Dae-Hyeong Kim, Seoul National University
Nanomaterials-Based Flexible and Stretchable Bioelectronics
Recent advances in soft electronics have attracted great attention due largely to its potential applications in personalized bio-integrated healthcare devices. The mechanical mismatch between conventional electronic/optoelectronic devices and soft human tissues/organs often causes various challenges, such as the low signal-to-noise ratio of biosensors, inflammations and/or excessive immune responses near implanted sites, and discomfort and consequent stress to users. Ultraflexible and stretchable electronic devices have low system modulus and intrinsic softness, and thereby have the potential to solve these issues. Nanomaterials are particularly beneficial in realizing these flexible and stretchable electronics due to their intrinsic ultraflexibility thanks to nanoscale dimensions. Here, our unique strategies in the synthesis of nanomaterials, their seamless integration with electronics, and unconventional biomedical device designs toward implantable and wearable bioelectronics are presented. These implantable and wearable bioelectronic systems combine recent breakthroughs in unconventional soft electronics to address unsolved issues in clinical medicine.
About Dae-Hyeong Kim
Dae-Hyeong Kim obtained BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering from Seoul National University in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He received a PhD degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois. He joined Seoul National University in 2011 and is currently an associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Kim has published more than 75 papers and 25 international and domestic patents. He has been recognized with several awards including the George Smith Award (2009), Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award (2009), Green Photonics Award (2011), TR35 Award (2011), Hong Jin-ki Creative Award (2015), The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan (SCEJ) Award (2016), and the Korea Young Scientist Award (2017).