Brno Ph.D. Talent

Xia Peng

Autonomous self-propelled hematite microrobots with self-assembly and reconfigurable capabilities for the remediation of biological threats

Lector: Prof. Martin Pumera

Institution: Brno University of Technology, CEITEC VUT

Field: Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies


About the project

Bacterial biofilms are considered the primary cause of huge economic losses, from medicine to large infrastructure. Therefore, their eradication is highly desirable. Here, visible-light-powered hematite/Ag microrobots with self-assembly and reconfigurable capabilities for rapid and effective removal of bacteria biofilms from the solid surface is proposed. The low-cost and scalable preparation of hematite/Ag microrobots proposed here will open a new route toward environmental remediation.


Why science?

Scientific research has been one of the great drivers of progress in human history, and the dramatic changes in our lives are due primarily to scientific findings—modern medicine, electronics, automobiles, and a host of other great inventions. The most important reason is that science fits my interests and passion. Science is like dopamine that can give me a constant sense of excitement and accomplishment.


What do I like most about Brno

Brno is a vibrant city where I can do great science research and enjoy life peacefully. The people here are also very friendly. I can always meet kind friends who are willing to help me, which makes me feel warm espescially for foreigners here.