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Chemical Engineering Seminar

Thursday, April 21, 2016
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Spalding Laboratory 106 (Hartley Memorial Seminar Room)
Skin-inspired organic electronic materials and devices
Zhenan Bao, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University,

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-based electronic materials may offer a potential solution to this longstanding problem.  In this talk, I will describe the design of organic electronic materials to mimic skin functions.  These new materials enable unprecedented performance or functions in medical devices, energy storage and environmental applications.

For more information, please contact Martha Hepworth by email at [email protected].