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IEEE Electron Devices Society Northern Virginia / Washington Chapter


We are pleased to announce our next meeting.


When: Monday, January 23, 2012

Topic: Flexible Sensors - Applications and Challenges

Sponsor: Electron Devices Society Chapter

Cosponsor: Nanotechnology Council Chapter

Speaker: Dr. Jurgen Daniel, Teclination Consulting

Time: Networking & food 6:15 PM; presentation 6:45 PM


Place: George Mason University - Prince William Campus, Verizon Auditorium, 10900 University Blvd, Manassas, VA.


RSVP: Please register at https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/9459. For any questions, contact Sandra Hyland at Sandra.hyland@ieee.org.



In our daily lives, we are increasingly surrounded by sensing devices. For example, mobile phones feature accelerometers, gyroscopes, digital compasses, microphones and sensors for touch, radio frequency and light/image. Today’s cars incorporate about 20-50 MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems) sensors. Novel sensor technologies will expand the application space much further.

Flexible electronics is an emerging field that has been primarily stimulated by the notion of flexible, conformal, or rollup displays. Recently though, there has been growing interest in flexible sensors because of promising applications in medical, structural or environmental monitoring, shipping/packaging, toys or sports, etc. 

The motivation for flexible electronics (including flexible sensors) originates in the potentially lower cost and the flexible form factor of resulting systems. Nevertheless, many challenges are still ahead with regard to materials, device fabrication and systems performance. For example, new processes such as roll-to-roll printing of electronic materials on a variety of flexible substrates are being developed. Also, the integration of flexible sensors with sensor electronics, memory and power sources is being addressed. The most recent research focuses on electronic devices that are not only flexible but stretchable.

In this talk, an overview of the field of flexible sensors will be given with a discussion of technologies, applications and challenges.


Speaker Bio:

Jurgen Daniel is principal at Teclination Consulting and affiliate at the Institute for Systems Research of the University of Maryland. He was previously with the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where his research included MEMS, displays, printing technologies, flexible/printed electronics and photovoltaics. Earlier, he had been with Oxford Instruments and FEI Europe and he was visiting scientist at the Matsushita Research Institute, Tokyo. He holds a degree in physics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is founder of the Silicon Valley Photovoltaics Society (SVPVS) which is in discussion of becoming part of IEEE.




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BAE Systems
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Telephone: (703) 993 -1580


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Micron Technology, Inc.
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Telephone: (703) 396-1247


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BAE Systems

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BAE Systems
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