Linnaeus-lecture: Soft, Skin-Interfaced Electronic and Microfluidic Systems

  • Date: –16:15
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Eva von Bahr, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
  • Lecturer: John A. Rogers, Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at Northwestern University and Director of the Querry-Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics.
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  • Organiser: Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten
  • Contact person: Karin Thellenberg
  • Phone: 018-471 49 47
  • Seminarium

This lecture is part of the 2023 Celsius-Linnaeus lectures. The Linnaeus-lecture is given by Professor John A. Rogers, Northwestern University. The Linneaus-lecture is followed by lectures given by Associate Professor Anna Herland, KTH, and Associate Professor Robin Augustine, Uppsala University. The session ends with a panel discussion with all three lecturers moderated by Prof. Klas Hjort, UU.


13.15: Soft, Skin-Interfaced Electronic and Microfluidic Systems
2023 års Linné föreläsare: Professor John A. Rogers, Northwestern University

14.30: Combining Stem Cell and Device Engineering for In vitro Models of Human Physiology
Associate Professor Anna Herland, KTH

15.00: Fat – Intra Body Communication: A new paradigm for intra-body communication technology enabling reinstatement of lost functionalities in human
Associate Professor Robin Augustine, Uppsala University

15.30: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Professor Klas Hjort, Uppsala University

Here you can take part in the 2023 Celsius-Linnaeus Lectures program.

Abstract: Soft, Skin-Interfaced Electronic and Microfluidic Systems
The skin is mechanically soft and curved; modern electronic and microfluidic technologies are rigid and planar.   Eliminating this profound mismatch in physical properties will create vast opportunities in man-made systems that can naturally integrate with the epidermis, for diagnostic, therapeutic or sensory function with important, unique capabilities relevant to fitness/wellness, sports performance, clinical healthcare and virtual reality environments.  Over the last decade, a convergence of new concepts in materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and advanced manufacturing has led to the emergence of diverse, novel classes of 'biocompatible' electronic and microfluidic systems with skin-like physical properties.  This talk describes the key ideas and presents some of the most recent device examples, including (1) wireless, battery-free electronic 'tattoos', with applications in continuous monitoring of vital signs in maternal, fetal, neonatal and pediatric populations, including active deployments in the most advanced hospitals in the US and remote clinics in multiple countries in Africa, (2) microfluidic platforms that can capture, manipulate and perform biomarker analysis on microliter volumes of sweat, with applications in cystic fibrosis and nutritional monitoring.

Last modified: 2022-03-21