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September 2017.

LIT Lecture September 13, 2017

The start of a new era!

Cars capable of thinking, subways on computer chips, an atom's fingerprint - if you want to know what is going on at the JKU, we invite you to attend a presentation during the LIT Lecture Series!


LIT Lecture


13 September, 2017

Starting time

12.00 - 13.30 Uhr


Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Uni-Center, Festsaal A

Soft Electronics and Machines with Tough Hydrogels

We introduce a universally applicable method for instant tough bonding of hydrogels to a wide variety of materials – from soft to hard – with unprecedented interfacial toughness exceeding the intrinsic fracture strength of the gels. We apply our approach to create a new set of soft machines and electronics from adaptive optics to soft actuators and generators.

Martin Kaltenbrunner

Sensing arthritis with integrated novel tools

Analyzing the physical and chemical condition of the synovial fluid comprises severe challenges due to the complex composition, low available sample volume, and instability in contact with air. New diagnostic methods using micro acoustic and microfluidic sensors are established and verified using model fluids and canine synovia. 

Erwin Reichel

Sensing arthritis with integrated novel tools (Kopie 1)

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Blockchain Technology

The Linz Center of Mechatronics Ltd. and JKU are launching an open-foresight project to grasp the potential impact of the emerging Blockchain technology. As part of the project, creative decision-makers from several industries areas will be joining forces to develop future use cases and anticipate potential disruptions in this game changing project. First scenarios and pressing research challenges will be presented.

Bernhard Bergmair
Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH (LCM)