Soft Body Mechanics & Biophysics of Attachment (WUR)

Inspired by the appendices of cephalopods, hybrid material systems will be developed in which 3D conformability and bond strength can be actively controlled by external triggers.

In close collaboration with the WU tenure tracker this PD will focus on adhesion-controlled grasping of complex 3D surfaces. Inspired by the appendices of cephalopods, hybrid material systems will be developed in which 3D conformability and bond strength can be actively controlled by external triggers. The material systems will be fabricated using a combination of self-assembly techniques and 3D-printing.