16 MayMaterial Science and Engineering Graduate SeminarTowards Bio- and Neuro-mimetic Electronic Skin Sensor Systems
Towards Bio- and Neuro-mimetic Electronic Skin Sensor Systems
  • Prof. Benjamin C.K. Tee
  • President’s Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
  • Auditorium (Room 0215) between building 2 & 3
2019-05-16T12:002019-05-16T13:00Asia/RiyadhTowards Bio- and Neuro-mimetic Electronic Skin Sensor SystemsMSE Graduate Seminar - MSE 398 - Spring 2019Auditorium (Room 0215) between building 2 & 3Mazen E. Mero

ABSTRACT: We are in an increasingly connected living environment where humans, smart devices and robots live in synergy together. Continued development of bio-integrable and even neuro-integrable sensory systems will augment human abilities and aid in applications as health diagnostics, surgery and predictive analytics. In my talk, I will discuss materials design and strain engineering techniques to develop materials with stretchability, sensitivity and robust mechanical properties, such as self-healing. In addition, I will also discuss our recent progress in developing new scalable electronic skin platform technologies for more tactile-aware and perceptive systems. It is envisioned that such electronic skins can be useful in future distributed conformable electronic skins, neuro-prosthetic devices and wearable exo-suits in the increasingly digital and augmented human era.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Benjamin C.K. Tee is appointed President’s Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Department at the National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD at Stanford University, and was a Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Global Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in 2014. He has developed and patented several award-winning electronic skin sensor technologies. He is an MIT TR35 Innovator (Global) in 2015 and Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellow. His research group aims to develop technologies at the intersection of materials science, mechanics, electronics and biology, with a focus on sensitive electronic skins that has tremendous potential to advance global healthcare technologies in an increasingly Artificial Intelligence (AI) era.


  • Mazen E. Mero