Steered Secretion

We create solid polymer skin holds a reservoir of liquid in its deformable micrometer-sized pores. Upon compressing the skin by light the pore dimensions will be reduced squeezing out the initially locked liquids at the skin surface.

Publications:

Anne Helene Gelebart, Danqing Liu, Dirk J. Mulder, Kevin H.J. Leunissen, Jop van Gerven, Albert P.H.J. Schenning and Dirk J. Broer, Photo-responsive sponge-like coating for on-demand liquid release, Advanced Functional Materials 2018, 28, 1705942. 

We are expanding this research topic by

  • Localizing the secreting at the desired position at the surface (Unpublished results, researcher Dr. Wanshu Zhang)
  • Developing electricity triggered secretion and releasing various liquids (Yuanyuan Zhan).

Researcher: Yuanyuan Zhan (PhD candidate)