My lab develops flexible polymer-based actuators for a wide range of applications including haptics, soft robotics, as a tool to enable new experiments in biology. More info on my research at: https://lmts.epfl.ch
Publications and Conference papers
Link to my lab's journal and conference papers, thesis and patents
Google scholar profile
Links from EPFL-LMTS Lab webpage
Fields of expertise
Dielectric elastomer actuators, polymer actuators, soft robotics, haptics, shape memory polymers
|Postdoctoral Fellow||IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA||1997-1999|
|Member of Technical Staff||Bell Labs||Lucent Technologies||1999-2001|
|Technical Manager||MEMS Reliability Group||Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies||2001-2004|
|Assistant Professor, Tenure Track||LMTS||EPFL||2004 - 2011|
|Associate Professor||EPFL||2011 - 2017|
|Full Professor||Soft Transducers Lab (EPFL-LMTS)||2017 - present|
Google Scholar profilehttps://scholar.google.ch/citations?user=N-oSbkMAAAAJ&hl=en
Herb Shea's peer-reviewed papers
Teaching & PhD
- Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics
- Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering
- Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems
Past PhD StudentsAkbari Samin ...
Bandi Tobias ...
Besse Nadine ...
Bodendorfer Michael ...
Chakraborty Subha ...
Dandavino Simon ...
Fighera Marianna ...
Ghose Kaustav ...
Krpoun Renato ...
Lalgudi Venkatraman Vinu ...
Maffli Luc ...
Marette Alexis Pierre Henri ...
Niklaus Muhamed ...
Poulin Alexandre ...
Romano Pietro ...
Rosset Samuel ...
Shintake Jun ...
This doctoral class addresses the reliability of silicon and metal MEMS, covering i) Reliability Statistics, ii) Electrical Reliability of MEMS, iii) Mechanical Reliability of MEMS, and iv) Design for Reliability Paradigm.
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