The human body is soft and curved, and the next generation of bodyworn devices will require form factors that match. In this talk, I will review recent developments in stretchable electronics, specifically involving the integration of thin film electronic materials with rubberlike substrates. I will show how the detailed study of thin film mechanics can enhance our understanding of elastic device behavior, and how these concepts can be used to construct stretchable and skinlike physiological monitors, antennas, batteries, and lightemitting devices.
The REU Seminar Series is an educational and developmental opportunity for REU participants. Attendance at the seminars is r equired for all REU interns. Speakers will discuss their research or work, provide educational and career advice, and share their knowledge with you. There will be a questions and answers period at the end of each talk. A light breakfast will be provided before each seminar. If you believe you may need accommodations during the seminar series, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may find a way to accommodate your needs.