The main theme of our research is to study the use of novel materials in micromechatronics and -fluidics. In particular, we work on soft, adhesive, biological and bioinspired materials and their applications in microsystems, -assembly, -robotics and -fluidics.

Selected publications

  • Koivikko, A., Lampinen, V., Pihlajamäki, M., Yiannacou, K., Sharma, V. and Sariola, V., Integrated stretchable pneumatic strain gauges for electronics-free soft robots. Commun. Eng., vol. 1, 14, 2022.
  • Sharma V, Ali-Löytty H, Koivikko A, Yiannacou K, Lahtonen K, Sariola V, “Copper Oxide Microtufts on Natural Fractals for Efficient Water Harvesting”, Langmuir, vol. 37, no. 11, pp. 3370–3381, 2021.
  • A. Koivikko, E. Sadeghian Raei, M. Mosallaei, M. Mäntysalo, V. Sariola, ”Screen-printed curvature sensors for soft robots,” IEEE Sensors, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 223-230, 2018.
  • Q. Zhou, V. Sariola, K. Latifi, V. Liimatainen, “Controlling the motion of multiple objects on a Chladni plate,” Nat. Commun., 2016, vol. 7, article number: 12764.
  • V. Sariola, M. Sitti, “Mechanically Switchable Elastomeric Microfibrillar Adhesive Surfaces for Transfer Printing,” Adv. Mat. Interfaces., vol. 1, no. 4, 2014.
  • V. Sariola, M. Jääskeläinen, and Q. Zhou, “Hybrid microassembly combining robotics and water droplet self-alignment,” IEEE Trans. Rob., vol. 26, no.6, pp. 965-977, 2010.