DI Dr. Anna T. Stadler, university assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Mechatronics, received the excellent presentation award at the 6th International Conference of Bionic Engineering (ICBE). The triennial conference was held in September 2019 in Changchun, China. The jury honored Stadler’s oral presentation entitled „The impact of a flexible stern on boat speed“.
DIin Anna T. Stadler, university assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Mechatronics, won the best poster award at the Living Machines conference 2018. Stadler was awarded for her poster "How the sandfish lizard filters particles and what we may learn from it". The award is sponsored by the Journal "Biomimetics and Bioinspiration".
DIin Dr.in Gerda Buchberger B.Sc., research assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Mechatronics, received a recognition award of the “Dr. Maria Schaumayer-Stiftung” (http://www.schaumayerstiftung.net) for her doctoral thesis entitled “Polymer Composite Transducers”. In her thesis she designed transducers by combining different materials in such a way that the resulting devices are advantageous compared to state-of-the-art solutions, especially with regard to simplicity (see Figure). To this end, she used so-called “functional polymers”. Possible application areas of the developed transducers range from light- and touch-point localization on flexible sensor surfaces to dielectric elastomer transducers for “soft” robotics, vibration damping and cooling of electronic components in consumer goods. The work was conducted at the “Institute of Microelectronics and Microsensors” in cooperation with the “Institute of Technical Mechanics”, the “Department of Soft Matter Physics” and the “Department of Particulate Flow Modeling” at JKU.
DIin Dr.in Gerda Buchberger B.Sc., research assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Mechatronics and DI Dr. Jürgen Schöftner, research assistant at the Institute of Technical Mechanics, are awarded with the 2. prize of the "OÖ Leistungspreis 2017" in the category "Science" (http://www.ooe-leistungspreis.at/). They conducted research in the field of resistive electrodes for sensors and actuators. As they showed, resistive electrodes can be applied for localization of light- and touch-points on sensor surfaces, for vibration damping and for shape-control of piezoelastic beams.
The honored project was interdisciplinary including the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsensors (head: Univ.-Prof. Jakoby), the Institute of Technical Mechanics (head: o. Prof. Irschik) and the Department of Soft Matter Physics (head: Univ.-Prof. Bauer) at JKU.
DIin Theresa Roland, research assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Mechatronics is the winner of the "Women in Engineering" Award 2016. Roland was awarded for her paper "Signal Evaluation of Capacitive EMG for Upper Limb Prostheses Control using an Ultra-low-power Microcontroller" at the IEEE in Kuala Lumpur in December 2016.
DIin Dr.in Gerda Buchberger B.Sc. (in the front), research assistant at the Institute of Biomedical Mechatronics, is part of the winner team of the International Bionic Award 2016. The jury honored the research of the interdisciplinary team on unidirectional fluid transport bio-inspired by the Texas Horned Lizard's skin.