Academic Talk:Skin-inspired Materials for Conformal Sensors


Presenter:Prof.Xiaodong ChenInnovative Centre for Flexible Devices (iFLEX), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore )

Topic:Skin-inspired Materials for Conformal Sensors




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 rely on the development of novel mechanically durable materials, which allow maintaining the function under the deformed states. In this talk, I will present our latest progress on manufacturing skin-inspired materials, fabricating conformal sensors and integrating individual devices into systems. Our work opens possibilities for new applications in artificial senses, cyber-human systems, wearable healthcare, soft robotics, implantable electronics, and so on.

Biography :


Dr. Xiaodong Chen is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor (by courtesy) of Physics and Applied Physics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). He is the Director of Innovative Centre for Flexible Devices (iFLEX) at NTU and the Director of Max Planck – NTU Joint Lab for Artificial Senses.

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 mechano-materials and devices, integrated nano-bio interface, and cyber-human interfaces. So far, he publishes more than 250 high-profiled papers with a citation of more than15,000.

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, Advanced Materials Technology, Advanced Intelligent Systems, Batteries & Supercaps, Materials Today Energy, and ACS Applied Bio Materials.He was conferred as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016. Hewas 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,Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award, Mitsui Chemicals-SNIC Industry Award in Materials and Nano-chemistry, and Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics.

Contact:Prof. Lin Jiang 

Editor:Ming Lu


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