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Shayan Mehraeen


My research interest focuses on the investigation and development of wearable textile actuators such as exoskeletons based on electroactive polymers for assistive and haptic applications.


As the world population is getting older the need for assistive and orthotic equipment rapidly rises.

One of the widely required assistive equipment is an external skeleton (exoskeleton) which can be worn like a garment, but it can actively move a part of the body.

The wearable exoskeleton is made of smart textile yarns that can individually move or apply force when they are stimulated by electrical potential. The actuation phenomenon is a well-known property of many materials including a group of polymers called electroactive polymers.

My research is focused on the investigation of electroactive polymer preparation in combination with novel textile designs to develop wearable actuators that are flexible, lightweight, and silent in contrast with commercially available ones.



Shayan Mehraeen, Milad Asadi, Jose Gabriel Martinez, Nils-Krister Persson, Jonas Stålhand, Edwin Jager (2023) Yarn actuators powered by electroactive polymers for wearables
Manikandan Ganesan, Shayan Mehraeen, Jose Gabriel Martinez, Nils-Krister Persson, Edwin Jager (2023) Rapid responsive behaviour of electro-chemically driven coiled yarn actuators
Jose Gabriel Martinez Gil, Shayan Mehraeen, Edwin Jager (2023) Electrochemical Considerations for the Electropolymerization of PPy on PEDOT:PSS for Yarn Actuator Applications ChemElectroChem, Vol. 10, Article e202300188 Continue to DOI
Shayan Mehraeen, Milad Asadi, Jose Gabriel Martinez Gil, Nils-Krister Persson, Jonas Stålhand, Edwin Jager (2023) Effect of Core Yarn on Linear Actuation of Electroactive Polymer Coated Yarn Actuators Advanced Materials Technologies, Vol. 8, Article 2300460 Continue to DOI
Sujan Dutta, Shayan Mehraeen, Jose Gabriel Martinez Gil, Tariq Bashir, Nils-Krister Persson, Edwin Jager (2023) Textile Actuators Comprising Reduced Graphene Oxide as the Current Collector Macromolecular materials and engineering Continue to DOI