John A. Rogers
CAS Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
Professor Rogers’ work seeks to understand and exploit interesting characteristics of ‘soft’ materials, such as polymers, liquid crystals, and biological tissues as well as hybrid combinations of them with unusual classes of micro/nanomaterials, in the form of ribbons, wires, membranes, tubes or related. These efforts are highly multidisciplinary, and combine expertise from nearly every traditional field of technical study, in a blend that spans fundamental science to system engineering. Recent emphasis is on bio-integrated devices and bio-inspired design. Examples include injectable, cellular-scale optoelectronics, ‘insect eye’ digital imagers, and biodegradable forms of electronics.