STORM-BOTS members at the ILCEC2023!

STORM-BOTS members participated in the International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference 2023 (ILCEC2023) which took place at the University of Colorado Boulder, US, from 8 to 11 October 2023. Paolo (ESR4), Lovish (ESR5), Michal (ESR7) and Zixuan (ESR11) presented their research at the conference with talks and posters. STORM-BOTS supervisors Arri Priimägi and Hao Zeng (TAU), […]

Third STORM-BOTS Symposium

The third Symposium – 4th network-wide training activity of the project – was organised by Tampere University – Prof. Arri Priimägi and his team – and took place from 5 to 8 September. There were two main venues for the event: the Hervanta Campus for the 5 & 6 September activities, and the Paidia centre […]

STORM-BOTS Boot-camp

The third network-wide training activity was organised by Prof Antonio DeSimone and his team. It took place from February 27th to March 2nd, 2023, at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, and at the BioRobitcs Institute, Pontedera, Italy. The boot-camp was devised for fellows to have a direct impression of the research carried out at […]

Mert (ESR-8) wins the 3rd ICMS PhD Publication Award

Among the 5 finalists, Mert O. Astam (ESR-8) was awarded the 3rd ICMS PhD Publication prize for his first author paper titled: “Self-regulating electrical rhythms with liquid crystal oligomer networks in hybrid circuitry”, published in the journal Soft Matter in 2022. Mert gave a pitch presentation to present his work at the competition and also […]

Second STORM-BOTS Symposium

The second network-wide training activity, organised by the University of Cambridge, took place from the 5th to the 8th of September at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, UK. This symposium was a significant event mainly for two reasons: it was celebrated in memory of Prof Mark Warner, FRS, and it was the first in-person STORM-BOTS […]

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 […]

First STORM-BOTS Network-wide symposium

The first network-wide training activity, organised by CSIC,  successfully took place from 23 to 25 February 2022. It was organised entirely online, structured in two segments: * Internal, devoted to training sessions for project members only, including collaborative activities, presentations of the ESRs and meetings with the ESR Supervisory Teams. * Open, entirely dedicated 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.