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Prof. Dr. Sarthak Misra joins MESA+

The lead of the Surgical Robotics Lab works on new techniques to reach challenging locations within the body. For his work in the research area Medical Microrobotics, Misra has already collaborated with many members of the MESA+ community. "I’d love to learn more about what happens in this community”, says Misra.

At the Surgical Robotics Lab (SRL), there has always been a group focusing on Microrobotics. “We are developing ways to image, control and sometimes design these microrobots”, says Misra. Hydrogel grippers, MagnetoSperms and microjets are some examples of the miniaturized robots that SRL developed. The past few years, this group has grown a lot. Misra says: “Currently around half of the group focuses on the microscale.”

ERC Grant

In the recent years, Misra received several ERC grants enabling him to make the step from the macro- to micro-scale. “We are trying to shrink our robots. Becoming a member of the MESA+ community brings us new opportunities for collaborations. And I hope to find more students that are interested in the applied science and engineering aspects of our work”, explains Misra.

About Misra

Prof. Dr. Sarthak Misra joined the University of Twente in 2009. He is a Professor in the Department of Biomechanical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering Technology. He directs the Surgical Robotics Laboratory. He is also affiliated with the Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Groningen and University Medical Center Groningen. After he received his Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering in Canada, he worked for three years as a dynamics and controls analyst at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates on the International Space Station Program. Then he went on to obtain his doctoral degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

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