The aim of ChemLife is to deliver a suite of bio-inspired microscopic vehicles fabricated from smart materials using advanced 3D fabrication technologies.
The project aims to tackle some of the grand challenges in materials research, by showing that intelligent chemistry, smart design and precise engineering can give enhanced capabilities to soft materials. This project will enable the creation of soft microstructures, which could navigate, transport cargo, sense and even diagnose. It is extremely captivating to give such functions, naturally associated with living things, to inanimate materials.
ChemLife is funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council from 2018-2023.