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Wagner to discuss 'Large-area Electronics,' May 10

Sigurd Wagner, Princeton professor of electrical engineering, will present the sixth Plasma Science and Technology Distinguished Speaker Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, in 105 Computer Science Building. His talk is titled "Large-area Electronics."

Flexible large-area electronics is the fastest-growing electronic industry today. The field is dominated by flat-panel displays, which have moved from laptop to desktop to TV, and includes medical X-ray sensor arrays and thin-film solar cells. Their tremendous commercial success is encouraging research on very advanced concepts for flexible, conformally shaped and elastically stretchable electronic surfaces -- human-sized integrated circuits that can be given any shape: surround displays, solar cell car roofs, electronic textiles and sensitive skin.

Wagner's research interests stem from a career that began at Bell Laboratories, where he worked on applications of novel electronic materials. He co-invented new solar cells and established a photovoltaic laboratory at the Solar Energy Research Institute in Golden, Colo., in the late 1970s. A Princeton faculty member since 1980, Wagner is the author of more than 500 publications and co-inventor in 18 U.S. patents.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Program in Plasma Physics, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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