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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.



Jose Gabriel Martinez Gil, Shayan Mehraeen, Edwin Jager (2023) Electrochemical Considerations for the Electropolymerization of PPy on PEDOT:PSS for Yarn Actuator Applications ChemElectroChem 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 Continue to DOI


Shayan Mehraeen, Daniel Melling, Cedric Plesse, Cedric Vandercayle, Nils-Krister Persson, Edwin Jager (2022) Double coiled yarn actuator working in air for haptic garments
Sujan Dutta, Shayan Mehraeen, Nils-Krister Persson, Jose Gabriel Martinez, Edwin Jager (2022) The effect of electroactive length and intrinsic conductivity on the actuation behaviour of conducting polymer-based yarn actuators for textile muscles Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, Vol. 370, Article 132384 Continue to DOI
Jose Gabriel Martinez, Shayan Mehraeen, Edwin Jager (2022) Influence of the different conducting polymer layers on the performance of textile actuators