Category: Technology

Symposium T

Stretchable Materials and Devices for Wearables and Robotics

Soft and stretchable polymeric devices are emerging as a means to address important challenges for compliant, intelligent sensors systems. These materials enable exciting new classes of electronic devices, sensors, human-machine interfaces and robots that have tremendous impact on a wide variety of applications due to its ability to actively conform to curvilinear surfaces and new capabilities such as self-healing and bioresorbable. Understanding of material properties at multiple length scales and chemistries could enable broader discussion and drive new material processes and applications.

This symposium aims to bring together experts from across disciplines, from physics, chemistry, nanomaterials and device engineering to discuss their latest research, and provide a platform for potential collaborations in the following exciting topics.

  • Electronic and artificial skins
  • Healthcare and biomedical applications
  • Wearable (on-body or in-body) sensors, devices and power sources
  • Highly-stretchable materials and devices: fabrication, application, and mechanics
  • Conformable hybrid sensors and devices
  • Flexible organics and inorganic hybrid electronics
  • Mechanics and design of wearable and stretchable electronics
  • Self-healable devices and systems
  • Soft robotics and actuators
  • Nature inspired devices and systems
  • Multi-scale material fundamentals, modeling and designs
  • Stretchable opto-electronic devices
  • Nanomaterials and nanomechanics for stretchable electronics
  • Teppei ARAKI, University of Osaka, Japan
  • Sliman BENSMAIA University of Chicago USA
  • Madhu BHASKARAN , RMIT, Australia
  • Xiaodong CHEN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Wenlong CHENG, Monash University, Australia
  • In Suk CHOI, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Alex CHORTOS, Harvard University, USA
  • Ravinder DAHIYA, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Wei GAO, Caltech, USA
  • Youfan HU, Peking University, China
  • Sahika INAL, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
  • Martin KARLTENBRUNNER, Johannes Kepler University , Austria
  • Dae-Hyeong KIM, National Seoul University, South Korea
  • Tae-il KIM, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
  • Seung Hwan KO, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Yong Lin KONG, University of Utah, USA
  • Tae-Woo LEE, Seoul National University, South Korea
  • Hanying LI, Zhejiang University, China
  • Nan LIU, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Nanshu LU, University of Texas Austin, USA
  • Zunfeng LIU, Nankai University, China
  • Guo Zhan LUM, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Giorgio METTA, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  • Hiroki OTA, Yokohama National University, Japan
  • Ajay VIRKAR, C3Nano, USA
  • Ting ZHANG, Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, CAS, China


Benjamin C. K. TEE
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Zhuangjian LIU
Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, Singapore


Pooi See LEE
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Osaka University, Japan

Chwee Teck LIM
National University of Singapore, Singapore


Benjamin TEE
National University of Singapore, Singapore