Aalto / ELEC / AS
Research area: Micro- and Nanorobotics
The main objective of the research is to study the integration of different optical actuation methods. When integrated into a single manipulation platform, they can be used to construct complex, dynamic and reconfigurable microfluidic devices from solely optically realized components. Opto-electric manipulation uses optical energy to trigger and control the distribution of electrical energy and the conversion of electro-kinetic energy to mechanical energy, with the application in microfluidics and related research fields.
Tasks at TKK:
Funding: Finnish Academy
Research Partner: Tampere University of Technology