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Conference Topics

We are pleased to welcome our plenary speakers:

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Review Talks I: 17.02.2021  (15:00-17:00)

Chairs: Helmut F. Schlaak (Technical University of Darmstadt, DE), Kenji Uchino (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Shape Memory Alloy Actuation in Aerospace: materials, applications, demonstrations, and barriers to acceptance
James H Mabe (The Boeing Company & Texas A&M University, USA)

Advances in Magnetorheological Actuators
Janusz Gołdasz (BWI Group, Technical Center Krakow, Poland); Seung-Bok Choi (INHA University, Korea (South))

Novel MEMS actuators with advanced piezoelectric and magnetic materials
Fabian Stoppel (Fraunhofer ISIT, Germany)

Review Talks II: 18.02.2021  (15:00-17:00)

Chairs: Emmanouel Pagounis (ETO MAGNETIC GmbH, DE), Stefan Seelecke (Saarland University, DE)

Dielectric elastomer transducers for medical applications
Bert Müller (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Mechatronic Applications of Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys
Sebastian Breisch and Arda Tüysüz (ABB AG Corporate Research, Germany)

Kinesthetic and surface haptics for future intuitive HMI
Moustapha Hafez (CEA LIST, France)

High-Power Piezoelectric Characterization System (HiPoCS)
Kenji Uchino (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Review Talks Session III: 19.02.2021  (15:00-17:00)

Chairs: Jürgen Maas (Technical University Berlin, DE), Emmanuel Benjamin Vander Poorten (KU Leuven, BE)

Emerging advanced manufacturing techniques for electroactive polymer transducers
Aaron Price (Western University, Canada)

Energy-efficient Actuation Concepts for SMAS
Paul Motzki (ZeMA gGmbH & Saarland University, Germany)

Electromagnetic Actuators
Tom Ströhla (TU Ilmenau, Germany)