Over the last few decades, advancements in flexible electronics have spread across an expansive area ranging from the development of fundamental transistors, different kinds of sensing devices, and flexible organic light-emitting diode displays in various kinds of flexible substrates. This academic interest in flexible electronics will continue for some years, which is driven by the growing demand for electronics permitting lightweight design, portability, and low manufacturing cost as compared to their rigid substrate counterparts, and supported by techniques for the ceaseless miniaturization of individual elements in microelectronics. In this talk, I will briefly introduce the most recent progress of flexible sensors designed in our group. We will first introduce our work on design and fabrication of single functional sensors including flexible photodetectors, pressure sensors, and then the multifunctional sensing systems, consisting of flexible sensors and flexible energy units, will be discussed.
Guozhen Shen received his Ph. D degree in 2003 from University of Science and Technology of China. From 2004 to 2013, he conducted his research in Hanyang University (Korea), National Institute for Materials Science (Japan), University of Southern California (USA) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China). He joined Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese academy of Sciences as a professor in 2013. His current research focuses on flexible electronics and printable electronics. He has published more than 200 papers with an H-factor of 66. He received several important awards, including the NSFC Research Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists, Science and Technology Award of Beijing, Science and Technology Award of C-MRS, Mao Yi-Sheng Science and Technology Awards, etc.