Flexible Sensing Electronics: From Fundamental Research to Applications
Flexible and stretchable electronics are an exciting frontier for the next generation of wearable and portable electronic devices. In this talk, I will present our recent progresses of nanomaterials based high-performance flexible and stretchable sensing electronics: Established the methodology for developing novel flexible/stretchable microsensors based on highly sensitive nanomaterials, and developed the flexible/stretchable bionic devices such as “electronic-skin”, “electronic-eardrum”, and “electronic-fingerprint” etc., which set up the technical basis for their applications in wearable smart systems, human-computer interaction, and health assessments. I’d like to discuss the roles of the nanomaterials, material interface, and micro-structure design in achieving high flexibility and stretchability, and also the strategies to achieve high sensitivity, stability, and fast response time of the flexible sensing electronics. The facile and low-cost printing method for fabricating engineered flexible sensors and sensor arrays will be addressed, and the applications in several areas such as robotic sensory skins, wearable health monitoring systems, and human-machine interfaces will be demonstrated.
Dr. Ting Zhang is a professor at Suzhou Institute of Nanotech, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research mainly focuses on the development of nanomaterials based electronic micro/nanosensing devices and smart microsystems, including Flexible/Stretchable and MEMS devices. The devices are mainly used for medical diagnostics, robotics, wearable smart systems and environmental monitoring applications. He has published more than 80 peer-review papers in journals like Advanced Materials, Science Advances, Account of Chemical Research, Nano Letters, Nano Energy, Microsystem&Nanoengineering, Analytical Chemistry, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, etc., and contributed 5 invited Book Chapters. He has also applied more than 50 patents, and several have been licensed and applied in Industry.
Dr. Zhang serves as the associate editor for Microsystems&Nanoengineering. He also serves as the senior committee member in Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, committee member in China Electronic Society, committee in China micron/nano-robot society, committee in National MEMS technical committee of standardization of MEMS technology, etc. He got the Young Talented Scientist Award from China Instrument and Control Society, the Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of Jiangsu Province, Six Talent Peaks Project in Jiangsu Province, etc.
张珽，中科院苏州纳米技术与纳米仿生研究所研究员，博士生导师。致力于传感器技术、柔性电子学、纳米智能材料、可穿戴智能系统领域的研究，并在此基础上探索其在物联网、人工智能、大健康、智能可穿戴设备等相关战略新兴产业的应用。以通讯作者在Science Advances, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Account of Chemical Research, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Analytical Chemistry, Nano Energy,《中国科学》等国际国内学术期刊上发表学术论文80余篇，申请了中国发明专利50余项，PCT国际发明专利3项，部分专利技术已许可和产业转化。