Maartje Wermelink

Maartje Wermelink

Doctoral Researcher


Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanic Garden Freiburg



The next generation livMatS Artificial Venus Flytrap systematic demonstrator
The goal of my project is to develop the second-generation Artificial Venus Flytrap (AVF) demonstrator within livMatS. It will serve as the structural basis for integrating new material and energy harvesting systems developed in the livMatS cluster. By collaborating with other livMatS researchers and building on the previous AVF systems developed within livMatS, I aim to create a system capable of harvesting and storing energy from its environment for autonomous activation of the trap following a powerful stimulus.

First supervisor

Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck