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UH Rockwell Lecture: Soft Electronics for the Human Body

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  • University of Houston Engineering Building 2

    4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX (map)

    29.718853 -95.341019

  • FREE EVENT:  The Rockwell Lecture Series at the University of Houston presents John Rogers, NAE, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Northwestern University, who will discuss the growing potentials of using "soft electronics" in health applications in the human body.

    From the event description:  "Biology is soft, curvilinear and transient; modern semiconductor technologies are rigid, planar and everlasting.  Electronic and optoelectronic systems that eliminate this profound mismatch in properties create opportunities for devices that can intimately integrate with the body, for diagnostic, therapeutic or surgical function with important, unique capabilities in biomedical research and clinical healthcare. 

    "Over the last decade, a convergence of new concepts in mechanical engineering, materials science, electrical engineering and advanced manufacturing has led to the emergence of diverse, novel classes of 'biocompatible' electronic platforms.  This talk describes the key ideas, with examples ranging from wireless, skin-like electronic 'tattoos' for continuous monitoring of physiological health, to flexible, millimeter-scale wireless devices for authentication and environmental sensing, to bioresorbable intracranial sensors for treating traumatic brain injury."

    The lecture will be held in Room W-122 of the Cullen College of Engineering Building 2.

    PARKING is available in the paid parking garage across the street from the UH Student Center.


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  • Ken F.
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    I'm a freelance journalist and writer with a lifelong interest in science.

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