School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Hosted by Chad Mirkin
Flexible and stretchable devices, which can accommodate strain and maintain high performance under deformation, enrich lifestyle by providing enhanced smart functions, and also provide health information by monitoring body conditions. However, the crucial aspects toward the advancement of this direction include the development of novel mechanically durable materials, flexible and stretchable substrates, deformable electrodes and circuits, system integration, and so on. In this talk, I will present our latest progress in nature-inspired materials design, individual devices development, and integration for fabricating the flexible and stretchable functional devices, which include sensors, memory devices and mechano-plasmonic devices.
Dr. Xiaodong Chen is an Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He received his B.S. degree (Honors) in chemistry from Fuzhou University (China) in 1999, M.S. degree (Honors) in physical chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002, and Ph.D. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in biochemistry from University of Muenster (Germany) in 2006. After his postdoctoral fellow working at Northwestern University (USA), he started his independent research career as Nanyang Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University since 2009. Since Sept 2013, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. His research interests include integrated nano-bio interface and programmable materials for energy conversion. So far, He has published over 180 scientific articles, including in Nature Nanotech, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, JACS, Angew Chem, and Adv Mater, and has given more than 100 invited talks/seminars. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Scientific Editor of Nanoscale Horizons. In addition, he is the member of editorial advisory board of Advanced Materials, Scientific Reports, and Journal of Laboratory Automation. He was selected as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016. He was awarded more than ten prestigious awards and fellowships including the precious Small Young Innovator Award, Singapore NRF Fellowship, Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award, Teacher of the Year Award, the Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship, and the best PhD Dissertation award at the University of Muenster.