Professor John A. Rogers

Biography

Professor John A. Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989.  From MIT, he received SM degrees in physics and in chemistry in 1992 and the PhD degree in physical chemistry in 1995.  From 1995 to 1997, Rogers was a Junior Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows.  He joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff in the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department in 1997, and served as Director of this department from the end of 2000 to 2002.  He then spent thirteen years on the faculty at University of Illinois, most recently as the Swanlund Chair Professor and Director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory.  In 2016, he joined Northwestern University as the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, with affiliate appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Chemistry, where he is also Director of the newly endowed Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics.  He has published nearly 600 papers and is co-inventor on more than 100 patents.  His research has been recognized by many awards including a MacArthur Fellowship (2009), the Lemelson-MIT Prize (2011), and the Smithsonian Award for American Ingenuity in the Physical Sciences (2013).  He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 

Abstract

Hybrid Approaches to Large-Area, Flexible Electronics

Recent advances in semiconductor nanomaterials, high-speed assembly techniques and strategies for heterogeneous integration establish the foundations for unusual classes of electronics, characterized by levels of performance, functionality and area coverage that lie beyond those realizable with other approaches, established or emerging.  The results provide access to a broad range of unique design options and associated application concepts.  This talk summarizes the essential ideas and presents examples of their use in (1) emissive displays that exploit millions of interconnected, microscale inorganic light emitting diodes on glass substrates, (2) thin, flexible, brain-integrated silicon electronics for mapping neural function at high spatio-temporal resolution and (3) soft, stretchable, skin-integrated microsystems for wireless physiological monitoring in neonatal intensive care.

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