Advanced Materials for Flexible & Stretchable Electronics: Consumer Devices, Bio-Medical, Automotive, and Cleantech by Dr. Ajay A. Virkar, C3Nano



Advanced Materials for Flexible & Stretchable Electronics: Consumer Devices, Bio-Medical, Automotive, and Cleantech

Dr. Ajay A. Virkar

CTO and cofounder of C3Nano

Tuesday, March 29, Webinar at 6:00 PM Pacific time


C3Nano has developed advanced materials to empower a wide variety of technologies ranging from smartphones and solar cells to biomedical devices and transparent heaters and conductors for automotive applications. C3Nano’s technologies employ, and are deposited on, an assortment of commodity and specialty polymers. In this presentation we will discuss the mechanism and underlying principles of how transparent conductors are coated onto a variety of flexible, stretchable, and 3D-formable polymeric substrates. We will discuss how electrical functionalization of polymeric substrates with vastly different moduli, optical properties, and thicknesses can enable the next generation of electronics. Finally, C3Nano’s super-oleophobic, scratch-resistant flexible hard-coating product line, which can replace or augment glass for dynamic and responsive devices, will be discussed and compared to alternative and incumbent solutions.

Speaker Background:

Ajay is the CTO and Co-Founder of C3Nano where he also serves on the Board of Directors. He oversees C3Nano’s research, new technology development, and intellectual property, and manages several commercial and technical partnerships. Ajay has more than 100 patents (issued or pending) and has co-authored 11 technical publications in peer-reviewed journals. He completed his BS in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois (UIUC) and his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University where he received the Melvin P. Klein Award (from SLAC) and the Springer Prize, which recognized and published his doctoral thesis as amongst the top dissertations globally. In 2010, Ajay helped C3Nano win the MIT Clean Energy Grand Prize and the NASA Game Changer Technology Award. He was an inaugural recipient of the University of Illinois Young Alumni Award (department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering). Ajay is also an associate producer for the documentary film Infinite Potential about the life and times of physicist and philosopher David Bohm.

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