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Feb 22 2022

Soft, Wireless Skin-Interfaced Devices for Health Monitoring and Haptic Interactions

MIE Department Seminar

February 22, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


ERF 1043 or on Zoom at


842 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607

Presenter: John A. Rogers, PhD, Northwestern University
Location: In-person at ERF 1043 or on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 884 2806 5396
Passcode: nL8hdy05

Abstract: Advances in materials science, mechanical engineering and manufacturing methods establish the foundations for high performance classes of electronics technologies that have soft, flexible physical properties.  The resulting devices can mount on the skin, at nearly any location across the body, to provide continuous, clinical-quality information on physiological status, with options in complex, large-area multi-haptic forms of engagement and feedback.  This talk summarizes the key ideas and presents examples in wireless devices for (1) maternal, fetal, neonatal and pediatric care in clinical facilities and home settings, and (2) full-body haptic experiences in virtual/augmented reality environments.

Speaker Bio: 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 13 years on the faculty at University of Illinois, most recently as the Swanlund chair professor and director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory. In the Fall of 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 Querrey-Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics. His research has been recognized by many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship (2009), the Lemelson-MIT Prize (2011), the Smithsonian Award for American Ingenuity in the Physical Sciences (2013), the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Franklin Institute (2019), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2021). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Prof. Myunghee Kim

Date posted

Jan 5, 2022

Date updated

Feb 21, 2022