Symposium SB11-Wearable and Implantable Neuro- and Bio-Electronics with 2D Materials

Bioelectronics with two-dimensional materials is a distinctly new and rapidly expanding field of applied science. Graphene’s progression from applications in nanoelectronics and fundamental science has now reached the fields of biomedical engineering and applied electronics. Other 2D materials have emerged and now also find unique applications in the vast area of wearable, implantable, neuronal, and neuromorphic bioelectronics. In this symposium, we will cover the topics on the merge of these impactful scientific fields with the core thesis on the use of 2D materials for the production of new bioelectronics. Symposium content will include, but not limited to, the application of 2D materials for neuroelectronic interfaces, novel biosensors and bioelectronics architectures, wearable and implantable functional devices, neuromorphic systems, and hybrid multimodal integrated devices. The symposium will also include contributions addressing the fundamental principles of 2D materials and their interaction with biological matter. Present trends in the biocompatibility and cytotoxicity of 2D materials will be explored, through formal presentations and discursive forums. The symposium will provide a portal to attendees on the present state-of-the-art in research on 2D-material-based devices, including the production, operation, and integration of 2D material based transistors, electrodes, biosensors, neuromorphic, artificially synaptic devices, in vivo probes, etc. The symposium will consider and endorse contributions of works that utilize novel materials beyond graphene, including the emerging TMDs and related 2D materials (MXenes, germanene, silicene, MoS2, MoSe2, hBN, WS2, WSe2, PtSe2, PtTe2, PtSe2, etc.) and their heterostructures. This timely symposium will disseminate this findings in the vogue research field to a broad audience. It will enable and stimulate the wider academic community to explore the development of 2D-material based bioelectronics towards supporting future on-body, real-time healthcare monitoring in times of urgently required growth in remote, user-specific healthcare monitoring of the elderly and vulnerable groups.

Topics will include:

  • Wearable electronics based on 2D materials
  • 2D nanoscale implantable and neurosurgical tools
  • 2D materials for detection and diagnostics of virus infections
  • 2D materials for cellular electrophysiology
  • 2D biosensors
  • Optobioelectronics enabled by 2D materials
  • Biophysics of graphene and related 2D materials interfacing with cells
  • Graphene and related 2D materials for brain-computer-interface technologies
  • Biocompatibility and toxicity of 2D materials
  • 2D materials for drug delivery cancer research
  • Large-scale 2D integrated systems for healthcare applications
  • Tissue-like 2D Bioelectronics

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Jong-Hyun Ahn (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Deji Akinwande (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Kiana Aran (Keck Graduate Institute, USA)
  • Tzahi Cohen-Karni (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Monica Craciun (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)
  • Ertugrul Cubukcu (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Lucia Gemma Delogu (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)
  • Wei Gao (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Jose Garrido (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Sahika Inal (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Pawan Jolly (Harvard University, USA)
  • Shideh Kabiri (Queen's University, Canada)
  • Tomas Palacios (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Maurizio Prato (CIC biomaGUNE, Spain)
  • Martin Pumera (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Paolo Samori (Université de Strasbourg, France)
  • Takao Someya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • He Tian (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Flavia Vitale (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Yingying Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Amaia Zurutuza (Graphenea Inc., Spain)

Symposium Organizers

Dmitry Kireev
The University of Texas at Austin
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , d.kireev@utexas.edu

Nicolette Driscoll
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , ndris@mit.edu

Duygu Kuzum
University of California, San Diego
Electrical and Computer Engineering
USA

Arben Merkoci
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Spain
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , arben.merkoci@icn2.cat

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