Bioresorbable Transient Electronics, Optics and Photonics
29 Mar, 2019 (Fri)
3:00 pm
Room 603, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Prof. Tiger H. Tao
Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS


Prof. Tiger H. Tao

A paradigm shift for implantable medical devices lies at the confluence between regenerative medicine, where materials remodel and integrate in the biological milieu, and technology, through the use of recently developed material platforms based on biomaterials and bioresorbable technologies such as optics and electronics. The union of materials and technology in this context enables a class of biomedical devices that can be optically or electronically functional and yet harmlessly degrade once their use is complete. The talk will discuss the use of silk protein as a sustainable material in transient optics and photonics, electronics and optoelectronic applications. The favorable properties of the material certainly make a favorable case for the use of silk, yet serve as a broad inspiration to further develop biological foundries for both the synthesis and processing of Nature’s materials for high technological applications


Biography of the speaker:

Tiger H. Tao received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with the Best Dissertation Award from Boston University, in 2010. His research interests have mainly focused on terahertz metamaterials using MEMS technology. After graduation, Dr. Tao joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University as a Postdoctoral Associate and then as a Research Assistant Professor. He is currently a Professor at Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, CAS and his research interests focus on green nanotechnology, micro/nano- technology enhanced novel electronic and photonic devices for biomedical applications. Dr. Tao has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals including Science (cover), Nature, Nature Photonics (cover), Nature Nanotechnology (cover), Nature Communications, PNAS, Advanced Materials (cover), Small (cover) and Physical Review Letters.


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