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Date 2018-03-14 by Xiaoting Liu

Invited Speaker:Prof. Xiaodong Chen

Introduction:Dr. Xiaodong Chen is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics (by courtesy) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is the Associate Chair (Faculty) in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and 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 mechanomaterials for flexible devices, integrated nano-bio interface and programmable materials for energy conversion. So far, He has published over 220 scientific articles and has given more than 120 invited talks/seminars. 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, Materials Today Energy, 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, Singapore NRF Fellowship, Small Young Innovator Award, Nanyang Research Award, and Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award.

【Title】Mechanomaterials Design for Stretchable Electronics

Time:  10:00-12:00 am, Mar.15th,2018

Location:   New MSE Building, No. 01 Meeting Room

Abstract:Flexible electronics have drawn increasing attention and have become an attractive and fashionable topic due to their potential to bring forth yet another revolution in the human way of life. According to IDTechEx 2017, the increasingly diverse market for wearable devices will reach over $150B annually by 2027. However, most traditional materials with good electronic properties show poor sustainability in complex stress environments, which make them difficult to directly involve in flexible and stretchable device construction. In this talk, I will present our latest progress of developing mechanomaterials for stretchable and conformable electronic devices. Mechanomaterials refers to apply the principles of mechanics to the rational design of materials with smart characteristics, and emergent properties and functions. Especially, I will highlight how mechanomaterials are developed to realize stretchable sensors that can accommodate large strain and geometrical deformations, such as bending, twisting, folding, and stretching, and achieve the smart characteristics include being responsive, selective, and interactive.

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