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Nanotechnology & materials

Madhu Bhaskaran

Transparent Wearable Devices

Year Honored

Asia Pacific

"All electronic devices rely on oxide materials – these are in the form of ultra-thin coatings, often prepared at high temperatures. Integration of multifunctional oxide thin layers in stretchable devices would create enhanced functionality and performance. This integration has been limited by the brittle nature of oxides and high temperature processing requirements. My research lies in effectively combining the two diverse materials together. Devices that can be conformally applied to surfaces or worn on a person to act as low-cost sensors for toxic gases or ultra-violet radiation are made possible by this research. The ability to combine any functional oxide with biocompatible substrate material creates the potential for biomedical devices to monitor or stimulate nerve cells and organs. This is in addition to the immediate potential for consumer electronics applications in wearable electronics."