Flexible Electronics

Wearable and Flexible Electronics

Team: Ana Claudia Arias, Ali Javey

To become pervasive, electronic devices must be non-intrusive, easily deployed and inexpensive, even as they comprise an increasing variety of components for enhanced functionality. Research on flexible electronics under the BETR Center is guided by this immersive electronics vision to develop a new manufacturing and deployment paradigm for highly dispersed, interactive information devices. It entails the development of tools, processes and materials for roll-to-roll processing, layer transfer, high-resolution printing, and packaging. The cross-disciplinary nature of this research is exemplified in the development of nanoparticle inks for printed electronics, work which requires expertise in chemistry, fluid mechanics, materials science, and electrical engineering.