2019 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium EP02-Photonic Materials and Devices for Biointerfaces

Recent progresses in the design of materials and mechanics, together with emerging methods for materials synthesis and device assembly, have lead to high performance optoelectronic materials, devices, and systems in soft, flexible, stretchable and/or biocompatible formats, thereby enabling novel opportunities for biointegrated optoelectronic platforms. Such efforts have lead to advanced bioinspired and biointegrated materials and devices that not only provide novel insights on light-matter interactions at bio-interfaces, but also explore versatile opportunities for sensing, diagnostics and therapeutics both in vitro and in vivo.

Innovative concepts for material design and synthesis are actively explored to realize the integration of multifunctional organic/inorganic photonic components with various biological systems. Recent advances have broadened the palette of biointegrated materials, spanning from organic molecules and polymers, to inorganic semiconductors, metals, glasses, as well as hybrid materials at different length scales. A wide range of optoelectronic devices like waveguides, LEDs and photo receivers are being enabled to accomplish wearable, injectable and degradable systems. Advanced device fabrication methods include 3D manufacturing, transfer printing, nanopatterning and self-assembly. These bio-integrated systems open up emerging application venues include but are not limited to epidermal sensors, implantable photonic probes, and fully bioresorable devices.

This symposium provides a forum to discuss emerging technologies to realize advanced electronic and optical materials, devices and systems for biological related applications. It will focus on synthesis and characterization of optical and electronic biomaterials, design and fabrication of optoelectronic devices and systems, as well as their applications in bio-related fields. The presentations and invited abstracts cover interdisciplinary fields including materials science, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and biomedical engineering.

Topics will include:

  • Biocompatible and bioresorbable optical materials
  • Biomimetic and bioinspired photonic materials and devices
  • Flexible and stretchable optical materials and devices
  • Advanced optoelectronic devices for biointegration (e.g., photodetectors, solar cells, LEDs, lasers, etc.)
  • Bio-integrated photonic components (e.g., waveguides, fibers, photonic crystals, metamaterials, quantum dots, etc.)
  • Energy harvesting for biomedical devices
  • 3D architecture and advanced manufacturing for biointegrated systems
  • Emerging applications of bio-integrated optoelectronic materials and systems
  • Materials and Devices for optical neural interfaces

Invited Speakers:

  • Takao Someya (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Dae-Hyeong Kim (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Bozhi Tian (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Xiaodong Chen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Joseph Wang (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Brian Cunningham (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Patrick Degenaar (Newcastle Unviersity, United Kingdom)
  • Xudong Fan (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA)
  • Zhiyong Fan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
  • Malte Gather (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom)
  • Juejun Hu (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Keon Jae Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Zhenqiang Ma (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
  • Oliver Schmidt (IFW Dresden, Germany)
  • Guozhen Shen (Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Kaiming Ye (Binghamton University, USA)
  • Jongseung Yoon (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Cunjiang Yu (University of Houston, USA)
  • Seok-Hyun Yun (Harvard University, USA)
  • Weidong Zhou (The University of Texas at Arlington, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Xing Sheng
Tsinghua University

Anthony Banks

Wenlong Cheng
Monash Univesity

Xiaoting Jia
Virginia Tech

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