Vision and Research Goals
Create innovative solutions in scalable and low-cost manufacturing of flexible and stretchable functional devices that can empower technologies for digital health, precision agriculture, structural health monitoring and connected transportation, including those that support the efficient and safe distribution of energy, food, and water. The ongoing research is multidisciplinary and collaborative, covering various aspects of functional polymer processing, Roll-to-roll laser processing and printing technologies to leverage the emerging flexible hybrid ecosystem. Our envision is to create and develop translational laboratory ideas into viable technologies that can positively impact manufacturing industry and our society.
Main Areas of Research
Our current research focus is on convergence of advancements in functional polymers and electrical engineering for developing innovative tools and technologies that can be utilized in solving various obstacles in healthcare, food packaging, agriculture, and the environment.
Roll-to-Roll Nanomanufacturing and Printing of Functional Films
The “internet of things” concept envisions intelligence and communication built into all kinds of consumer products and during smart manufacturing of these products. Printed electronics offers one low-cost pathway towards this future however new low-cost sensor, functional material processing and processing technologies need to be developed and effectively integrated into a range of manufacturing techniques and consumer products in a scalable, economically sustainable way.
[11/14/2018] Congratulations to Jose wining third place at SCIENCE COMMUNICATION SHARK TANK competition for aspiring researchers in nanotechnology!
[8/11/2018] Spotlight Check out the Purdue Research Foundation news article on paper-based microfludic platform to identify risks for breast cancer
[8/10/2018] Spotlight Check out the Purdue Research Foundation news article on Wearable ‘microbrewery’ saves human body from radiation damage.
[7/24/2018] Spotlight Check out the Purdue Research Foundation news article on "New 3D, curved technology provides hope for patients and doctors battling some of the most devastating types of cancer"
[7/10/2018] Dr. Rahimi is featured in WLFI Channel 18 interview about our collaboration with Dr. Lelievre to develop 3D cell culture technologies to detect and treat cancer
[6/24/2018] Spotlight Check out the Purdue Research Foundation news article on Low-cost paper-based skin patch monitors dehydration by changing color from sweat