Journal Articles


  • Langowski, J.K.A., Dodou, D., van Assenbergh, P. & van Leeuwen, J.L. (2020) Design of tree-frog-inspired adhesives. Integrative and Comparative Biology, in press. 10.1093/icb/icaa037.
  • Sakes, A., van de Steeg, I., de Kater, E.P., Posthoorn, P., Scali, M., and Breedveld P. (2020) Development of a Novel Wasp-Inspired Friction-Based Tissue Transportation Device. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. In press.


  • Langowski, J.K.A., Singla, S., Nyarko, A., Schipper, H., van den Berg, F.T., Kaur, S., Astley, H.C., Gussekloo, S.W.S., Dhinojwala, A. & van Leeuwen, J.L. (2019) Comparative and functional analysis of the digital mucus glands and secretions of tree frogs. Frontiers in Zoology. Vol. 16, No. 19. 10.1186/s12983-019-0315-z.
  • van Assenbergh, P., Fokker, M., Langowski, J.K.A., van Esch, J., Kamperman, M. & Dodou, D. (2019) Pull-off and friction forces of micropatterned elastomers on soft substrates: the effects of pattern length scale and stiffness. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology. Vol. 10, 79–94. 10.3762/bjnano.10.8.
  • Langowski, J.K.A., Rummenie, A., Pieters, R.P., Kovalev, A., Gorb, S.N. & van Leeuwen, J.L. (2019) Estimating the maximum attachment performance of tree frogs on rough substrates. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. Vol. 14, 025001. 10.1088/1748-3190/aafc37.
  • Sakes A., Grandia L., Lether R., Steenstra L., Valentijn M.C., Breedveld P., and Spronck J.W. (2019) Flexible Impulse Transfer using a Newton’s Cradle Inspired Catheter: A Feasibility Study. Medical Engineering & Physics.
  • Ali, A., Sakes, A., Arkenbout, E.A., Henselmans, P.W.J., Starkenburg, R.I.B., Szili-Torok, T., and Breedveld, P. (2019) Catheter steering in interventional cardiology: Mechanical analysis and novel solution. Journal of Engineering in Medicine. Vol. 233, No. 12.
  • Veale, A. J. , Staman, K. , & van der Kooij, H. (2019) Realizing soft high torque actuators for complete assistance wearable robots. Biosystems and Biorobotics (pp. 39-43). Vol. 22).
  • Lin, X., & Wiertlewski, M. (2019). Sensing the Frictional State of a Robotic Skin via Subtractive Color Mixing. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. (Best paper award from the Special Issue on Soft Haptics).