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Keplinger, Christoph Assistant Professor and Mollekopf Faculty Fellow


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  • Based upon his background in physics, mechanics and chemistry, Dr. Keplinger leads a multidisciplinary team performing basic and applied research with a current focus on (I) bioinspired soft actuators, sensors, robots and machines, (II) sustainable energy generation and energy harvesting for biomedical applications, and (III) functional polymers.


  • HASEL artificial muscles, soft robotics, stretchable electronics, self-healing materials, ionic conductors, electromechanical instabilities, dielectric elastomer actuators, dielectric elastomer generators, electroactive polymers, soft active materials, energy harvesting, electromechanical energy conversion, soft matter physics, materials science, renewable energy, polymer physics


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