Live, free, democratized electronics: Bridging catalyst of multi-disciplinary research

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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Summary form only given. Computation and infotainment are the two major areas where Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) electronics have made major contributions. Moving forward we expect to see their dominance in automotive applications. At the same time, we are seeing increased interest in the area of Internet of Things (IoT) to connect trillions of sensors. We are preparing for Internet of Everything (IoE) applications where people, process, data and devices are going to be connected through new generation of electronics which are not possible today. Therefore, 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 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; (ii) 3D printed smart objects with embedded electronics; (iii) plug and play smart electronic platforms with integrated sensors and actuators and (iv) physically reconfigurable shape systems.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781509023837
StatePublished - Aug 2016

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