BIO-INTEGRATED AND BIO-INSPIRED STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS
Northwestern University, USA
Recent advances in mechanics and materials provide routes to integrated circuits that can offer the electrical properties of conventional, rigid wafer-based technologies but with the ability to be stretched, compressed, twisted, bent and deformed into arbitrary shapes. Inorganic electronic materials in micro/nanostructured forms, intimately integrated with elastomeric substrates offer particularly attractive characteristics in such systems, with realistic pathways to sophisticated embodiments. Mechanics plays a key role in this development by identifying the underlying mechanism and providing analytical solutions to guide design and fabrication. I will present our research on stretchable silicon  and its applications to stretchable and foldable circuits , electronic-eye camera [3,4], semi-transparent and flexible LED , epidermal electronics , dissolvable electronics [7,8], injectable, cellular-scale optoelectronics , and soft, microfluidic assemblies of sensors, circuits and radios . Review of stretchable electronics has been published .