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!
13 September, 2017
12.00 - 13.30 Uhr
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
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.
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.
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.
Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH (LCM)