"Free Form Flexible-Stretchable-Reconfigurable Electronics: Tomorrow’s Applications Today"

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Associate Professor, ECE, KAUST

October 16th (Friday), 10:00am
Harold Frank Hall (HFH), Rm 4164

Our research is focused on hybrid integration of heterogeneous materials, processes and devices to build free form (flexible, stretchable, reconfigurable in shape and size) interactive and high-performance electronics and systems for smart living through internet of everything and a sustainable future focusing on healthcare, water, food and environment. For scientific exploration, we develop integration strategy to make collective use of the materials, processes and device architecture leveraging multidisciplinary tracks of electrical engineering, material science, bioengineering, computer science and engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering (focusing plants and marine science) and health science. As engineering tool, we use CMOS technology extensively due to its industrial relevance, maturity and reliability for rapid tech transfer. In my talk, I will discuss the advances we have made to make tomorrow’s applications available today. Specifically I will be using some examples which are commercially relevant and/or under commercialization: (i) healthcare devices focusing on pain management and brain machine interface; (ii) 3D printed smart objects with embedded electronics; (iii) plug and play smart wearable platforms with integrated sensors and actuators and (iv) physically reconfigurable shape systems.

About Muhammad Mustafa Hussain:

photo of Muhammad Mustafa Hussain Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Hussain (PhD, ECE, UT Austin, Dec 2005) before joining KAUST was Program Manager of Emerging Technology Program in SEMATECH, Austin. His program was funded by DARPA NEMS, CERA and STEEP programs. A regular panelist of US NSF grants reviewing committees, Dr. Hussain is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Nanoscience (Springer) and an IEEE Senior Member. He has served as first or corresponding author in 75% of his 219 research papers (including 16 cover articles and 89 journal papers in Nano Lett., ACS Nano, Adv. Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Small, Nat. Asia Mater. Appl. Phys. Lett., IEEE Trans. Elect. Dev. etc.). He has 35 issued and pending US patents. His students are serving as faculty and researcher in KFUPM, UC Berkeley, TSMC, KACST and DOW Chemicals. Scientific American has listed his research as one of the Top 10 World Changing Ideas of 2014. He has received 19 research awards including this year’s Outstanding Young Texas Exes Award 2015 (UT Austin Alumni Award), US National Academies’ Arab-American Frontiers of Engineering, Science and Medicine 2015, DOW Chemical Sustainability Challenge Award 2012, etc.

Hosted by: Professor Kaustav Banerjee, Nanoelectronics Research Lab