Sarthak Misra wins prestigious ERC Starting Grant

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misra-ercSarthak Misra has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant worth 1.5 million euros. This grant will be used for the ROBOTAR research project.

ROBOTAR aims to develop systems for the targeted delivery of magnetic agents. These agents would be robotically steered into the human body with extreme precision using flexible needles. The agents would be controlled by using an external magnetic field. The agents could be coated with drugs or bio-sensors.

The ERC funding schemes are open to top researchers of any nationality or age who wish to carry out their frontier research in the 28 EU Member States or associated countries. ERC Starting Grants aim to support up-and-coming research leaders who are about to establish a research team in Europe. The sole evaluation criterion: scientific excellence of researcher and research proposal.

Please also see the University of Twente press release in English and Dutch.

Sarthak Misra wins prestigious ERC Starting Grant | Surgical Robotics Lab