Photoresponsive Materials

We explore the use of light as a powerful means of material control, either through the local generation of heat, or through direct changes in materials properties, such as stiffness and energy dissipation. Current projects include the development of light-addressable actuators for use in soft robotics and light-controlled liquids for use in optofluidics.

 Recent Publications

Serena Seshadri, Luke F. Gockowski, Jaejun Lee, Miranda Sroda, Matthew E. Helgeson, Javier Read de Alaniz, and Megan T. Valentine. Nature Communications 11:2599 (2020).
Jaejun Lee, Miranda M. Sroda, Younghoon Kwon, Sara El-Arid, Serena Seshadri, Luke F. Gockowski, Elliot W. Hawkes, Megan T. Valentine, Javier Read de Alaniz. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12:54075–54082 (2020).