2022 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium SB12-Novel Soft Materials and Systems for Artificial Skin, Soft Robotics and Haptics

The development of novel soft, conformable and/or stretchable materials and devices, has enabled the development of innovative bio-integrated electronic systems that can be employed in real application scenarios, such as epidermal electronics for vital sign monitoring, ultra-conformable arrays of tactile transducers for electronic skins and haptics, passive and active materials for artificial biomimetic muscles, soft neural implants and smart or minimally invasive surgical tools. Indeed, novel materials, device architectures and fabrication technologies are key to address the unique requirements of stretchable devices trying to mimic not only the functionality but also the mechanical properties of the human skin, muscles and beyond.

This symposium is open to all approaches using extremely conformable electronic devices and will bring together researchers from highly diverse, interdisciplinary backgrounds such as material scientists, polymer chemists, device physicists as well as developers from industry. The symposium will be focused on the design, modelling and development of innovative materials and devices for soft, compliant and stretchable electronics, as well as on their applications in various scenarios, from soft robotics, prosthetic, wearable systems etc.

Topics will include:

  • Conformable and Tattoo Electronics
  • Stretchable Electronics
  • Implantable Electronics
  • Self-healing Materials and Devices
  • Electro-active materials
  • Tactile sensors
  • Artificial Skin
  • Soft Sensors and Actuators
  • Artificial Muscles
  • Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Haptics
  • Neuro-Prosthetic Devices

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Zhenan Bao (Stanford University, USA)
  • J.Edward Colgate (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Heather Culbertson (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Ravinder Dahiya (University of Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Charles Dhong (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Francesco Greco (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy)
  • Unyong Jeong (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Martin Kaltenbrunner (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria)
  • Christoph Keplinger (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)
  • Rebecca Kramer (Yale University, USA)
  • Stéphanie P. Lacour (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Andreas Lendlein (Universität Potsdam, Germany)
  • John Madden (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Shlomo Magdassi (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
  • Barbara Mazzolai (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)
  • Tania Morimoto (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Marcia O'Malley (Rice University, USA)
  • Ignazio Roppolo (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  • Robert Shepherd (Cornell University, USA)
  • Takao Someya (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Andrea Spanu (Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italy)
  • Bram Vanderborght (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Li Wen (Beihang University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Piero Cosseddu
Università degli Studi di Cagliari
Electrical and Electroni Engineering

Lucia Beccai
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Ingrid Graz
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Darren Lipomi
University of California, San Diego

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