vol. 181, p. 108120. DOI : 10.1016/j.apacoust.2021.108120.

Beyond Soft Hands: Efficient Grasping With Non-Anthropomorphic Soft Grippers

Y. Hao; Y. Visell 

Frontiers In Robotics And Ai. 2021-07-07. Vol. 8, p. 632006. DOI : 10.3389/frobt.2021.632006.

Wireless Electrohydrodynamic Actuators for Propulsion and Positioning of Miniaturized Floating Robots

H. Shigemune; K. Pradidarcheep; Y. Kuwajima; Y. Seki; S. Maeda et al. 

Advanced Intelligent Systems. 2021-07-01. Vol. 3, num. 7, p. 2100004. DOI : 10.1002/aisy.202100004.

Automated test setup to quantify the lifetime of dielectric elastomer actuators under a wide range of operating conditions

D. Kuhnel; F. Beco Albuquerque; V. Py; H. Shea 

Smart Materials And Structures. 2021-06-01. Vol. 30, num. 6, p. 065020. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/abfb85.

Editorial: Soft Robotics Based on Electroactive Polymers

G. Gu; H. Shea; S. Seelecke; G. Alici; G. Rizzello 

Frontiers In Robotics And Ai. 2021-04-30. Vol. 8, p. 676406. DOI : 10.3389/frobt.2021.676406.

A Multimodal, Enveloping Soft Gripper: Shape Conformation, Bioinspired Adhesion, and Expansion-Driven Suction

Y. Hao; S. Biswas; E. W. Hawkes; T. Wang; M. Zhu et al. 

Ieee Transactions On Robotics. 2021-04-01. Vol. 37, num. 2, p. 350-362. DOI : 10.1109/TRO.2020.3021427.

Thin film organic electrochemical transistors based on hybrid PANI/PEDOT:PSS active layers for enhanced pH sensing

S. Demuru; B. Paul Kunnel; D. Briand 

Biosensors and Bioelectronics: X. 2021-03-25. Vol. 7, p. 100065. DOI : 10.1016/j.biosx.2021.100065.

Printed Iontophoretic‐Integrated Wearable Microfluidic Sweat‐Sensing Patch for On‐Demand Point‐Of‐Care Sweat Analysis

B. Paul; S. Demuru; C. Lafaye; M. Saubade; D. Briand 

Advanced Materials Technologies. 2021-03-05.  p. 2000910. DOI : 10.1002/admt.202000910.

Conference Papers

A Wearable Autonomous Colorimetric Sweat Induction System for Sweat Analysis

B. K. Paul; S. Demuru 

2021-01-01. 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE-Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (IEEE EMBC), ELECTR NETWORK, Nov 01-05, 2021. p. 6763-6766. DOI : 10.1109/EMBC46164.2021.9629735.

Dexterous textile manipulation using electroadhesive fingers

K. M. Digumarti; V. Cacucciolo; H. Shea 

2021-01-01. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), ELECTR NETWORK, Sep 27-Oct 01, 2021. p. 6104-6109. DOI : 10.1109/IROS51168.2021.9636095.

Fabrication of zipping electrostatic actuators incorporating inkjet-printed layers

G. Grasso; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

2021-01-01. Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXIII, ELECTR NETWORK, Mar 22-26, 2021. p. 115871O. DOI : 10.1117/12.2581393.

Beware of your electrodes! How electrode materials and application processes impact the lifetime of slide-ring-material-based DEAs

D. Kuehnel; H. Shea 

2021-01-01. Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXIII, ELECTR NETWORK, Mar 22-26, 2021. p. 115871C. DOI : 10.1117/12.2581274.

Effect of electrode composition and patterning method on the lifetime of silicone-based dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA) under different environmental conditions

F. B. Albuquerque; H. Shea 

2021-01-01. Conference on Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXIII, ELECTR NETWORK, Mar 22-26, 2021. p. 115871B. DOI : 10.1117/12.2581071.

Theses

Deep-UV approaches and printing of indium zinc oxide thin-film transistors targeting their processing on thermosensitive substrates

A. Mancinelli / D. Briand (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Shape programmable multi-stable polymer actuators

B. Aksoy / H. Shea (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Patents

Hydraulically amplified dielectric actuator taxels

E. Leroy; H. Shea; M. Gao 

US2021316446.

