MRS Meetings and Events


SB05.04.06 2023 MRS Fall Meeting

Life-Nanomachine Synergism: From Subcellular-Sized Bioelectronic Interfaces to Brain-Like Ultra Energy-Efficient Nanoelectronics

When and Where

Nov 28, 2023
9:30am - 10:00am

Hynes, Level 1, Room 102



Deblina Sarkar1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology1


Deblina Sarkar1

Massachusetts Institute of Technology1
Typical biomedical implants are large (mm-cm in scale) and are highly invasive. To overcome these challenges, we are developing sub-cellular sized bioelectronic devices which are much smaller than the size of even a single cell. These devices can either reside inside a cell or in between cells and provide biological interfacing with high spatio temporal precision. These can have applications in sensing biological signals as well as modulating them for therapeutics. Going beyond bio-interfacing, I will also discuss how we can learn from biology and build devices that act like the brain for achieving highly enrgy efficient and environmentally sustainable Artificial Intelligence.


biomimetic | van der Waals

Symposium Organizers

Herdeline Ann Ardoña, University of California, Irvine
Guglielmo Lanzani, Italian Inst of Technology
Eleni Stavrinidou, Linköping University
Flavia Vitale, University of Pennsylvania

Symposium Support

iScience | Cell Press

Publishing Alliance

MRS publishes with Springer Nature