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Event Scheduled for Dec 2, 2011

Event: ME Fall 2011 Seminar Series: 'Mechanics of Stretchable Electronics,' Prof. Yonggang Huang, Departments of Civil & Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

Location: UTEB 150

Time: 02:00 pm

Details of Event:
Joint seminar presented by the Department of Mechanical Engineering
and the School of Engineering Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering Working Group

Abstract: Recent advances in mechanics and materials provide routes to integrated circuits that can offer the electrical properties of conventional, rigid wafer-based technologies but with the ability to be stretched, compressed, twisted, bent and deformed into arbitrary shapes. Inorganic electronic materials in micro/nanostructured forms, intimately integrated with elastomeric substrates offer particularly attractive characteristics in such systems, with realistic pathways to sophisticated embodiments. Mechanics plays a key role in this development by identifying the underlying mechanism and providing analytical solutions to guide design and fabrication. Enabling technology (transfer printing and reversible adhesion and materials (stretchable silicon,) are discussed, as well as their applications to stretchable and foldable circuits, electronic-eye camera and tunable eye camera, solar cell, semi-transparent and flexible LED display [11] and its application to medicine, neural and cardiac sensors, and cardiac ablation therapy. Commentary and review of stretchable electronics were recently published.


1. Meitl et al., Nature Materials 5, p 33, 2006
2. Kim et al., PNAS 107, p 17095, 2010
3. Khang et al., Science 311, pp 208-212, 2006.
4. Sun et al., Nature Nanotechnology 1, p 201, 2006
5. Jiang et al., PNAS 104, p 15607, 2007
6. Kim et al., Science 320, p 507, 2008
7. Kim et al., PNAS 105, p 18675, 2008 (cover article)
8. Ko et al., Nature 454, p 748, 2008 (cover article)
9. Jung et al., PNAS (in press)
10. Yoon et al., Nature Materials 7, p 907, 2008 (cover article)
11. Park et al., Science 325, p 977, 2009
12. Kim et al., Nature Materials 9, p .929, 2010.
13. Kim et al., Nature Materials 9, p 511, 2010 (cover article)
14. Viventi et al., Science Translational Medicine 2, 24ra22, 2010 (cover article)
15. Kim et al., Nature Materials (in press).
16. Rogers and Huang, PNAS 106, p 10875, 2009
17. Rogers et al., Science 327, p 1603, 2010


Biographical Sketch
Yonggang Huang is the Joseph Cumming Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. He is interested in establishing mechanics models for advanced technology, such as stretchable electronics, flexible silicon solar cell, transfer printing, and cardiac and neutral electro-physiology. Mechanics plays a critical role in the development of scientific and engineering foundations for these advanced technologies. He has published 1 book, 26 book chapters, and more than 340 papers in journals, including multi-disciplinary journals Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Science Translational Medicine, and PNAS; physics journal PRL; materials journals Advanced Materials, and Advanced Functional Materials; nano journals Nano Letters, and Small; chemistry journal Langmuir; and mechanics journal JMPS. Four of his papers published in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004 have become the most cited ones among more than 9000 papers published annually in all 110 mechanics journals listed in ISI Web of Science in the corresponding years. These are also the most cited papers among more than 8700 papers published annually in all 104 mechanical engineering journals in the corresponding years. His recent work has been reported by many popular media such as ABC, BBC, Boston Globe, Business Week, CBS, Chicago Tribune, Discover, Discovery Channel, MSNBC, New York Times, Newsweek, Reuters, United Press International, and US News & World Report.

His recent awards include the Larson Memorial Award in 2003, Melville Medal in 2004, and Richards Memorial Award in 2010, all from ASME; Young Investigator Medal from the Society of Engineering Sciences in 2006; International Journal of Plasticity Medal in 2007; Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2008; ISI Highly Cited Researcher (Engineering) in 2009. He held the Grayce Wicall Gauthier Professorship (2003-04), Shao Lee Soo Professorship (2004-07) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Visiting Clark Millikan Professorship (2005-06) at Caltech, and Honorary Professor at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, and will be the Editor of Journal of Applied Mechanics (Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in 2012.

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Sponsored By: Mechanical Engineering

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