About The Author

Tricia Breen Carmichael is an associate professor at the University of Windsor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her research focuses on low-cost plastic electronic devices uses surface engineering and soft lithography to develop new ways to fabricate these devices. Research on new self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) uses chemical synthesis and surface spectroscopy to develop SAMs with well-defined surface properties.

Creating Stretchable, Flexible Electronics With MINE Structures

The future of electronics will include soft, stretchable devices that can conform to the human body for an entirely new and intimate human-computer interaction.  The development of these new wearables uses an elastomeric substrate as a “base” for functional electronic components – devices and wires – that move with the elastomer to provide electrical function