ME Seminar Series: Prof. Michael Dickey, NC State University
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
New Approaches for Soft, Stretchable, and Biomimetic Electronics This talk will describe efforts in our research group to create and study electronic devices with new properties and architectures by harnessing interfacial phenomena, microfabrication, and the unique properties of a moldable liquid metal. Conventional electronics are typically fabricated from rigid materials (e.g., silicon for transistors, copper for antennas). New materials are being explored as candidates for flexible / stretchable / soft electronics because of the novel applications that emerge from their mechanical properties. Examples include flexible displays, implantable devices, electronic textiles, and soft robots. This talk with discuss the underlying fundamental science motivating active areas of research in our group.