- Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery in the McCormick School of Engineering and the Feinberg School of Medicine
- Executive Director of the Center for Bio-integrated Electronics in the Simpson Querrey Institute of BioNanotechnology
John A. Rogers
Material scientist and biomedical engineer John A. Rogers is not only driving the interface between engineering and medicine, but also converting scientific knowledge into translational technologies with broader societal significance.
Rogers’ research seeks to understand and leverage interesting characteristics of “soft” materials – such as polymers, liquid crystals and biological tissues – as well as hybrid combinations with unusual classes of micro- and nanomaterials. The aim is to control and induce novel electronic and photonic responses in these “soft” materials and develop new lithographic and biomimetic approaches for patterning them and guiding their growth.
As the founding director of the new Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics at Northwestern University, Rogers collaborates with the Feinberg School of Medicine and Lurie Children’s Hospital to use this academic science to produce classes of electronic devices that can bend, stretch and twist, and be integrated with the human body with diverse diagnostic and therapeutic functions.
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