Wagner to discuss 'Large-area Electronics,' May 10
Posted May 3, 2006; 11:04 p.m.
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.