Printable Wearable Electrochemical Sensors: Toward Lab on the Body

Date: February 8, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location: 105 Annenberg
Speaker: Joseph Wang, University California San Diego (UCSD)

Printed flexible electrochemical devices have received a considerable recent attention in the fields of wearable devices and mobile health owing to their high performance and low costs. This presentation will describe stretchable and self-healed printable electrochemical devices, based on novel ink materials, that endure extreme deformations commonly experienced by the human skin. These advances have thus led to the development of printable wearable devices that can fold, bend, stretch, and repair, while maintaining remarkable analytical performance. Technical challenges and opportunities for fabricating such reliable stretchable textile-based and skin-worn electrochemical sensors will be discussed, along with several demonstrations and prospects for future healthcare applications.

Joseph Wang

Distinguished Professor and Chair of Nanoengineering, Department of Nanoengineering, University California San Diego (UCSD)

Joseph Wang Joseph Wang is Distinguished Professor, SAIC Endowed Chair and Chair in Department of Nanoengineering at University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is also the Director of the UCSD Center of Wearable Sensors. He served as the director of Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors of Arizona State University (ASU) before joining UCSD. Prof. Wang has published more than 1000 papers, 11 books and he holds 12 patents (H Index=121, >62,000 citations). He received two American Chemical Society National Awards in 1999 (Instrumentation) and 2006 (Electrochemistry) and 4 Honorary Professors from Spain, Argentina, Czech Republic, Romania, China and Slovenia. Prof. Wang is the Editor-in-Chief of Electroanalysis (Wiley). His scientific interests are concentrated in the areas of bioelectronics, biosensors, bionanotechnology, nanomachines, and electroanalytical chemistry.