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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Introduction to Flexible Electronics

ME  59700 / 3 Cr. (3 Class)

The course investigates the design and mechanics of flexible electronics, materials, processing, substrates, device, and applications.  Students will learn how science and technology are applied to the emerging flexible electronics area.

Textbooks

Reference Books:  Caironi and Noh, Large Area and Flexible Electronics, Wiley-VCH, and, Takao Someya, Stretchable Electronics, Wiley-VCH

Outcomes
  1. Understand the fundamental aspects of the field of flexible electronics, and analyze its wide range of applications and impact on society     
  2. Apply knowledge from interdisciplinary areas of math and science into the FE systems, integrating various disciplines such as biology,      chemistry, physics, and engineering
  3. Identify the terminology, equipment, and design methodology used in the fabrication, and characterization of FE systems
  4. Recognize and discuss the societal and economical significance of FE systems applications, including benefits and potential risks
  5. Read and analyze the literature, and communicate effectively in written and oral presentations in the FE topics
  6. Apply critical thinking and creativity to resolve engineering design issues using FE devices and systems
Topics
  • Organic Semiconductors
  • Inorganics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Active Materials
  • Barrier films
  • Stretchable and twistable interconnects
  • Modeling and Reliability
  • Lamination and molding
  • Ink-Jet printing
  • Flexible Display
  • Actuators
  • Medical Applications