Flexible and mechanically-stretchable electronics are crucial to a wide range of emerging technologies, such as wearable medical devices, electronic skin, and soft robots. These applications demand the sensors and electrical interconnects to withstand large mechanical deformation without failure while retaining their electrical sensing or conduction properties. These properties significantly extend beyond traditional metals and silicon-based semiconductors.
Our researchers design and develop stretchable conductive nanocomposites of exceptional stretchability and electrical properties, which have the potential to transform a wide range of applications. These applications include wearable sensors for biophysical and biochemical markers, stretchable conductors and electrodes, and deformable energy harvesting and storage devices.