Sensors inspired by seal whiskers and fish

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Ajay Kottapalli is a scientist who turns to nature for inspiration to build new sensors. He constructs these using soft polymer materials. Two years ago, Kottapalli joined the University of Groningen as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the ENgineering and TEchnology institute Groningen (ENTEG).

Kottapalli became interested in bio-inspired sensors during his PhD studies, which he conducted at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, in alliance with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His first work was inspired by blind cave fish, who can swim at high speeds without colliding into underwater objects.

Period17-Mar-2020

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  • TitleSensors inspired by seal whiskers and fish
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletRUG University Science LinX
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNetherlands
    Date17/03/2020
    DescriptionAjay Kottapalli creates new sensors at the ENgineering and TEchnology institute Groningen (ENTEG). Ajay Kottapalli is a scientist who turns to nature for inspiration to build new sensors. He constructs these using soft polymer materials. Two years ago, Kottapalli joined the University of Groningen as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the ENgineering and TEchnology institute Groningen (ENTEG).

    Kottapalli became interested in bio-inspired sensors during his PhD studies, which he conducted at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, in alliance with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His first work was inspired by blind cave fish, who can swim at high speeds without colliding into underwater objects.
    Producer/AuthorRene Fransen
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/sciencelinx/nieuws/2020/03/sensors-inspired-by-seal-whiskers-and-fish
    PersonsAjay Kottapalli, Amar Kamat

Keywords

  • Biomimetics
  • nanosensors
  • flexible electronics
  • nanoelectronics
  • MEMS/NEMS
  • Biomedical sensors
  • Healthcare and diagostic devices