Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > John A. Rogers wins American Ingenuity Award from Smithsonian Magazine

John A. Rogers
Photo by Thompson-McClellan
John A. Rogers

Photo by Thompson-McClellan

Abstract:
John A. Rogers, a Swanlund Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been given a 2013 American Ingenuity Award by Smithsonian Magazine, the publishing arm of the Smithsonian Institution.

John A. Rogers wins American Ingenuity Award from Smithsonian Magazine

Champaign, IL | Posted on November 20th, 2013

The awards "recognize nine shining achievements from the past year or so that are having a revolutionary effect on how we perceive the world and how we live," writes Michael Caruso, the editor-in-chief of Smithsonian.

One award is granted in each of nine categories. Rogers is the 2013 honoree in the physical sciences, thanks to the invention of ultra-thin silicon electronics that dissolve in the body or the environment, ushering in a new era of biodegradable medical implants and environmentally friendly electronic devices.

A professor of materials science and engineering and the director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Rogers is a pioneer of flexible, stretchable electronics. He combines soft, stretchable materials with micro-and nanoscale electronic components to create classes of devices with a wide range of practical applications.

In addition to transient electronics, recent devices to emerge from his lab include cameras with curved retinas to mimic the human eye or lens arrays to mimic a fly's eye, electronic sensors that stick to the skin like a temporary tattoo, soft electronic sheets that wrap the contours of the brain or heart, tiny yet efficient flexible solar cells, and whisper-thin LED strips that can be implanted directly into the brain to illuminate neural pathways.

The son of a physicist and a poet, Rogers earned his doctorate in physical chemistry from MIT in 1995. Since joining the Illinois faculty in January 2003, he has distinguished himself as a mentor, encouraging his large group of students to collaborate, innovate and persevere. He is affiliated with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the departments of materials science and engineering, chemistry, mechanical science and engineering, bioengineering, and electrical and computer engineering.

Among his many honors, he has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, awarded a MacArthur fellowship and a Lemelson-MIT prize, and named a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Liz Ahlberg
Physical Sciences Editor
217-244-1079


John Rogers
217-244-4979

Copyright © University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

Read the Smithsonian Magazine’s profile online:

Related News Press

News and information

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and McGill University Announce the McGill AFM Summer School and Workshop, May 12-13, 2016 May 4th, 2016

The intermediates in a chemical reaction photographed 'red-handed' Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country have for the first time succeeded in imaging all the steps in a complex organic reaction and have resolved the mechanisms that explain it May 4th, 2016

New tool allows scientists to visualize 'nanoscale' processes May 4th, 2016

FEI Launches Apreo – Industry-Leading Versatile, High-Performance SEM: The Apreo SEM provides high-resolution surface information with excellent contrast, and the flexibility to accommodate a large range of samples, applications and conditions May 4th, 2016

Flexible Electronics

University of Illinois researchers create 1-step graphene patterning method April 27th, 2016

Highlights from the Graphene Flagship April 22nd, 2016

Researchers develop new semiconducting polymer for forthcoming flexible electronics April 21st, 2016

With simple process, UW-Madison engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor April 21st, 2016

Announcements

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and McGill University Announce the McGill AFM Summer School and Workshop, May 12-13, 2016 May 4th, 2016

The intermediates in a chemical reaction photographed 'red-handed' Researchers at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country have for the first time succeeded in imaging all the steps in a complex organic reaction and have resolved the mechanisms that explain it May 4th, 2016

New tool allows scientists to visualize 'nanoscale' processes May 4th, 2016

FEI Launches Apreo – Industry-Leading Versatile, High-Performance SEM: The Apreo SEM provides high-resolution surface information with excellent contrast, and the flexibility to accommodate a large range of samples, applications and conditions May 4th, 2016

Grants/Awards/Scholarships/Gifts/Contests/Honors/Records

A compact, efficient single photon source that operates at ambient temperatures on a chip: Highly directional single photon source concept is expected to lead to a significant progress in producing compact, cheap, and efficient sources of quantum information bits for future appls May 3rd, 2016

An Experiment Seeks to Make Quantum Physics Visible to the Naked Eye May 3rd, 2016

Brookhaven's Oleg Gang Named a Battelle 'Inventor of the Year': Recognized for work using DNA to guide and regulate the self-assembly of nanoparticles into clusters and arrays with controllable properties April 25th, 2016

Zip software can detect the quantum-classical boundary: Compression of experimental data reveals the presence of quantum correlations April 21st, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic