Conventionally, electronics are constructed with static form factors to serve targeted applications. For examples, emerging soft wearable electronics are designed to allow dynamic accommodation of applied stress to maximize user comfort when integrated with the body. In contrast, rigid electronics are built for tabletop or handheld uses based on their solid interfaces that ease user handling. To leverage advantages of both rigid and soft electronics, we developed a new class of electronics that can reconfigure their shape, flexibility and stretchability for desired purposes. This talk will introduce the concept, materials, and operation principle of transformative electronics with applications in wearables, implantables, and sensors.
Dr. Jae-Woong Jeong is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2012, and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2012 to 2014. Before joining KAIST, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering at University of Colorado, Boulder from 2015 to 2017. Dr. Jeong’s research focus is in soft bio-integrated electronics and systems for advanced healthcare and brain research.