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 […]

Course on wettability and solubility parameters

Last October Dr Nadia Grossiord from SABIC delivered a three-session course on Wettability and Solubility Parameters organised by the Eindhoven University of Technology for PhD students, including our ESRs Eliza Sopubekova, Duygu Sezen Polat and Mert Orhan Astam. Being able to govern and quantify wettability is highly relevant for a variety of systems, such as […]