Soft Materials Laboratory

We are part of the Institute of Materials (IMX) at EPFL and conduct fundamental and applied research in the field of soft matter. We introduce bio-inspired drop-based processes to fabricate microstructured materials and look at their structure-local composition-mechanical property relationship. In particular, we are interested in the 3D printing of viscoelastic capsules and microparticles to form macroscopic load-bearing polymer-based materials that can be used, for example, as soft actuators.