Title Sensors inspired by seal whiskers and fish Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet RUG University Science LinX Media type Web Country Netherlands Date 17/03/2020 Description Ajay 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/Author Rene Fransen URL https://www.rug.nl/sciencelinx/nieuws/2020/03/sensors-inspired-by-seal-whiskers-and-fish Persons Ajay Kottapalli, Amar Kamat
- flexible electronics
- Biomedical sensors
- Healthcare and diagostic devices