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Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
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In a video highlighting her research in plastic electronics, Princeton engineering professor Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo describes some of the potentially life-changing uses for these malleable materials.

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Video feature: 'Plastic Electronics'

New developments in plastic electronics potentially could change the quality of human life in a wide range of ways, according to Princeton engineering professor Yueh-Lin (Lynn) Loo.

"Imagine tinted windows that can also generate power during the day," Loo says in this video highlighting her research in plastic electronics. "Imagine disposable sensors that would change color if the water source is contaminated, or yet think of smart plastic patches that can monitor your health and deliver medication when you're sick. The possibilities are endless."

Loo was one of five young scientists who spoke in September at the World Economic Forum's "Annual Meeting of the New Champions" in Tianjin, China. She is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Loo's research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the Sloan Foundation. This video was funded by a grant from the High Meadows Foundation.

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Loo and her laboratory group investigate how the unique attributes of plastics, including their light weight, mechanical flexibility and low cost, can be incorporated into electronics.

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