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Marina Pilz da Cunha is a PhD student working in a collaboration project between the Smart and Functional Material and Devices research group (SFD) and at the Laboratory of Materials and Interface Chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology. 

Academic background

Marina Pilz Da Cunha was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology with a sandwich research stay at the University of Porto in Portugal. Her master’s degree in Chemical Engineering was also completed at the Eindhoven University of technology specializing in molecular systems. As part of her Master’s degree she has taken part in OLED research at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia and has completed the Master thesis on the topic of smart switchable windows in collaboration with Merck. In January 2017 she has started working in the Bio-Inspired Hybrid Materials collaboration project at the TU/e. 

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Research Output

  • 35 Citations
  • 10 Article

A soft transporter robot fueled by light

Pilz Da Cunha, M., Ambergen, S., Debije, M. G., Homburg, F. G. A. E., den Toonder, J. M. J. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 1 Mar 2020, In : Advanced Science. 7, 5, 7 p., 1902842.

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  • Fast, light-responsive, metal-like polymer actuators generating high stresses at low strain

    Verpaalen, R. C. P., Varghese, S., Froyen, A., Pilz Da Cunha, M., Pouderoijen, M., Severn, J. R., Bhatti, M., Peijs, A. A. J. M., Bastiaansen, C. W. M., Debije, M. G., Engels, T. A. P. & Schenning, A. P. H. J., 31 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Matter. 13 p.

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  • 20 Downloads (Pure)

    Nanohybrid materials with tunable birefringence via cation exchange in polymer films

    Oosterlaken, B., Xu, Y., van Rijt, M., Pilz Da Cunha, M., Timmermans, G., Debije, M., Friedrich, H., Schenning, A. & Sommerdijk, N., 1 Feb 2020, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 30, 6, 6 p., 1907456.

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    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)

    Press / Media

    All these robots need is light

    Jaap M.J. den Toonder & Marina Pilz Da Cunha


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