Philipp Gutruf

Philipp Gutruf, Biomedical Engineer, UA

Wednesday, December 8, 2021,

2:30-3:30 pm,

an ASA Webinar*

Recent advances in materials and fabrication for physically soft electronics and miniaturization of wireless energy transfer have made it possible to create high-performance electronic and opto-electronic systems with sizes, shapes and physical properties that match our biological systems. Applications range from continuous monitoring for diagnostics to minimally invasive exploratory tools for neuroscience. Professor Gutruf’s talk explores how these systems came into being, and discusses their applications, such as imperceptible body-worn devices for health assessment. In particular, he will explore highly miniaturized tools with advanced capabilities in energy harvesting and photonics—the technology of generating, controlling, and detecting light particles–in multifunctional tools that explore health of the musculoskeletal system.

Dr. Philipp Gutruf is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department and a Craig M Berge Faculty Fellow at the University of Arizona. He received his postdoctoral training in the John A Rogers Research Group at Northwestern University after receiving his PhD in 2016 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia). His research group focuses on creating devices that intimately integrate with biological systems by combining innovations in soft materials, photonics and electronics to create systems with broad impact on health diagnostics, therapeutics and exploratory neuroscience. In the last five years he has authored over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles, received four patents and had his work highlighted on eight journal covers. Recently his group’s work has been featured in journals such as Nature Communications, Science Advances, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US), and Nature Biomedical Engineering.

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Dec 8: “Soft, Wireless, Battery-free Sensors and Stimulators for Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics”