Rapidly evolving biointegrated and bioinspired electronics can find wide applications in biomedical research, clinical healthcare, human-machine interface, robotics, internet of things, and many other fields. The continuous development requires innovations in material synthesis, device designs, and integration strategies to address the profound mismatch between biology and electronics, and to expand the biomimetic functionalities such as bioresorption, self-healing, multifunctional responsiveness, breathability, and recyclability.
Various flexible and stretchable materials are proposed for bioelectronics, ranging from conventional inorganic electronic materials, soft organic electronic materials, hydrogels, liquid metals, polymer composites, biomaterials, to emerging nanomaterials and structures. A broad range of devices is developed, including sensors, actuators, energy harvesters, power supplies, and antennas. Different approaches, including transfer printing, nanoscale deterministic assembly, micro/nanoscale fabrication, mechanically guided 3D assembly, additive manufacturing, are developed to integrate materials and devices for advanced bioelectronic systems. Representative examples include skin-like electronics, implantable electronics, mesh electronics, cellular bioelectronic interface, 3D electronic scaffolds, and many others.
This symposium aims to provide a forum to researchers from academia, industry and national labs to present, discuss, and exchange the latest development in theoretical, computational, and experimental studies in bioelectronics. It will focus on fundamental materials science, novel device designs and functions, new fabrication techniques, and potential biomedical applications. Interdisciplinary topics related to physics, chemistry, biology, materials science, and engineering are expected to shed new lights on research and create new frontiers.