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Project "MICACT" data sheet

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Organization address
address: ULIKOOLI 18
city: TARTU
postcode: 51005

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 Coordinator Country Estonia [EE]
 Total cost 3˙300˙160 €
 EC max contribution 3˙300˙160 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-ITN-ETN
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-01-01   to  2018-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TARTU ULIKOOL EE (TARTU) coordinator 226˙264.00
2    LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET SE (LINKOPING) participant 527˙318.00
3    QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON UK (LONDON) participant 273˙287.00
5    UNIVERSITE DE CERGY-PONTOISE FR (Cergy-Pontoise) participant 262˙875.00
6    UNIVERSITE PARIS DIDEROT - PARIS 7 FR (PARIS) participant 262˙875.00
7    IVTECH SRL IT (Massarosa) participant 258˙061.00
8    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT NL (DELFT) participant 255˙374.00
10    ARQUIMEA INGENIERIA SL ES (LEGANES MADRID) participant 247˙872.00
12    ESTROTECH OU EE (TARTU) participant 226˙264.00
13    ARTIS a business of AVON polymer products Ltd UK (Melksham) partner 0.00
14    Brain Vision Systems FR (PARIS 13) partner 0.00
15    Consiglio Nazionale di Ricerca IT (Rome) partner 0.00
17    Single Buoy Mooring Inc MC (Monaco) partner 0.00
18    Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics CN (Suzhou) partner 0.00
19    University British Columbia CA (Vancouver) partner 0.00
20    University of Auckland NZ (AUCKLAND) partner 0.00
21    University of Wollongong AU (WOLLONGONG NSW) partner 0.00


 Project objective

Electroactive polymers (EAP) consist of materials capable of changing dimensions and/or shape in response to electrical stimuli. Most EAPs are also capable of generating electrical energy in response to applied mechanical forces. These polymeric materials exhibit properties well beyond what conventional metal or plastic-based actuators can offer, including very high mechanical flexibility (can be stretched to twice their initial size), low density, a high grade of processability, scalability, microfabrication readiness and, in most cases, low cost. Micro-EAPs enable a new broad range of applications for which large strains and forces are desirable, and for which built-in intelligence is necessary. The main objective of the project will be the improvement of the career perspectives (in academia and in industry) of young researchers by training them at the forefront of research in the field of smart soft systems made of EAP microactuators for advanced miniaturized devices. The overall objective for the scientific programme is research and development of EAP materials and their integration for industrial applications. Special attention will be devoted to the development of microactuators. The field of smart materials is growing extremely fast. Materials whose stiffness and shape can be controlled, and that are capable of sensing their shape allow new classes of compliant complex systems. Through the MICACT programme, we hope to ensure that European researchers keep their leading role in this blossoming field, and to help them transition to industrial positions.


List of deliverables.
List of publications, presentations and posters Documents, reports 2019-10-03 09:43:07
IRP implementation report Documents, reports 2019-10-03 09:43:07
network-wide training programme Other 2019-10-03 09:43:07
Report on workshop days and Marie Curie Open Days Documents, reports 2019-10-03 09:43:07
Video clip Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-03 09:43:07
Supervisory Board of the network Other 2019-10-03 09:43:05
Project website, social media channels set up Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-03 09:43:05
ESR recruitment Other 2019-10-03 09:43:05
NMT, IPRC and SB set up Other 2019-10-03 09:43:05

