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  • [ July 03, 2018]

    Mechano-adaptable Materials for Flexible and Conformal Electronics

  • Speaker:
    Xiaodong Chen
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    Room 210, COE Building No.1
    Huai Yang
  • Abstract
  • Smart wearable sensors not only enrich daily lives by providing enhanced smart functions, but also provide health information by monitoring body conditions. For example, patchable sensors have the potential to better interface with human skin, thus improving the sensitivity of detection of health indicators. However, the crucial aspects toward the advancement of such sensors include the development of novel mechanically durable materials, flexible and stretchable substrates, deformable electrodes and circuits, bio-stable and bio-compatible, and so on. In this talk, I will present our latest progress fabricating conformal sensors based on the rational design of structural materials, individual devices development, and integration.
  • Biography
  • Dr. Xiaodong Chen is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics (by courtesy) at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He is the Associate Chair (Faculty) in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and founding Director of Innovative Centre for Flexible Devices (iFLEX) at NTU. He received his B.S. degree (Honors) in chemistry from Fuzhou University (China) in 1999, M.S. degree (Honors) in physical chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002, and Ph.D. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in biochemistry from University of Muenster (Germany) in 2006.  After his postdoctoral fellow working at Northwestern University (USA), he started his independent research career as Nanyang Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University since 2009.  He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in Sept 2013, then Full Professor in Sept 2016.  His research interests include interactive materials and devices, integrated nano-bio interface and programmable materials for energy conversion. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Scientific Editor of Nanoscale Horizons.  In addition, he is the member of editorial advisory board of Advanced Materials, Small Methods, Advanced Materials Technology, Scientific Reports, and Journal of Laboratory Automation.  He was conferred as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016. He was awarded more than ten prestigious awards and fellowships including the precious Singapore NRF Investigatorship, Small Young Innovator Award, Singapore NRF Fellowship, Nanyang Research Award, and Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award.