Herbert Shea

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Full Professor

herbert.shea@epfl.ch +41 21 693 66 63 https://www.epfl.ch/labs/lmts/

EPFL STI IMT LMTS
MC B4 157 (Bâtiment MC)
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CP 526
CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2

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

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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

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 & 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

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