Herbert Shea

Laboratoire des microsystèmes souples
MC B4 177 (Bâtiment MC)
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CP 526
2002 Neuchâtel 2

Web site:  Web site:  https://lmts.epfl.ch/

Laboratoire des microsystèmes souples
Rue de la Maladière 71b
2000 Neuchâtel

EPFL STI IGM-GE
ME A2 399 (Bâtiment ME)
Station 9
1015 Lausanne

+41 21 693 66 63
Office:  ME A2 399
Office:  MC B4 177
EPFL > STI > IGM > IGM-GE

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Fields of expertise

soft robotics, wearable haptics, electrostatic actuators, EHD

Education

PhD

Physics

Harvard University

1997

MA

Physics

Harvard University

1993

BSc

Physics

McGill University

1991

Publications

Other publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Microengineering

Courses

Topics in Autonomous Robotics

Students will be introduced to modern approaches in control and design of autonomous robots through lectures and exercises.

Mechanism Design I

This course introduces the basics of structural mechanics: calculation of stresses and strains caused by external forces and calculation of strains. This theoretical training is applied to the design of important elements of precision mechanisms.

Scaling laws in micro & nanosystems

This class adresses scaling laws in MEMS/NEMS. The dominant physical effects and scaling effects when downsizing sensors and actuators in microsystems are discussed, across a broad range of actuation principles.

Scaling in MEMS

This doctoral class covers the scaling of MEMS devices, including mechanical, thermal, electrostatic, electromagnetic, and microfluidic aspects.

Soft Microsystems Processing and Devices

Amongst others, following topics will be covered during the course: - Soft Microsystems and Electronics - Electroactive polymers - Printed electronics and microsystems - Inkjet printing of polymers - Stretchable electronics - Mechanical reliability - Stencil lithography - Scanning Probe Lithography