Artificial Electronic-Skin: Large Area Sensor Networks

Prof Ali Javey, Prof. Electrical Engineering&Comp.Scien
Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center, University of C
United States
Nov 21, 2013.


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Presentation Summary

In this talk, development of large-area sensor networks on a skin-like substrate capable of spatial and temporal mapping of a wide range of stimuli is discussed. The enabled electronic-skin (e-skin) presents a new class of smart materials which can be laminated on virtually any object while providing user interfacing with the external ambient at an unprecedented scale. The stimuli could include pressure (e.g., touch), temperature, strain (e.g., crack formation), light (imaging), and more. Recent advancements in semiconductor materials with unusual form factors, device architectures, and process technologies needed for obtaining the envisioned system will be discussed. Specifically, an example e-skin prototype with fully integrated electronic device components, tactile sensors and OLED display will be presented.

Speaker Biography (Ali Javey)

Ali Javey received a PhD in chemistry from Stanford University in 2005, and served as a Junior Fellow of Harvard Society of Fellows from 2005 to 2006. He then joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley where he is currently an associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Professor Javey's research interests encompass the fields of chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering. His work focuses on the integration of nanoscale electronic materials for various technological applications, including novel nanoelectronics, flexible circuits and sensors, and energy generation and harvesting. For his contributions to the field, he has received a number of awards, including the IEEE Nanotechnology Early Career Award (2010); Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (2010); Mohr Davidow Ventures Innovators Award (2010); National Academy of Sciences Award for Initiatives in Research (2009); Technology Review TR35 (2009); NSF Early CAREER Award (2008); U.S. Frontiers of Engineering by National Academy of Engineering (2008); and the Peter Verhofstadt Fellowship from the Semiconductor Research Corporation (2003).

Company Profile (Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC))

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center is the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for MEMS and NEMS. BSAC was founded in 1986 to conduct commercially relevant interdisciplinary engineering research on micro and nano-scale sensors, moving mechanical elements, microfluidics, materials, processes, and systems. Our membership-based organization of 150+ graduate student and postdoctoral researchers from 8 departments and 3 campuses of the University of California, report regularly on over 100 projects, on a prepublication basis, to our 30+ member companies. BSAC welcomes inquiries from technology-leveraged companies in our specialties.