Most tapes in use today, are composed of a viscoelastic polymer spread on a plastic backing film, which often cause inflammation and damage, especially for infants and the elderly with sensitive skin. As an alternative technology to adhesive tape, synthetic gecko adhesives inspired by the adhesive foot-pads of geckos can be used to solve this problem. These new tapes attach to a surface with a dense array of micro- and nano-scale hair that maximizes the van der Waals interaction.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Chemical Engineering
- Sponsor: SURF Rose Hills fellow
- Mentor: Roya Maboudian, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering