Utilization of electroactive polymer actuators in micromixing and in extended-life biosensor applications

Vinh Ho, Mark Shimada, David Szeto, Xavier Casadevall I Solvas, Daniel Scott, Luisa Stella Dolci, Lawrence Kulinsky, Sylvia Daunert, Marc Madou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

5 Scopus citations


Polypyrrole (PPy)-based microactuators hold a promise for a wide variety of engineering applications from robotics and microassembly to biosensors and drug delivery systems. The main advantages of using PPy/Au actuator structures (vs competing solid-state actuator technologies) include ease of fabrication, low actuation energy, and large motion range of microactuators. We present advances in two areas of application - in the extended-life biosensor platform and in micromixers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2010
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2010 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2010Mar 11 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherElectroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Biosensor
  • Electroactive polymer
  • Micro-mixing
  • Microactuator
  • Polypyrrole

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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