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Wearable and Implantable Soft Bioelectronics using 2D Materials

Event Type
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
2005 Mechanical Engineering Lab (Deere Pavilion)
Mar 7, 2018   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Professor Dae-Hyeong Kim, School of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Seoul National University
Allison Mette


Recent advances in soft electronics have attracted great attention due in large to the potential applications in personalized, bio-integrated healthcare devices. The mechanical mismatch between conventional electronic devices and soft human tissues causes many challenges. Ultraflexible and stretchable electronic devices utilize the low system modulus and the intrinsic system-level softness to solve these issues. Here, we describe our unique strategies in the synthesis and functionalization of nanoscale two dimensional materials, their seamless assembly and integration, and corresponding device designs toward wearable/implantable healthcare devices. These wearable/implantable bioelectronic systems combine recent breakthroughs in unconventional soft electronics to address unsolved issues in the clinical medicine, which provides new opportunities the personalized healthcare, particularly for diabetes and retinal degeneration.


About the Speaker

Dae-Hyeong Kim obtained B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He received Ph. D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a post-doctoral research associate at University of Illinois. He joined Seoul National University in 2011 and is currently an associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Seoul National University. He has published more than 75 papers and 25 international and domestic patents. He has been recognized with several awards including George Smith Award (2009), MRS Graduate Student Award (2009), Green Photonics Award (2011), TR 35 award (2011), Hong Jin-ki Creative Award (2015), SCEJ Award (2016), and Young Scientist Award (2017).


Host:  Professor SungWoo Nam

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