INNOVATALK #6: Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin: From engineering aspects to clinical use and commercialization

9 Nov 2022
INNOVATALK #6: Soft Electronic and Microfluidic Systems for the Skin: From engineering aspects to clinical use and commercialization

Among the VinFuture Prize’s most important missions are disseminating scientific and technological knowledge to the public, and connecting generations of young scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs with globally established inventors for potential partnerships. To realize these missions, we have organized a series of sci-tech sharing webinars based on meaningful innovations.

In November’s webinar, you will learn more about soft, wireless, and skin-integrated electronic sensors and microfluidic systems that would overcome the limitations of conventional hardware wearables. With these epidermal devices, humans can monitor their physiological health and disease status outside the hospital without disrupting natural motions.

Date & time: November 22, 9:00 am Vietnam time, which corresponds to November 21, 2022, at 6:00 pm in Stanford and 8:00 pm in Chicago

You will meet with:

Chair: Professor Zhenan Bao – VinFuture Inaugural Laureate of Special Prize for Female Innovators, K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and by courtesy, Professor of Chemistry & Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University. Professor Bao founded the Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiate (eWEAR) in 2016 and served as the faculty director. Prior to joining Stanford in 2004, Professor Bao was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies from 1995-2004. She received her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1995.  She has over 700 refereed publications and over 100 US patents with a Google Scholar H-Index 190. Professor Bao is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors She was the inaugural recipient of the VinFuture Prize Female Innovator 2021, the ACS Chemistry of Materials Award 2022, MRS Mid-Career Award in 2021, AICHE Alpha Chi Sigma Award 2021, ACS Central Science Disruptor and Innovator Prize in 2020, Gibbs Medal by the Chicago session of ACS in 2020 and many more. Professor Bao was selected as Nature’s Ten people in 2015 as a “Master of Materials” for her work on artificial electronic skin. Professor Zhenan Bao is a co-founder, and on the Board of Directors for C3 Nano and PyrAmes, both are silicon-valley venture funded start-ups. She serves as an advising Partner for Fusion Venture Capital.


Distinguished Speaker: Professor John A. Rogers – Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Department, Biomedical Engineering and Medicine Department, Director of Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics, Northwestern University. He is the former Director of the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory of the University of Illinois, the former Director of the Condensed Matter Physics Research Department of Bell Laboratories, and a former Fellow in the Harvard University Society of Fellows. Professor John Rogers is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Inventors, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research seeks to understand and explore interesting characteristics of ‘soft’ materials, such as polymers, liquid crystals, and biological tissues, and hybrid combinations of them with unusual classes of inorganic micro/nanomaterials – ribbons, wires, membranes, tubes, or related. The aim is to control and induce novel electronic and photonic responses in these materials and to develop new ‘soft lithographic’ and biomimetic approaches for patterning them and guiding their growth. Professor John Rogers has published more than 800 scientific papers and is an inventor of over 100 patents and patent applications, more than 70 of which are licensed or in active use by large companies and startups he co-founded. His research has been recognized by many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Lemelson-MIT Prize, the Smithsonian Award for American Ingenuity in the Physical Sciences, the MRS Medal, and the Benjamin Franklin Medal from the Franklin Institute. 

Location: via Zoom (the webinar link will be provided after your attendance confirmation at the registration link).

Audience: scientists, inventors, and entrepreneurs in science and technology across the world.

The language used in the webinar is English, and Vietnamese translation will be provided.

Each webinar will be followed by a Q&A session, during which you are very much encouraged to make questions directly to the Keynote Speaker and the Chair, to open potential partnerships between you and these leading innovators.

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