Research Areas B and C
Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
University of Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 5117
Project: Hierarchically Programmable Materials with Propagating Stimulus Responsive Elements and Metamaterial Ultrastructuring
Supervisor: Dr. Stefan Schiller (Schiller Lab website)
As a member of the Cluster of Excellence livMatS my project has the following objectives. I will develop novel, bioinspired soft materials and thereof derived mechanical systems that are able to adapt autonomously to environmental changes, harvest energy from their surroundings or respond to external triggers. These adaptive soft macromolecular materials should be 2D and 3D structurable in high-resolution additive manufacturing. They should comprise behavior associated to learning, memory and oblivion. My major objective will be the development of adjustable novel protein-based stimulus-responsive soft materials that are biocompatible, durable and allow fine structuring (e.g. auxetic structures, compliant mechanisms) to fulfil the above mentioned purposes.