Carbon Nanotube-Based High-Performance Flexible Electronics and Integrated Smart Sensor Systems
Flexible integrated circuits (ICs), working as the core unit of information processing, are essential to realize fully flexible electronic systems. Due to the restricted fabrication circumstances on flexible substrates, pursuing flexible ICs with high performance, decent integration scale and low power consumption is very challenging. In this talk, I will introduce our recent advances in developing carbon nanotube-based flexible ICs and integrated smart sensor systems. First, I will show that how we can maintain the advantages of CNT-based ICs from a rigid form to a flexible form via properly developed fabrication technology and device design. Then, demonstrations of carbon nanotube-based flexible ICs with different forms and characteristics are introduced, including ultraflexible high-performance complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) ICs, low-power ICs for working on biological surfaces, degradable ICs for eco-friendly applications, and configurable ICs with multiple functions. Integrated flexible sensor systems constructed with these circuits have also been introduced. These results show that enabling powerful flexible ICs to construct fully flexible integrated systems will unlock the true power of flexible electronics, which could provide breakthroughs in various application areas, such as advanced forms of monitoring, diagnosis and therapy.
Dr. Youfan Hu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics at Peking University. She earned her BS in Astronomy at Beijing Normal University in 2002 and received her Ph.D. degree in Physical Electronics from Peking University in 2008. Before joining Peking University in 2014, she worked as post-doctoral fellow and research scientist in Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA.
Her research interests include high performance nanosensors, flexible carbon nanotube based integrated circuits, energy harvesting technology, and integrated smart sensor systems. So far, she has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles with a citation exceed 6000. Currently, she serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Executive Board Member of Science Bulletin and Editorial Board Member of Sensors. Her work attracted worldwide attention and has been reported on Science News, MIT Technology Review, Science Daily, PhysOrg, American Chemical Society podcast, Energy Daily, etc.
她的研究兴趣包括高性能纳米传感器、柔性碳纳米管集成电路、能量收集技术和集成智能传感器系统。到目前为止，她已经发表在相关领域发表学术论文60多篇，论文总引用次数超过6000次。目前，她是IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology期刊的副编辑，Science Bulletin期刊的执行委员会成员和Sensors期刊的编辑委员会成员。相关工作被Science News, MIT Technology Review, Science Daily, PhysOrg, American Chemical Society podcast, Energy Daily等媒体广泛报道。