Prof. Herbert Shea

Prof. Herbert Shea Professor Soft Transducers Lab (LMTS), EPFL Funding: -

Herbert Shea is a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He studied physics at McGill University and at Harvard University (Ph.D. 1997). After 2 years as a post-doc at IBM’s Watson Research Center, he joined Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs where he became the technical manager of the Microsystems Technology group.
In 2004 Herb moved to the EPFL, where he heads the Soft Transducers Lab (EPFL-LMTS). Herb is a pioneer in the field of electro-active soft actuators. His research is centered on elastomer-based transducers for wearable haptics and for soft robotics. Herb has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and is the president of the EuroEAP society.