Prof. Qiming M. Zhang
Distinguished Professor of Electronic Engineering at Pennsylvania State Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Publications (46)

Proceedings Article | 27 March 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10594, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XX
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Microfluidics, Sensors, Polymers, Crystals, Dielectrics, Ferroelectric polymers, Electrostriction, Electroactive polymers, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 9 May 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9056, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2014
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Energy efficiency, Electrodes, Polymers, Metals, Video, Composites, Ions, Energy conversion efficiency, Electroactive polymers

Proceedings Article | 29 March 2011
Proc. SPIE. 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Actuators, Etching, Electrodes, Ions, Diffusion, Chlorine, Smart materials, Electroactive polymers, Liquids

Proceedings Article | 29 March 2011
Proc. SPIE. 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Electrodes, Polymers, Metals, Annealing, Computing systems, Capacitance, Adhesives, Ferroelectric polymers, Electroactive polymers

Proceedings Article | 29 March 2011
Proc. SPIE. 7976, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2011
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Ferroelectric materials, Microfluidics, Polymers, Dielectrics, Polymerization, Ferroelectric polymers, Electroactive polymers, Dielectric polarization, Temperature metrology

Proceedings Article | 9 April 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7642, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2010
KEYWORDS: Actuators, Electrodes, Polymers, Composites, Ions, Diffusion, Magnetism, Electroactive polymers, Liquids, Polymeric actuators

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Conference Committee Involvement (17)
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXI
4 March 2019 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XX
5 March 2018 | Denver, Colorado, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XIX
26 March 2017 | Portland, Oregon, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVIII
21 March 2016 | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XVII
9 March 2015 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC125: Electroactive Polymers (EAP) Actuators and Devices
This course provides an overview of EAP--the state of the art, challenges and potential. The materials used for the two major categories, ionic and electronic types, are explained. The basic mechanisms responsible for the electroactive behavior of EAP materials are compared with natural muscles. Analytical models, fabrication processes and how to characterize these materials are described. Current applications are reviewed including actuators, robotics, animatronics, medical, and biologically inspired mechanisms, called biomimetics. The course ends with a discussion of the future prospects of EAP as actuators in systems, mechanisms and smart structures for space, industrial and medical applications.
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