JOHN ROGERS 3-D Micro- and Nanosystems Group

John Rogers has been a pioneer in creating novel semiconductor and electronics applications, including developing optical and electronic technologies for potential biomedical uses.

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When Science magazine recently did a profile on the Beckman Institute’s John Rogers, they described him as a scientist who could “change the way we light our homes, treat diseases, and power the planet.” Rogers has been a pioneer in creating novel semiconductor and electronics applications, including developing optical and electronic technologies for potential biomedical uses. Recently Rogers was part of collaborations that used a special “silicon-on-silk” electronic technology developed by his lab to create biologically compatible sensors for possible use as a heart monitor in one project and as a brain monitor in another. He also has developed flexible LEDs that could be used as wearable health monitors.

This article is part of the Fall 2010 Synergy Issue, a publication of the Communications Office of the Beckman Institute.