MSE Seminar - Thursday, January 16

Event Date: January 16, 2014
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Location: ARMS 3115
Dr. Sheng Xu, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present a seminar entitled "Materials and Mechanics for Wearable Devices: Energy Storage and Mobile Healthcare" on Thursday, January 16th, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in ARMS 3115.

Wearable devices that match the soft, curvilinear, and time-dynamic nature of human body is an important trend for future technologies. In this talk, I will discuss the materials and mechanics in the design and fabrication of wearable devices, as can be illustrated by two examples which represent the latest progress in soft energy storage and personal healthcare devices. For the first example, I will demonstrate a wirelessly rechargeable lithium ion battery with a record reversible biaxial stretchability up to 300%. The second example is a skin patch for point-of-care health monitoring, which is capable of wireless powering and data transmission, and multifunctional sensing, such as surface potential, temperature, and acceleration.

Short Bio:
Sheng Xu is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he is working with Professor John Rogers on soft electronics. He received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2010, where his research focused on rational oxide nanowire synthesis, nanowire based light emitting diodes and mechanical energy harvesters with Professor Zhong Lin Wang. He received his BS in chemistry from Peking University in 2006.

Dr. Xu is a faculty candidate in the School of Materials Engineering.