Annual Meeting – Confirmed Speakers Seppe Terryn
Dr. ir. Seppe Terryn received his PhD in 2019 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in which he combined smart materials and robotics and developed a new multidisciplinary field “self-healing soft robots”. He is currently working as Postdoctoral researcher with a personal grant of the FWO and is co-managing three European projects; FET Open SHERO on self-healing soft robots, the EU Marie Curie ITN SMART on smart materials for robots, the EIC Transition on self-healing materials for sustainable products and an FWO SBO AMSER on additive manufacturing of self-healing robots. In these projects, he is currently guiding a team of 10 PhD students working on increasing the TRL-level of self-healing soft robots and soft electronics towards industrial applications, while performing fundamental research on self-healing polymers/composites, (additive) manufacturing, self-healing sensors and actuators.