Edwin Jager is a Senior Associated Professor at Linköping University and head of the division of Sensor and Actuator Systems, Dept. of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM). He received his M.Sc.Eng. degree (ir) in Applied Physics at the University of Twente, The Netherlands in 1996, specializing in transduction science. In 2001, he received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Linköping University, Sweden. During his PhD-studies, he developed biomedical applications of polypyrrole microactuators, such as a “cell clinic” and a microrobot.
This work was continued in the spin-off company Micromuscle AB, now acquired by Creganna Medical, of which he was a co-founder and where he worked as CTO from 2000 to 2007. Micromuscle commercialized and developed medical applications of the polypyrrole actuator technology in collaboration with large medical device companies.
Thereafter, he returned to academia as an Assistant Professor in the Organic Electronics group at the Department of Science and Technology at the Norrköping campus. In the summer of 2011, he made a transition to the Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre to assist in building up this newly established Centre, where he became Associate Professor in March 2012, and which merged into the division of Sensor and Actuator Systems in 2017.
His research interests include electroactive polymers, conducting polymer (micro-)actuators, textile actuators, bionics, electroactive surfaces and scaffolds, and soft (micro-) robotics.