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Feb 11 2022

Emerging materials for additive electronics manufacturing and tissue engineering


February 11, 2022

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM


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Emerging materials for additive electronics manufacturing and tissue engineering

Presenter: David Estrada, Boise State University

Abstract: Recent advances in the synthesis of 2-dimensional (2D) materials-based inks has increased the design space for additive electronics manufacturing of flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) and sensors. Such systems stand to benefit from high performance flexible silicon integrated circuits for signal processing and amplification, while also leveraging the high surface area and unique physical properties of 2D materials as sensors. The Advanced Nanomaterials and Manufacturing Laboratory at Boise State University has undertaken several projects to help overcome obstacles facing the integration of 2D materials with FHE systems and sensors. In the first part of this talk, you will learn the results of several ongoing studies on the integration of 2D materials with flexible silicon integrated circuits, including limiting factors of power dissipation in printed graphene electrodes, the electrochemical response of fully printed graphene electrochemical sensors, and the reliability of flexible silicon die attach strategies for FHE system integration. The second part of this talk will briefly introduce the lab's work in the use of graphene for musculoskeletal tissue engineering. The group has recently demonstrated the growth of muscle and cartilage on graphene foam. More recently we have shown how graphene’s unique structure-property-processing-correlations significantly influence C2C12 differentiation, myotube formation, and gene expression, suggesting that the cell – graphene interface can be engineered to control biomolecule structure and function in adherent cells.

Speaker bio: David Estrada served in the United States Navy as an Electronics Warfare Technician/ Cryptologic Technician - Technical. He achieved the rank of Petty Officer First Class in 2003 before receiving an honorable discharge and returning to Idaho to pursue his undergraduate education at Boise State University (BSU) where he was a Ronald E. McNair scholar. He then moved to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to work with Professor Eric Pop, where Estrada received his master of science and his PhD in electrical engineering in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He joined the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Boise State University in 2013. Estrada was named associate director for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in May of 2019.  Also, in 2019, he was recognized by the Council for Opportunity in Education as one of six 2019 national TRIO Achievers.  He is the recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the NSF CAREER Award. His research interests are in the areas of emergent semiconductor nanomaterials and bionanotechnology.

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Date posted

Feb 8, 2022

Date updated

Feb 8, 2022