It is predicted that the printed and wearable functional electronics and devices will dominate the future. However, their development has been restricted by some critical issues including: short of materials for functional ink formulating, lack of printable process for efficiency electronics and devices assembly and integration, trade-off between high performance and multifunctional. Our research group focuses on resolving the above interdisciplinary problems utilizing basic science and principle from Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Rheology and Electrical Engineering to enable innovative applications on next-generation printed and wearable functional electronics and devices through green, scalable and novel technology. Our approaches include:
Design and develop polymer and nanocomposite based novel functional materials, study their structure-property relationships, and understand their fundamental features for functional ink formulation.
Elucidate the basic relationships among ink property-printer parameter-substrate surface chemistry to enable the development of efficiency printable process for high-resolution, scalable, inexpensive, and high-yield electronics and devices integration.
Develop novel printed and wearable device applications with high performance and multifunction, including thin-film transistor arrays, OPV, OLED, sensors, energy-storage devices, etc.
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