ERC AdG MicroMotility (PI Prof. Antonio De Simone) 2014-2018

The aim of our research is to gain insight into the mechanics of biological motility (in particular, swimming and crawling of microscopic organisms), to distill the key principles that underlie successful locomotion strategies in Nature, and to exploit them for the conceptual design of bio-mimetic, self-propelled micro-devices. We use a combination of theoretical, numerical, and experimental tools to approach the problem of biological and bio-inspired motility from a multidisciplinary perspective.

More info: