Functional Materials and Microsystems conducts research in the increasingly prevalent area of flexible devices and wearable electronics.
Our group harnesses its expertise in materials science and microfabrication to realise flexible electronic devices, especially those incorporating functional oxide layers.
The devices we make are predominantly on silicone (PDMS) and polyimide substrates. We have developed a novel process for transfer of high-temperature-processed crystalline oxides to flexible, elastomeric substrates. This is a platform for high performance, multifunctional flexible electronic devices.
“Strain response of stretchable micro-electrodes: Controlling sensitivity with serpentine designs and encapsulation,” Applied Physics Letters 104 021908 (2014).
“Transparent functional oxide stretchable electronics: Micro-tectonics enabled high strain electrodes,” NPG Asia Materials 5 e62 (2013).
“Mechanically tunable terahertz metamaterials,” Applied Physics Letters 102 121101 (2013).