University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Integrated Bioflexible Electronic Devices in Laminates

Integrated Bioflexible Electronic Devices in Laminates

Integrated Bioflexible Electronic Devices in Laminates

November 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
Winston Chung Hall, 205/206


Integrated bioflexible electronic devices (IBEDs) are electronic devices that are soft, conformable and designed to be worn on the body for applications such as activity and health monitoring. Advanced applications for IBEDs include continuous diagnosis, wound care, and drug delivery. A typical integrated system for human health applications consists of multiple functions (e.g., sensing, computation, telemetry), multiple technologies (e.g., integrated circuits, microfluidics, transducers), multiple materials (e.g., semiconductors, metallics, polymers, biomaterials), and multiple manufacturing processes (e.g., thin films, molding, lamination). The diversity in the makeup of these devices represents a significant challenge to producing real world body-wearable products that are low cost and high performance. Our research is directed to solving these issues under a single useful paradigm, with an understanding of the current technology limitations, and a keen eye towards producing practical, scalable technologies that can be transferred to industry. In particular, we are concerned with the practical integration of microfluidics with micromechanics, micro-optics and microelectronics into a single flexible device. We have found that precision lamination techniques, borrowed from the microelectronics manufacturing community, provides a promising platform for producing highly integrated bioflexible electronic devices.



Professor Bachman holds faculty appointments in the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and in Biomedical Engineering, and maintains an active research program in microengineering, physical computing and sensor technologies for human systems and the Internet of Things. An important focus of his research is in developing technology aimed towards wearable and point of care health devices. He is co-founder of both of UC Irvine’s clean room facilities, the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF) and The Bio-Organic Nanofabrication Facility (BiON), and has pioneered numerous methods for the integration of dissimilar materials and technologies at the microscale.  In addition to his research lab, Professor Bachman directs the eHealth Collaboratory at Calit2-Irvine, a multidisciplinary center devoted to exploring the use of technology for empowering human health and well-being. He is also founder and Director of the Resonance Lab at Calit2, a program dedicated to training students to become innovators through the use of real-world, hands-on projects that can lead to commercializable products.



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