报告题目： Mechano-adaptable Materialsfor Conformal Sensors
报 告 人： Prof. Xiaodong Chen
Nanyang Technological University
邀 请 人：张文科教授
Dr. Xiaodong Chen is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics (by courtesy) at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). In addition, he is currently served as 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 interactive materials and devices, integrated nano-bio interface, and cyber-human interfaces. He is the Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances and Scientific Editor of Nanoscale Horizons. He also is the member of editorial advisory board of Advanced Materials, Small Methods, AdvancedMaterials Technology, Materials Today Energy, and ACS Applied Bio Materials. He was conferred as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016. He was recognized by more than ten prestigious awards and honors including the precious Singapore NRF Investigatorship, Small Young Innovator Award, Singapore NRF Fellowship, Nanyang Research Award, Advanced Materials Hall of Fame, and Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award.
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 material for conformal sensors, which are built based on 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.