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Rogers Research Group
Rogers Research Group, headed by Prof. J. Rogers, the inaugural Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Chemistry and Neurological Surgery, where he is also the founding Director of the newly endowed Center on Bio-Integrated Electronics. The group seeks to understand and exploit interesting characteristics of 'soft' materials, such as polymers, liquid crystals, and biological tissues as well as hybrid combinations of them with unusual classes of micro/nanomaterials, in the form of ribbons, wires, membranes, tubes or related. The aim is to control and induce novel electronic and photonic responses in these materials; they also develop new 'soft lithographic' and biomimetic approaches for patterning them and guiding their growth. This work combines fundamental studies with forward-looking engineering efforts in a way that promotes positive feedback between the two, with an emphasis on the development of foundational capabilities in electronic and optoelectronic systems that can integrate onto and into essential organ systems of the human body. Main focus areas include systems for studying mechanical, electrophysiological and chemical behaviours associated with the heart and brain.