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Deadline: October 28, 2021, 11:59 pm EDT

Symposium SB04—Advanced Soft Materials for Bioelectronic Interfaces

Joint symposium with Polymer Society of Korea

Bioelectronic interfaces, which facilitate the transduction of biological signals and the stimulation of biological organs/tissues, open new opportunities for various applications such as healthcare, robotics, sports, and e-games. These devices often require the conformal attachment of devices on the curvilinear human skin or organ surface and the long-term operational reliability even under severe mechanical deformation. For these purposes, many researchers have been searching for specialized constituent materials, particularly, targeting stretchable/flexible/soft conductors, semiconductors, and dielectrics, in conjunction with processing/integration methods toward robust high-performance devices.

This symposium covers the recent progress in advanced soft materials, processing, and device architectures for bio-electronic interfaces in the fields of healthcare, robotics, sports, and Internet of Things (IoTs), etc.

Topics will include:

  • Flexible and/or stretchable active/passive materials for bioelectronics
  • Conductive hydrogel materials
  • Self-healing, biocompatible, and biodegradable soft electronic materials
  • Soft conductive materials for 3D printing
  • Soft organic, inorganic, or hybrid materials with capacitive, piezoelectric, piezoresistive, triboelectric, and/or ferroelectric properties
  • Stimuli (e.g., stress, light, heat, pH, chemical, etc.)-responsive soft materials
  • Soft electronic materials for biochemical sensing
  • Soft electronic materials for electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyogram (EMG), and electrooculogram (EOG)
  • Novel electronic materials for brain-machine interfaces
  • Novel stretchable and/or flexible device architectures for practical applications in the fields of healthcare, robotics, sports, IoTs, etc.
  • Soft energy harvesting materials for bioelectronics

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Polina Anikeeva (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Chris Bettinger (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Mary Donahue (Linköping University, Sweden)
  • Kenjiro Fukuda (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Wei Gao (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Anna Herland (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  • Suk-Won Hwang (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
  • Ali Javey (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Unyong Jeong (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Pawan Jolly (Harvard University, USA)
  • Martin Kaltenbrunner (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria)
  • Shana Kelley (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Dae-Hyeong Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Sang-Woo Kim (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Stéphanie P. Lacour (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Hyunjoo Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Wei Lin Leong (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Christian Müller (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
  • Clara Santato (Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
  • Thomas Stieglitz (Universität Freiburg, Germany)
  • Jeong-Yun Sun (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Benjamin Tee (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Jadranka Travas-Sejdic (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Sheng Xu (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Myung-Han Yoon
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Republic of Korea

Michael Dickey
North Carolina State University
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
USA

Sahika Inal
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division
Saudi Arabia

Hyunhyub Ko
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
School of Energy and Chemical Engineering
Republic of Korea

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