Dr Thomas McKay, Research Fellow
Auckland Bioengineering Institute
Apr 17, 2013.
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Speaker Biography (Thomas McKay)
Tom McKay received his PhD from the University of Auckland in 2012. His research focuses on artificial muscle energy harvesters (dielectric elastomers). More specifically, his work focuses on the development of a dielectric elastomer generator that is simpler, lighter, and cheaper than models previously available. Tom hopes that technologies such as dielectric elastomers can make battery replacement a thing of the past.
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The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) is a cross-faculty research centre within The University of Auckland, which is New Zealand's top ranking and largest University. Tom's work is primarily carried out in the ABI's Biomimetics Laboratory which is led by Associate Professor Iain Anderson. A strong focus of The Biomimetics Laboratory is control electronics for artificial muscles.