Tommaso visits the Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa during his secondment at CSIC

Tommaso (ESR-13 at PRECEYES) has visited the Ophthalmology Department of the Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa in Zaragoza, to see first-hand surgical procedures. Tommaso was kindly hosted by CSIC collaborator Dr. Francisco Javier Lara Medina, a vitro-retinal surgeon at this Hospital. Tommaso tells us more about his visit in this post: “It has been an […]

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 […]

Lecture on electronic skins by Holst Centre at TU/e

Master students from the Eindhoven University of Technology and STORM-BOTS ESRs residing in Eindhoven received an engaging lecture on potential applications and design requirements of electronic skins and wearable sensors by our partner Dr Charlotte Kjellander from Holst Centre-TNO.

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 […]

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 […]