We investigate soft, stretchable, conformable and conductive materials with primary applications as sensors/actuators in biomedicine and robotics. Our goal is to develop sustainable materials and processes for next-generation devices.
We focus on two main research areas:
- Laser-induced graphene
- Tattoo electronics
The investigated materials include conducting polymers, organic semiconductors, laser-induced carbon, nanocomposite functional materials, stimuli-responsive polymers and interfaces, bioderived and biocompatible polymers.
We process these materials and fabricate devices using several techniques, like ink-jet printing, screen printing, spin coating, and laser-induced pyrolysis.
We are interested in both the structural and functional properties of these materials, and especially in their behaviour as electrical conductors, enabling their use in transferrable/wearable sensors, soft actuators, and smart surfaces.
The activities of the group LAMPSe@SSSA, born in December 2021, are running in parallel and in close collaboration with those of LAMPSe@TUGraz.
Our core values are:
- Multidisciplinarity: we strongly believe that a research group should be made of people with different academic backgrounds, enthusiastic to work together to reach a common goal.
- Multiculturality: our research group is international and the working language is English.
If you want to know more about us: https://lampselab.com/