Two papers published on novel conductive polymer

In a series of 2 papers published in Advanced Materials and Advanced Functional Materials, Yanxi Zhang, Eveline van Doremaele and a range of collaborators both inside TU/e and out, have demonstrated a novel NDI-based polymer with outstanding properties. We investigated the role of ethylene glycol side chains to optimise its performance for OECTs and neuromorphic devices (link) and demonstrated an adaptive neuromorphic sensor circuit that can locally modulate and classify biosignals, all based on a single material (link). 

Imke’s paper was published in Science Advances

In a collaborative effort between ICMS and Max Planck Institute, together with Stanford, Oxford and more, Imke’s work show how we can train a robot to find its way through a maze using a polymer circuit. We equipped a toy robot with a smart and adaptive electrical circuit made of soft organic materials, similarly to the biological matter. With this bio-inspired approach, they were able to teach the robot to navigate independently through a maze using visual signs for guidance. Find Read more…

Yoeri van de Burgt promoted to Associate Professor

Yoeri has been promoted to Associate Professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering from December 1st 2021. With this new role he hopes to further strengthen his research within the department as well as leading a multidisciplinary research group as a more independent principle investigator (P.I.).  Of course this promotion was not possible without the help of all current and former Neuromorphic Engineering students, postdocs, collaborators as well as friends and family and everyone in the Microsystems section, in particular Read more…

Interview published in C2W magazine

In C2W magazine an interview with Yoeri about our research on organic neuromorphic materials was published. C2W is a platform for Chemistry and Chemists. Find the interview (in Dutch) here: https://www.c2w.nl/artikelen/interviews/biologisch-signaal-stuurt-kunstmatig-systeem

Interview published in Financieel Dagblad

In the Futures magazine of the FD “het Financieel Dagblad”, a report on the status of neuromorphic computing was published which included an interview with Yoeri. Find the interview (in Dutch) here: https://fd.nl/futures/1368069/de-machine-wordt-menselijker

Selected to editorial board IOP Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering

Yoeri was selected to serve on the inaugural editorial board for the new IOP journal Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering (NCE): iopscience.org/nce  Neuromorphic Computing and Engineering is a multidisciplinary, open access journal publishing cutting edge research on the design, development and application of artificial neural networks and systems from both a hardware and computational perspective.

Talented Engineer

Yoeri was selected as one of this years’ engineering talents by the magazine “De Ingenieur”. Find the article (in Dutch) here: https://www.deingenieur.nl/artikel/materialen-voor-trainbare-krachtige-chips