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Sensors inspired by seal whiskers and fish

26 March 2020

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 ENTEG. Kottapalli and his team recently filed a patent application and will launch a start-up company in the near future, to commercialize their sensor technology for applications in intensive care units. Here are some links to recent articles published on their research:

Sensors inspired by seal whiskers and fish (Science Linx News, March 17, 2020)

Flowsensoren gebaseerd op vissen en zeehonden voor biomedische toepassingen (The Factory Files, April 21, 2020)

Last modified:21 April 2020 1.08 p.m.

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