OKED Distinguished Lecture
Freed from the Wafer: Making and Deploying Electronics that are Thin, Stretchy and Conformal
Presented by Kevin Dowling, Ph.D.
Vice president of research and development, MC10
Monday, April 23, 2012
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Biodesign Institute Auditorium
ASU Tempe campus
Kevin Dowling, Ph.D. is responsible for driving MC10’s high-performance stretchable electronics technology into products and applications. Previously, he was vice president of strategic technologies for Philips Color Kinetics. Before that he was chief robotics engineer for PRI Automation. Dr. Dowling holds more than 65 U.S. patents. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University.
About the Lecture
Rethinking the mechanics of traditional electronics enables a whole new class of thin, conformal devices that will change how we view and use electronics. This is not about Moore’s Law; it is about enabling new applications even with previous generations of fabrication development. It involves the key technical achievement of using silicon to create high‐performance, stretchable and conformal electronics. For example, we can build silicon‐based devices with properties that match body tissue, bringing electronics into intimate contact with tissue both inside and outside the body. The result is better and continuous data, providing direct physiological information that gives a far better picture of the body’s state than previous technology allowed.