Welcome to the Keplinger Research Group. We are a multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in soft matter physics, mechanics, materials science and chemistry. Our projects span basic and applied research,  with a current focus on:
  1. Bioinspired soft actuators, sensors, robots and machines 
  2. Sustainable energy generation and energy harvesting for biomedical applications 
  3. Electrical and mechanical properties of polymers

Selected Publications

All publications


Packard Fellowship awarded | October 2017 
Dr. Keplinger has been named a 2017 Packard Fellow! One of the most prestigious awards given to early-career scientists, this $875,000.00 unrestricted award provides funding over 5 years "to think big and look at complex issues with a fresh perspective".

Grant Awarded | October 2017 
Interdisciplinary team receives $1,250,000.00
from NSF - CPS over four years to study
Synthetic, Distributed Sensing, Soft and Modular Tissue (sTISSUE).

Undergraduate Fellowships | Fall 2017 
Six undergraduate students in the group received fellowships from CU's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) to work in the Keplinger Research Group during the 2017 - 2018 academic year.