Bhussry Seminar Series – “Soft Optoelectronic Microsystems for Biointerfacing”
Presentation: “Soft Optoelectronic Microsystems for Biointerfacing”
Luyao Lu, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
George Washington University
Recent advances in new materials, electronics, and assembly techniques have allowed the design and application of soft optoelectronic systems to integrate with living organisms for a wide range of biological and biomedical applications. In this talk, I will discuss several of our recent examples of soft bioelectronic devices enabled by new concepts in materials science, fabrication, and microsystem integration. Those functional devices contain one or multiple components of transparent microelectrodes, microscale light sources, and photodetectors in ultra-flexible or stretchable formats and allow for stable, high-fidelity, electrical and optical mapping and modulation of cell activity (ranging from neurons to cardiomyocytes) across various spatiotemporal resolutions. We envision those soft optoelectronic microsystems will open new windows to understand important biological processes, such as studying brain/heart function, transforming biology and medicine.
Sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology