Chemistry Seminar

Seminar
Title: 
"Skin-Inspired Electronic Materials and Devices", Professor Zhenan Boa, Standford University, Department of Chemical Engineering
Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:40am
Location: 
2237 FFSC

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and is responsible for the transduction of a vast amount of information. This conformable, stretchable and biodegradable material simultaneously collects signals from external stimuli that translate into information such as pressure, pain, and temperature. The development of electronic materials, inspired by the complexity of this organ is a tremendous, unrealized materials challenge. However, the advent of organic and carbon-based electronic materials may offer a potential solution to this longstanding problem. In this talk, I will describe organic and carbon nano electronic materials to mimic skin functions. These new materials enabled unprecedented performance or functions in medical devices, energy storage and environmental applications.