2021.

2020

Journal Articles

Deep-UV-Enhanced Approach for Low-Temperature Solution Processing of IZO Transistors with High-k AlOx/YAlOx Dielectric

A. Mancinelli; S. Bolat; J. Kim; Y. E. Romanyuk; D. Briand 

Acs Applied Electronic Materials. 2020-10-27. Vol. 2, num. 10, p. 3141-3151. DOI : 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00444.

Synaptic transistors with aluminum oxide dielectrics enabling full audio frequency range signal processing

S. Bolat; G. Torres Sevilla; A. Mancinelli; E. Gilshtein; J. Sastre et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2020-10-07. Vol. 10, num. 1, p. 16664. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-020-73705-w.

Untethered Feel‐Through Haptics Using 18‐µm Thick Dielectric Elastomer Actuators

X. Ji; X. Liu; V. Cacucciolo; Y. R. C. Civet; A. El Haitami et al. 

Advanced Functional Materials. 2020-10-07. Vol. 30, num. 41, p. 1-10, 2006639. DOI : 10.1002/adfm.202006639.

Influence of humidity, temperature and prestretch on the dielectric breakdown strength of silicone elastomer membranes for DEAs

F. B. Albuquerque; H. Shea 

Smart Materials And Structures. 2020-10-01. Vol. 29, num. 10, p. 105024. DOI : 10.1088/1361-665X/aba5e3.

Inkjet Printing of Complex Soft Machines with Densely Integrated Electrostatic Actuators

S. Schlatter; G. Grasso; S. Rosset; H. Shea 

Advanced Intelligent Systems. 2020-09-03.  p. 2000136. DOI : 10.1002/aisy.202000136.

Real-Time Multi-Ion Detection in the Sweat Concentration Range Enabled by Flexible, Printed, and Microfluidics-Integrated Organic Transistor Arrays

S. Demuru; B. P. Kunnel; D. Briand 

Advanced Materials Technologies. 2020-08-16.  p. 2000328. DOI : 10.1002/admt.202000328.

Autonomous oil flow generated by self-oscillating polymer gels

K. Yoshimura; Y. Otsuka; Z. Mao; V. Cacucciolo; T. Okutaki et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2020-07-30. Vol. 10, num. 1, p. 12834. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-020-69804-3.

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, p. 146. DOI : 10.3389/frobt.2019.00146.

Conference Papers

Fully 3D Printed Mechanical Pressure Sensors: A Comparison of Sensing Mechanisms

R. van Dommelen; J. Berger; R. Haque; M. R. Binelli; G. d. F. Siqueira et al. 

2020-01-01. IEEE Sensors Conference, ELECTR NETWORK, Oct 25-28, 2020. DOI : 10.1109/SENSORS47125.2020.9278862.

Reviews

Wearable Soft Technologies for Haptic Sensing and Feedback

J. Yin; R. Hinchet; H. Shea; C. Majidi 

Advanced Functional Materials. 2020-12-31.  p. 2007428. DOI : 10.1002/adfm.202007428.

Theses

Inkjet printing of soft machines

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

Lausanne, EPFL, 2020. 

Patents

Stretchable electrohydrodynamic pump

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

WO2020233791.

2020.

Electrostatic brake-based haptic device

R. Hinchet; H. Shea 

US2021271326; EP3821322; WO2020012219.

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, p. 834. 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

Triboelectric effect to harness fluid flow energy

R. I. Haque; A. Arafat; D. Briand 

2019-01-01. 18th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, Daytona Beach, FL, Dec 04-07, 2018. p. 012084. DOI : 10.1088/1742-6596/1407/1/012084.

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. DOI : 10.1109/ROBOSOFT.2019.8722706.

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.  p. 675-684. 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, p. 074002. 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. 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 

US11065771; 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.

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. DOI : 10.1109/IROS.2016.7759728.

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. DOI : 10.2514/6.2012-4024.

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. p. 1293-1296. DOI : 10.1109/MEMSYS.2012.6170394.

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. DOI : 10.1109/FCS.2011.5977801.

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. DOI : 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2011.5969724.

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

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.

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.