UCLA Showcases Nanolab and Electronic Systems at FLEX 2021 Virtual Conference

flexible biocompatible platform for electronic devices

“FlexTrate” — a flexible biocompatible platform for electronic devices and systems.

Feb 26, 2021

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom

At a major conference this week for industry and academia to share the latest technical breakthroughs on electronics applications, a team of UCLA researchers and scientists demonstrate the university’s latest innovation.

UCLA’s shared research infrastructure, such as the state-of-the-art Nanofabrication Laboratory (Nanolab) co-operated by the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, create the ideal collaborative atmosphere to conduct advanced research.

The partnership has led to breakthroughs such as “FlexTrate” — a flexible biocompatible platform for electronic devices and systems that was developed at the UCLA Center for Heterogeneous Integration for Performance Scaling (UCLA CHIPS).

In this video, premiered at the FLEX 2021 Virtual Conference today, UCLA researchers from CNSI and the Samueli School of Engineering presented the latest facility upgrade and research capabilities. CNSI Associate Director of Technology Centers Adam Stieg introduced UCLA’s open-access research facilities. Subramanian Iyer, founding director of CHIPS, and his Ph.D. students including Arsalan Alam gave an overview of the FlexTrate system and production process, and highlighted a few cutting-edge applications such as wearable medical monitoring devices, flexible electronic displays, chip-to-chip communication and flexible batteries.

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