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Artificial Muscle


Seeking a graduate student interested in investigating artificial muscle based on metal nanowires. These nanowires are stronger than steel and we hope to show that they can actively contract in response to applied voltage, creating the strongest 'muscle' known. Please apply to the UBC graduate applications web site and mention your interest in working with John Madden. Students with backgrounds in electrical, materials, chemical, and biomedical engineering, engineering physics, chemistry or physics are all welcome to apply. Please refer to the recent article in Science (Foroughi et al 2011) that describes the work we are doing in this area.