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Scientists Meet Scientists – Wednesday Coffee Talk by Prof. Bernhard Wolfrum (Assistant Professorship of Neuroelectronics) on producing sensors with an inkjet printer

19.12.2018


Prof. Ernst Rank and the TUM-IAS team invite the scientists of TUM and their guests for coffee each Wednesday! Just come over to the TUM-IAS after lunch between 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. and have a coffee with us, meet other scientists and listen from time to time to a short talk (10-15 mins) on a recent major TUM publication or issue – aimed specifically at a non-expert audience.

On December 19, 2018, Prof. Bernhard Wolfrum (Assistant Professorship of Neuroelectronics) will talk about microelectrode arrays (MEAs) which can be printed on gelatin and other soft materials. Microelectrodes can be used for direct measurement of electrical signals in the brain or heart; these applications require soft materials, however. With existing methods, attaching electrodes to such materials poses significant challenges. A team around Prof. Wolfrum has now succeeded in printing electrodes directly onto several soft substrates, including a gummy bear (TUM press release).

Relevant Publication:
N. Adly, S. Weidlich, S. Seyock, F. Brings, A.Yakushenko, A. Offenhäusser, B. Wolfrum, “Printed Microelectrode Arrays on Soft Materials: From PDMS to Hydrogels”, Npj Flexible Electronics 2:1 (2018). DOI:10.1038/s41528-018-0027-z.

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