报告题目：Unconventional Engineering Approaches for the Fabrication of Flexible Nanoelectronics, Microfluidics Devices, and Robotics
报告人：Dr. Ramses V. Martinez
报告内容：Innovation is the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing needs of the market or society. This talk will describe how the use of the principles of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science in unconventional ways made it possible to fabricate flexible electronic and robotic systems and overcome technological limitations and to bring solutions to society in the following areas: Nanofabrication, Microfluidics and Robotics.
Ramses V. Martinez is an assistant professor at the School of Industrial Engineering and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University since January 2015. His research group, the FlexiLab, is primarily involved in several projects in the areas of nanomanufacturing, biosensing, and soft robotics. Dr. Martinez grew up in Madrid, Spain, and received a degree in Applied Physics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in June 2004. He then entered an international PhD program at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in collaboration with the Department of Material Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ramses is author of more than 30 scientific publications and 10 patents. He has been awarded with the Fulbright Fellowship and the Marie Curie IOF grant for his postdoctoral work in the lab of Prof. George Whitesides at Harvard University while he also served as a Teaching Fellow at the Harvard University Science Center. Dr. Martinez has also been an active mentor of undergrad and graduate students and is now teaching courses on Robotics, Material Science, and Engineering Design at Purdue University. His current research efforts focus in the development of new nanomanufacturing methods and soft and flexible robots.