Herbert Shea

EPFL STI IGM LMTS
MC B4 177 (Bâtiment MC)
CH-2000 Neuchâtel
CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2

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

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

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

Web site:  Web site:  https://go.epfl.ch/phd-edmi

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

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

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Fields of expertise

soft robotics, wearable haptics, Dielectric elastomer actuators (DEA), polymer actuators, shape memory polymers

Education

PhD

Physics

Harvard University

1997

MA

Physics

Harvard University

1993

BSc

Physics

McGill University

1991

Publications

Other publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Microengineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics

Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering

Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems

Doctoral program in advanced manufacturing

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.

Sensors

Understand the physical principles of sensors. Overview of the transduction principles and associated electronics. Examples of sensors.

Scaling laws & simulations in micro & nanosystems

This class combines an analytical and finite elements modeling (FEM) simulations approach to 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

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

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