Transient Electronics for Sustainable Packaging Platform
A remarkable feature of modern integrated circuit technology is its ability to operate in a stable fashion, with almost perfect reliability, without physical or chemical change. Recently developed classes of electronic materials create an opportunity to engineer the opposite outcome, in the form of “transient” devices that dissolve, disintegrate, or otherwise disappear at triggered times or with controlled rates. In my talk, I will describe the foundational concepts in chemistry, materials science, and assembly processes for water-soluble transient electronics. Then, I will present the system level embodiments of this idea that have the potential to address unmet clinical needs. I will terminate with a discussion of application opportunities of transient electronics, especially utilization for sustainable packaging platform.
Bio: Dr. Yeonsik Choi obtained his BS (2009) and MS (2011) degrees from Yonsei University, Korea in Materials Science and Engineering. He spent 2011-2015 as a senior researcher in the Advanced Materials Development Team at LG Chem. Ltd. R&D Center, Korea, working on polymer nanocomposite for electronic devices. In 2019, he received a PhD under the guidance of Prof. Sohini Kar-Narayan, in Materials Science from University of Cambridge, UK, with support from the Cambridge Trust Scholarship. Currently, he works under Prof. John A. Rogers as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics at Northwestern University, USA.