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of MICACT deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Inga Põldsalu, Kätlin Rohtlaid, Tran Minh Giao Nguyen, Cedric Plesse, Frédéric Vidal, Mahdi Safaei Khorram, Anna-Liisa Peikolainen, Tarmo Tamm, Rudolf Kiefer
Thin ink-jet printed trilayer actuators composed of PEDOT:PSS on interpenetrating polymer networks
published pages: 1072-1079, ISSN: 0925-4005, DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.11.147
Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 258 2019-10-03
2016 Xiaobin Ji, Samuel Rosset, Herbert R. Shea
Soft tunable diffractive optics with multifunctional transparent electrodes enabling integrated actuation
published pages: 191901, ISSN: 0003-6951, DOI: 10.1063/1.4967001
Applied Physics Letters 109/19 2019-10-03
2017 Toribio F. Otero, Lluis X. Martinez-Soria, Johanna Schumacher, Laura Valero, Victor H. Pascual
Self-Supported Polypyrrole/Polyvinylsulfate Films: Electrochemical Synthesis, Characterization, and Sensing Properties of Their Redox Reactions
published pages: 25-32, ISSN: 2191-1363, DOI: 10.1002/open.201600139
ChemistryOpen 6/1 2019-10-03
2018 Yong Zhong, Staffan Lundemo, Edwin W H Jager
Development of polypyrrole based solid-state on-chip microactuators using photolithography
published pages: 74006, ISSN: 0964-1726, DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aabe42
Smart Materials and Structures 27/7 2019-10-03
2018 Samuel Schlatter, Patrin Illenberger, Samuel Rosset
Peta-pico-Voltron: An open-source high voltage power supply
published pages: e00039, ISSN: 2468-0672, DOI: 10.1016/j.ohx.2018.e00039
HardwareX 4 2019-10-03
2017 Zane Zondaka; Arko Kesküla; Tarmo Tamm; Rudolf Kiefer
Polypyrrole linear actuation tuned by phosphotungstic acid
published pages: , ISSN: 0925-4005, DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2581036
Sensors and Actuators B 1 2019-10-03
2018 Tan Ngoc Nguyen, Kätlin Rohtlaid, Cédric Plesse, Giao T.M. Nguyen, Caroline Soyer, Sébastien Grondel, Eric Cattan, John D.W. Madden, Frédéric Vidal
Ultrathin electrochemically driven conducting polymer actuators: fabrication and electrochemomechanical characterization
published pages: 670-680, ISSN: 0013-4686, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2018.02.003
Electrochimica Acta 265 2019-10-03
2016 Toribio F. Otero, Johanna Schumacher
Electrochemical synthesis and characterization of self-supported polypyrrole-DBS-MWCNT electrodes
published pages: 182-191, ISSN: 1572-6657, DOI: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2016.10.018
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 782 2019-10-03
2015 Luc Maffli, Samuel Rosset, Michele Ghilardi, Federico Carpi, Herbert Shea
Ultrafast All-Polymer Electrically Tunable Silicone Lenses
published pages: 1656-1665, ISSN: 1616-301X, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403942
Advanced Functional Materials 25/11 2019-10-03
2017 Daniele Cei, Joana Costa, Giulia Gori, Gabriele Frediani, Claudio Domenici, Federico Carpi, Arti Ahluwalia
A bioreactor with an electro-responsive elastomeric membrane for mimicking intestinal peristalsis
published pages: 16001, ISSN: 1748-3190, DOI: 10.1088/1748-3190/12/1/016001
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 12/1 2019-10-03
2018 Sunjai Nakshatharan S, Andres Punning, Urmas Johanson, Alvo Aabloo
Effect of porosity and tortuosity of electrodes on carbon polymer soft actuators
published pages: 14502, ISSN: 0021-8979, DOI: 10.1063/1.5007147
Journal of Applied Physics 123/1 2019-10-03
2018 Nils-Krister Persson, Jose G. Martinez, Yong Zhong, Ali Maziz, Edwin W. H. Jager
Actuating Textiles: Next Generation of Smart Textiles
published pages: 1700397, ISSN: 2365-709X, DOI: 10.1002/admt.201700397
Advanced Materials Technologies 3/10 2019-10-03
2018 Zane Zondaka, Alo Kivilo, Sunjai Nakshatharan, Kadi-Anne Küppar, Urmas Johanson, Tarmo Tamm, Rudolf Kiefer
Carbide-derived carbon and poly-3,4-ethylenedioxythiphene composite laminate: linear and bending actuation
published pages: 67-73, ISSN: 0379-6779, DOI: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2018.08.010
Synthetic Metals 245 2019-10-03
2019 Yong Zhong, Giao T. M. Nguyen, Cédric Plesse, Frédéric Vidal, Edwin W. H. Jager
Tailorable, 3D structured and micro-patternable ionogels for flexible and stretchable electrochemical devices
published pages: 256-266, ISSN: 2050-7534, DOI: 10.1039/C8TC04368J
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 7/2 2019-10-03
2016 Zane Zondaka, Robert Valner, Alvo Aabloo, Tarmo Tamm, Rudolf Kiefer
Embedded Carbide-derived Carbon (CDC) particles in polypyrrole (PPy) for linear actuator
published pages: 97981H, ISSN: , DOI: 10.1117/12.2218674
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2016 2019-10-03
2016 Leonardo Ricotti, Giulia Gori, Daniele Cei, Joana Costa, Giovanni Signore, Arti Ahluwalia
Polymeric microporous nanofilms as smart platforms for in vitro assessment of nanoparticle translocation and Caco-2 cell culture
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 1536-1241, DOI: 10.1109/TNB.2016.2603191
IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience 2019-10-03
2016 A. Kivilo, Z. Zondaka, A. Kesküla, P. Rasti, T. Tamm, R. Kiefer
Electro-chemo-mechanical deformation properties of polypyrrole/dodecylbenzenesulfate linear actuators in aqueous and organic electrolyte
published pages: 96484-96489, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA20766A
RSC Adv. 6/99 2019-10-03
2015 Luc Maffli, Samuel Rosset, Michele Ghilardi, Federico Carpi, Herbert Shea
Tunable Optics: Ultrafast All-Polymer Electrically Tunable Silicone Lenses (Adv. Funct. Mater. 11/2015)
published pages: 1614-1614, ISSN: 1616-301X, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201570075
Advanced Functional Materials 25/11 2019-10-03
2016 Samuel Rosset, Oluwaseun A. Araromi, Samuel Schlatter, Herbert R. Shea
Fabrication Process of Silicone-based Dielectric Elastomer Actuators
published pages: e53423, ISSN: 1940-087X, DOI: 10.3791/53423
Journal of Visualized Experiments 108 2019-10-03
2016 Z. Zondaka, R. Valner, T. Tamm, A. Aabloo, R. Kiefer
Carbide-derived carbon in polypyrrole changing the elastic modulus with a huge impact on actuation
published pages: 26380-26385, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA01511E
RSC Adv. 6/31 2019-10-03
2016 Toribio F. Otero, Johanna Schumacher, Victor H. Pascual
Construction and coulodynamic characterization of PPy-DBS-MWCNT/tape bilayer artificial muscles
published pages: 68538-68544, ISSN: 2046-2069, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA13806C
RSC Adv. 6/72 2019-10-03

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