Bachelor / Master projects

Bachelor master projects

Collective Motion of Soft Robots

Soft robotics is a hot topic of research because of the great promises it holds to solve current societal challenges. Liquid crystal...

Stimulus responsive reflective polymer coatings

The development of stimulus-responsive reflective coatings for applications such as decorative paints, sensors and smart windows is hampered...

Smart polymer coatings for plastic substrates

A reduction of weight is one of the main reasons for polymers and plastics to serve as an excellent replacement of glass. In buildings,...

Bio-inspired stimuli responsive reflectors

In nature many remarkable materials can be found that are specifically tailored to their function, displaying adaptive, responsive...

Bio-inspired liquid crystal actuators

Nature’s array of stimuli responsive organisms expanding from light and humidity responsive plants to our own skin, are great inspirations...

Stimuli-responsive liquid-crystal bilayer systems

As materials and devices swiftly find their way in new applications, the prefix ‘smart’ is often added. In materials science, ‘smart’...

Enhanced light control in greenhouses and buildings

Lessening the world’s dependence on fossil fuels has political, economic, and environmental benefits. Given the reliable and continuous...

Electroactive soft robots based on liquid crystal networks

Soft robot in motion is an interesting topic with wide applications. Among candidate materials, liquid crystals are well studied in...

Haptics: oscillating surface topographies

The goal of our research is to create a system that can be used to give a haptic output. Haptics is the science of sensing and manipulation...

4D printing of stimuli-responsive materials

Additive manufacturing techniques – known colloquially as 3D printing –allow for the design and production of intricate three-dimensional...

3D printing of stimuli-responsive materials to fabricate 4D objects

3D printing techniques have applications in a broad range of fields such as: medicine, construction, jewelry, space, or food. However, most...

Stimuli-responsive polymer particles

Polymer particles are widely applied in materials, coatings, and biomedicine, etc. Manufacturing particles that respond to external stimuli...

Nanoporous photonic particles for smart coatings

Alignment of cholesteric liquid crystal (CLC) monomer mixtures in micron sized photonic particles can lead to non-angle dependent color...

Super strong polyethylene

Over the last 40 years great developments have been made in the field of high strength light weight polyethylene fibers. These materials...

Photo-activated membrane based on liquid crystal networks for mass transport

Membrane separation technologies have attracted great interest due to their low energy consumption, low capital cost, and low maintenance...

New design of smart window

Smart window which can be switched between the transparent and the opaque is commonly used in privacy protection, projection screen and...

Liquid secretion on demand

Nearly every form of living tissue autonomously secretes and transports fluids, mediating defense, adhesion, wound healing, temperature...