STORM-BOTS supervisors in receipt of ERC funding

Three STORM-BOTS members have received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) this year 2022. It is a recognition of the excellent research they carry out and a great opportunity for STORM-BOTS ESRs to learn and be in contact with the most innovative science. In this post, we share information on the awardees and their […]

First session of the Virtual Journal Club

The STORM-BOTS Virtual Journal Club kicks off! It is a monthly team-building activity for ESRs that helps them improve their communication skills and stay up-to-date with the literature. The first session was led by Eliza Sopubekova who presented the paper “Employing Liquid crystal-based Smart Antennas for Satellite and Terrestrial Communication” It was followed by […]

Lab tour at Preceyes for network members

Tommaso (ESR-13) with his supervisor Maarten Beelen hosted a visit to the premises of Preceyes BV for the STORM-BOTS members at Eindhoven, to converge on instrumentation ideas for the project, providing insight about the Preceyes Surgical System and Vitreo-Retinal surgery. Eliza (ESR-1), Mert (ESR-8) and Prof. Dick Broer from the TU/e, and Giulia (ESR-12) from […]

Open doors for high school students

ESRs at CSIC (INMA) Paolo Sartori and Erick Espíndola received on 10 and 17 of March two groups of high school students at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Zaragoza. They shared their background and education, and how they had come to participate in a Marie Curie action. They also took them to […]

Press conference presenting STORM-BOTS

The CSIC Delegation in Aragon organized a press conference with governmental and legislative authorities to present STORM-BOTS on February 22nd 2022. The project was presented at the Palacio de La Aljafería, headquarters of the Aragon Parliament in Zaragoza, by Carlos Sánchez-Somolinos, STORM-BOTS coordinator. The event was attended by the president of the Parliament, Javier Sada; […]

Smart Photonic Materials group on Finnish TV

The research work on soft robotics and especially on “actuators that learn” carried out in the Smart Photonic Materials group (Tampere University) was featured in the evening program of the National Finnish TV “Puoli seitsemän” on January 18, 2022. STORM-BOTS, bringing science closer to the public.

Lab tour for high school students

  Introducing the research work to young students and arousing their interest in science, especially in materials science, nanotechnology and robotics, is one of the STORM-BOTS goals. Last week one of our ESRs, Zixuan Deng, participated in a lab tour at Tampere University and gave 22 high school students a demonstration on light-fueled liquid crystal […]

CSIC Support session for Doctoral Networks

A support session for the preparation of Horizon Europe – Doctoral Networks 2021 proposals was held today at CSIC. It has been organised by the Spanish National Research Council’s European Unit with the aim of supporting researchers who want to apply to the call.STORM-BOTS has participated as a successful case of a proposal for an […]

4D printing for soft robotics on TV

4D printing of Liquid Crystal Elastomers developed at the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory (AML) at CSIC, highlighted in the first episode of the science divulgation show “Agujero de Gusano” at Aragon TV (July 5th, 2021, 22:00 h). Soft Robotic functions for biomedical applications is just an example of the technology to be developed in STORM-BOTS. We […]