Environmentally Sustainable Wearable Electronics via 3D Printing (Prof. Wang - UCMerced)


“Environmentally Sustainable Wearable Electronics via 3D Printing”

Yue (Jessica) Wang
Materials Science and Engineering
University of California, Merced


Recent advances in stretchable conductors and semiconductors have enabled personal electronics and bioelectronics to be wearable, epidermal and implantable. Owing to their skin-like mechanical properties, these devices can form intimate interfaces with users and monitor biomarkers even under dynamic body movement. However, the rapid surge in electronics consumption is also causing electronic waste (e-waste) to become one of the most significant pollution sources globally. To satisfy the high demand in new electronics while also minimizing their negative environmental impact, it is crucial to incorporate circular economy into materials design to render electronics environmentally sustainable from inception to disposal. In this talk, I will discuss our group’s effort on creating conjugated polymers with desired functionality for next generation wearable or epidermal electronics, including high conductivity, stretchability, compliance and self-healing ability, while also infusing properties that enable them to be additively manufactured, recycled under benign conditions at the end of their life cycles, and remanufactured additively.

Speaker Background
Prof. Wang became an Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Merced in Fall 2017. She obtained her PhD in Inorganic Chemistry at UCLA in 2014 working with Prof. Ric Kaner and subsequently carried out postdoctoral research with Prof. Zhenan Bao at Stanford University. Her past work has been recognized by fellowships and awards including the ACS Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award, NSF-Graduate Research Fellowship, and Norma Stoddart Award for Excellence in Graduate Research and Exemplary Citizenship. Currently, the Wang group focuses on developing wearable electronics and functional prostheses via 3D printing, biomimetic conjugated polymers, environmentally sustainable electronic materials, and organic structural metamaterials.


Thursday, August 9, 2018


Michael’s at Shoreline
2960 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA



6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture


Employed/postdoc Student/unemployed/retired
Early Registration  $30 $15
Registration $35 $20
Walk-in (not guaranteed) $40 $25

Lecture-only is free.



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Guohua Chen
phone: 408-663-3376

Deadline for registration:

11:59PM, Monday, August 6 for early registration.
5:00PM, Wednesday, August 8 for regular registration.

Dinner Selection:

Seafood - Broiled salmon with lemon beurre blanc
Chicken - Chicken Piccata
Vegetarian - Spinach and mushroom crepes

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