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PhD Defense – Zheng Cui
January 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TITLE: Silver Nanowire-based Flexible and Stretchable Devices: Applications and Manufacturing
ADVISOR: Dr. Yong Zhu
DATE: January 3, 2019
TIME & LOCATION: 2 PM in EB3 Rm. 3235
ABSTRACT: The focus of this study is using silver nanowire (AgNW) as functional material to develop flexible and stretchable electronics for wearable applications. The applications of the wearable sensors towards touch-input and health signal monitoring are investigated. A novel AgNW patterning technique with Electrohydrodynamic printing is developed to directly print functional AgNW patterns on varies substrates. In addition, temperature coefficient of AgNW percolation is studied and a highly stretchable wearable temperature sensor is developed inspired by Kirigami structure.
BIOGRAPHY: Zheng Cui received his B.S. degree in Process Equipment and Control Engineering from Hefei University of Technology, Anhui, China, in 2013. He joined the Dr. Yong Zhu’s group (Nanomechanics and Nanoengineering Laboratory) and had since pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical engineering. His research interests include synthesis, nanomechanics and fundamental properties of nanowires, as well as advanced fabrication techniques of nanomaterial-based flexible and wearable electronics.