September 2017.

LIT Lecture am 13. September 2017

Eine neue Ära beginnt!

Denkende  Autos, U-Bahnen auf Computerchips, Fingerabdrücke von Atomen - wenn Sie wissen wollen, worum es an der JKU geht, sind Sie herzlich eingeladen, an der LIT Lecture Series teilzunehmen!


LIT Lecture


13. September 2017




Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz


Festsaal, JKU

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

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)