On June 29th, the 7th International Symposium of Flexible & Stretchable Electronics (ISFSE 2021) was held in HUST. The meeting was hosted by Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and jointly organized by School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, School of Optical and Electronic Information, the State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, and Hubei Association of Artificial Intelligence. Due to the epidemic, the meeting was held both online and offline synchronously. More than 200 experts and scholars from the United States, Singapore, South Korea and other countries and regions attended the meeting.
Wang Zhonglin, a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Ding Han, an academician of CAS, served as chairmen of the symposium. Prof. Wu Hao from MSE of HUST, served as executive chairman of the symposium and presided over the opening ceremony.
Academician Ding Han addressed the opening ceremony. He said that HUST has established the Flexible Electronics Research Center to attract talents in multi-disciplines, which committed to cutting-edge research in science and technology and achieved excellent results. Ding hoped that in the future, flexible electronics research will make important contributions to bridging traditional research and cutting-edge research, as well as carrying out interdisciplinary research. He wished the symposium a complete success.
Prof. Wu Hao reviewed the history of ISFSE and said that HUST was one of the first universities to study flexible electronics in China. HUST has successfully held a series of flexible electronics conferences, which are of great influence at home and abroad. This year’s symposium will serve as a platform of exchanges for scientists studying flexible electronics all over the world.
The symposium, which lasted for two days, was divided into six themes, namely bioelectronics, materials, manufacturing methods, robots, flexible sensors and flexible equipment. The symposium, with various forms for wider communication and exchange, included two symposium reports, one open forum, 10 theme reports, 45 invitation reports and academic posters displaying.
Academician Wang Zhonglin and Academician Huang Yonggang of CAS, made the symposium reports online. Academician Wang introduced flexible triboelectric nanogenerators for energy and sensors, and Academician Huang introduced modeling programmable drug delivery in bioelectronics with electrochemical actuation.
In addition, 10 experts from different universities and institutes gave theme reports, including Prof. Dae-Hyeong Kim of Seoul University, Korea, Prof. Pooi See Lee of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Prof. Gao Wei of California Institute of Technology, Prof. Xu Sheng of University of California, San Diego, Prof. Wang Sihong of University of Chicago, Prof. Pan Tingrui of University of Science and Technology of China, Prof. Qu Shaoxing of Zhejiang University, Prof. Song Yanlin of Institute of Chemistry, CAS, Prof. Liu Jing of Tsinghua University, and Prof. Gu Guoying of Shanghai Jiaotong University. Prof. Zhang Haixia of Peking University gave a report on the open forum. On the 8 sub-symposium, 45 experts and scholars from universities and institutes at home and abroad made invited reports.
During the symposium, experts and scholars also had hot discussions and exchanges on the displayed posters. Attendees actively participated in the display and evaluation of posters. At last, the symposium selected 5 Best Posters and 5 Excellent Posters by voting.
ISFSE has become a widely influential academic conference in this field, providing a high-level academic exchange platform for well-known experts, scholars and students. It highlighted the frontier, innovation and application of flexible electronics research, making important contributions to improving the research level of basic science and promoting the application of advanced electronic technology in China.
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