Medical Engineering Distinguished Seminar: Xiaodong Chen

Thursday November 19, 2020 4:00 PM

Artificial Skin Perception

Speaker: Professor Xiaodong Chen, Director of Innovative Centre for Flexible Devices (iFLEX) and the Director of Max Planck at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU)
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Skin is the largest organ with the functionalities of protection, regulation and sensation. The emulation of human skin via flexible and stretchable electronics gives rise to electronic skin (e-skin), which has realized artificial sensation and other functions that cannot be achieved by conventional electronics, such as stretchability and self-healing. However, integrating the perception functionality into a flexible and stretchable sensing system, namely artificial skin perception, to endow current e-skin systems with higher intelligence, is still in its infancy. In this talk, I will present some latest progress in artificial skin sensation and perception with the viewpoint from materials development, sensor fabrication, information processing, and system integration. Artificial skin perception would be a new enabling technology to construct next-generation intelligent electronic devices and systems, paving the way for advanced soft robotic applications, rehabilitation, prosthetics, and so on.

Biography. Dr. Xiaodong Chen is the President's Chair Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Chemistry and Medicine (by courtesy) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). He is the Director of Innovative Centre for Flexible Devices (iFLEX) at NTU and the Director of Max Planck – NTU Joint Lab for Artificial Senses.

He received his B.S. degree (Honors) in chemistry from Fuzhou University (China) in 1999, M.S. degree (Honors) in physical chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002, and Ph.D. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in biochemistry from University of Muenster (Germany) in 2006. After his postdoctoral fellow working at Northwestern University (USA), he started his independent research career as Nanyang Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University since 2009. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in Sept 2013, then Full Professor in Sept 2016. He was appointed as the President's Chair Professor in Materials Science and Engineering in April 2019. His research interests include mechano-materials and devices, integrated nano-bio interface, and cyber-human interfaces.

He is the Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore and the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. In addition, he was recognized by multiple prestigious awards and honors including Singapore NRF Investigatorship, Small Young Innovator Award, Singapore NRF Fellowship, Nanyang Research Award, Lubrizol Young Materials Science Investigator Award, Mitsui Chemicals-SNIC Industry Award in Materials and Nano-chemistry, and Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. https://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/chenxd/

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