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.