Flex time

Back on campus after sabbatical. My group is focused on soft, flexible materials including stretch fiber optics that sense motion, non-stretch fibers that constrain motion, and thin porous membranes that drive flows– featured in Jaz Beharic’s thesis. Yes, Jaz graduated this month. Shaf continues on the membrane project with a more biological focus: porous surfaces that support enzymes to break down lignin.

The stretchable fiber optics paper is published:

And here is a quick writeup about sensing muscle activity using these fibers.

http://www.advancedsciencenews.com/strain-sensors-stitch-sportswear/