20 Mar 2020
Our work on the smallest microelectronic robot actuated and controlled by wireless power has been highlighted as cover story in Nature Electronics. The work has also been subject in the issue’s Editorial and News & Views.
25 Feb 2020
Hybrid sperm micromotors actively swim against continuous and pulsatile blood. They swim alone or in trains, and they can deliver heparin cargo to prevent blood clotting.
8 Jul 2019
Ancient art of paper-folding inspires new technology to create high performance microdevices.
15 Jan 2018
The Spermbot video has now become the 5th most viewed video of the American Chemical Society. Click on the following link to watch it.
4 Dec 2017
A sperm-driven micromotor acts as a targeted drug delivery system to potentially treat diseases in the female reproductive tract.
24 May 2017
In this extended comment we call on microrobotics researchers, materials scientists, bioimaging and medical specialists to work together to tackle the challenges on the way to in-vivo applications.
21 Dec 2015
Magnetically activated microhelices serve as motors for transporting sperm cells with motion deficiencies to help them carry out their natural function.
We present efficient wastewater-mediated activation of catalytic micromotors for the degradation of nitroaromatic pollutants in water.
Flexible self-propelled microjets are formed by temperature-induced folding of thin polymer films into microtubes that contain an inner platinum layer for catalytic bubble propulsion in hydrogen peroxide.
We design nanoscale tools in the form of autonomous and remotely guided catalytically self-propelled rolled-up tubes.
We design and investigate three-dimensional microhelix coil structures that are radial-, corkscrew-, and hollow-bar-magnetized.
We report the tuning of the propulsion power of catalytic microjets through illumination of a solution by a white-light source.
We fabricate microjet engines that acquire superfast speeds of 10 mm sec-1.
"The smallest man-made jet engine measures just 600nm across and weighs 1 picogram.
The motion of artificial catalytic nanomachines is commonly studied in free bulk solution, which differs significantly from the stream-like channel networks existing in the human body.
Animal cells can be transported within a fluid in a controllable manner by using artificial microbots.
Artificial autonomous systems act as catalytic water striders at the air–liquid interface of hydrogen peroxide solution.
We have designed a novel hybrid biocatalytic microengine.