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PhD defence Shauni Keller: 'Unravelling Bubble-Propelled Motion: Microfluidic Design of Soft, Self-Assembled Microgels for Autonomous Motion' (Uitreiking)

Wednesday 19 May 2021Add to my calendar
from 10:30
Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2
Shauni Keller, MSc

Promotor: prof. Daniela Wilson

Small motors that can move independently are made in all shapes and sizes. Since the production of the first micromotor, much research has gone into making these motors smaller, mainly for biomedical applications. With the miniaturisation of these motors, a number of problems are coming to light. What these nanomotors look like can only be visualised by using static techniques. However, these techniques cannot yet be used to study motion, which is why it is not currently possible to study movement in relation to the shape and structure of these nanomotors. By making slightly larger motors — micromotors — that can be observed by using a simple microscope, we can study this. For her PhD research, Shauni Keller designed soft, asymmetrical micromotors and investigated the bubble-driven motion and how it can be influenced.


Shauni Keller (Veldhoven, 1993) obtained her Master’s degree in Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in 2016. She then started the above research at the Department of Systems Chemistry at Radboud University. She now works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Organic Chemistry at Wageningen University & Research.