Oct 25, 2022

Our recent paper “Reduced rotational flows enable the translation of surface-rolling microrobots in confined spaces “ published in Nature Communications shows the effect of the physical confinements on the locomotion of surface-rolling microrobots.

Aug 11, 2022

Our paper “Piezo Capsule: Ultrasonic Way of Wireless Pressure Measurement” is published in Advanced Intellligent Systems. Here, we present the piezo capsule, a simple, cost-effective, and miniaturized passive ultrasound pressure sensing system. We demonstrated the real-time pressure profiles of an artificial vessel for varying fluid flow pulse frequency and volumetric rates.

Jun 29, 2022

I give an invited talk in the Micro/Nanorobots for Medicine workshop of Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2022 at Imperial College, London. The talk title is “Trends in medical microrobotics: future outlook and challenges”.

May 12, 2022

Our science advances paper is highlighted in ETH news: “New imaging method makes tiny robots visible in the body”.

May 11, 2022

Our paper “Real-time 3D optoacoustic tracking of cell-sized magnetic microrobots circulating in the mouse brain vasculature” is published in Science Advances. We demonstrated real-time 3D optoacoustic tracking of magnetic microrobots (5-20 \(\mu\)m diamater) in circulatory vasculture of mice.

Mar 11, 2022

Our paper “High shear rate propulsion of acoustic microrobots in complex biological fluids” is published in Science Advances. Here, we show how acoustically-powered microrobots can be efficiently propelled thorough complex viscoelastic fluids, such as blood and mucus, by the use of high shear rate fluidic flow near their body.

Nov 25, 2021

MPI-IS Grassroots 2021 Funding (8,300 €/Year) - Title: Talk & Talk project, a series of informal research talks and social hour at the MPI-IS Stuttgart for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Co-organizer with four other members of MPI-IS.

Jan 22, 2021

Our article “Bioinspired underwater locomotion of light-driven liquid crystal gels” was designated as a 2020 Cozzarelli Prize Finalist, which recognizes recently published PNAS papers of outstanding scientific quality and originality.

Nov 25, 2020

MPI-IS Grassroots 2020 Funding (24,000 €/Year) – Title: Development of a Surface Haptic Display using Liquid Crystal Elastomers for Softness Sensation Rendering, Co-PIs: Dr. Hamed Shahsavan and Dr. Yasemin Vardar.