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Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
208 North Wright Street Urbana, Illinois 61801

 

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Phone: 217-333-3097
Fax: 217-244-6375
email: mntl@illinois.edu

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John A. Rogers

John A. Rogers

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
2005 Seitz Materials Research Lab, MC-MC 230
104 S. Goodwin
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-4979
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Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
2005 Seitz Materials Research Lab, MC-MC 230
104 S. Goodwin
Urbana, Illinois 61801
(217) 244-4979
Send Email


Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995

Research Statement:
We seek to exploit unusual materials -- polymers, nanowires, nanotubes, etc. -- for new types of electronic and photonic systems. We also develop 'soft lithographic' and biomimetic approaches for patterning them and guiding their growth. This work combines fundamental studies with forward-looking engineering efforts in a way that promotes positive feedback between the two. Our current research focuses on soft materials for flexible "macroelectronic" circuits, nanophotonic structures, microfluidic devices, and microelectromechanical systems. These efforts are highly multidisciplinary, and combine expertise from nearly every traditional field of technical study.
Research Interests:
materials and patterning techniques for unusual format electronics, optoelectronics and photovoltaics; fiber and integrated optics and plasmonics; liquid crystals; ultrafast laser acoustics; 'soft' microelectromechanical systems; microfluidics; methods for nanofabrication
For more information:
Rogers Department Web Page

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Teaching:

  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising at UIUC
  • 2012 Media Relations Award for Communications and Marketing Excellence (ACME) at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising at UIUC
  • Unofficial List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students at UIUC
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  • Unofficial List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students at UIUC
  • Unofficial List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students at UIUC
  • Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student at M.I.T.

Honors, Recognition, and Outstanding Achievements for Research:

  • Weissberger/Williams/Farid Lectureship, Kodak Research Labs
  • Inaugural Lecturer for the Institute for Materials Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • 'Science at the Edge' University Lecturer at Michigan State University
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Lecturer at University Georgia
  • Etter Memorial Lectureship, University of Minnesota
  • NSF Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) Award
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Honorary Professorship, Fudan University
  • Presidential Lectureship, Northeastern University
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Laufer Lectureship, University of Southern California
  • Eringen Medal, Society of Engineering Science
  • Elected to the National Academy of Inventors
  • Transient Electronics Selected as the “Coolest Science of 2013” by the Editors at the Smithsonian
  • Digital ‘Fly’s Eye’ Cameras Selected as One of the Top 10 Stories of 2013 by the Editors at Nature
  • Cellular-Scale, Injectable Optoelectronics for the Brain Cited as One of the Top 100 Stories for 2013 by Discover
  • Kavli Foundation Innovations in Chemistry Lecture, American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Selected as a permanent member of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois
  • Smithsonian Ingenuity Award for Physical Science, Smithsonian Institution
  • Robert Henry Thurston Award, American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Honoris Causa Doctorate, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Xingda Lectureship, Peking University
  • Adams Distinguished Lectureship, Purdue University
  • IMNI Distinguished Lectureship, Brown University
  • MC10 and Semprius selected to the list of top 50 disruptive technology companies, by MIT’s Technology Review Magazine
  • President’s Distinguished Lectureship, KAUST
  • Bircher Lectureship, Vanderbilt University
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • Materials Research Society, Mid-Career Researcher Award
  • Dean’s Distinguished Seminar, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
  • MC10, Inc selected as the winner of the The Wall Street Journal’s Annual Technology Innovation Award in the semiconductor category.
  • Swanlund Endowed Chair
  • National Institutes of Health, Director's Tranformative Research Award
  • "Mechanics of Hemispherical Electronics" paper selected by the Editors at Applied Physics Letters,for highlight in the 50th anniversary edition of the journal
  • Semprius' World Record Photovoltaic Modules selected for the TR10 Award by MITs Technology Review Magazine
  • ICI Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
  • Jonsson School 25th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture, College of Engineering, University of Texas - Dallas
  • Wulff Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • DB Robinson Distinguished Speaker, University of Alberta
  • GT-COPE Lecturer, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Distinguished Seminar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California-Berkeley
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Selected to Nature's 10, a collection of ten scientists who mattered in 2011
  • Judd Lecturer, University of Utah
  • Nyquist Lecturer, Yale University
  • ASU Distinguished Scholar and Lecturer, Arizona State University
  • Eastman Lecturer, University of Akron, Polymer Science Program
  • Recipient of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Prize
  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineering
  • Rohsenow Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Cover feature article for the January issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA -Dynamically Tunable Hemispherical Electronic Eye Camera System with Adjustable Zoom Capability
  • Green Photonics Award from the SPIE
  • Elected to the list of 125 Extraordinary Exes, in celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Texas Exes, the alumni association of the University of Texas at Austin
  • Nakamura Lecturer, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Dean's Distinguished Lecturer, Columbia University
  • Elected as Fellow of the IEEE (Institute fo Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Selected as a MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • George Smith Award for the best paper published in IEEE Electron Devices Letters in 2008: "Complementary Logic Gates and Ring Oscillators on Plastic Substrates by Use of Printed Ribbons of Single-Crystalline Silicon"
  • Selected as the Inaugural Chapman Visitor and Lectureship, Department of Physics, Rice University
  • Elected as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Selected as a National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows
  • Elected as Senior Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Selected as the first holder of the Lee J. Flory - Founder Chair in Engineering Innovation
  • Elected to the inaugural class of Fellows of the Materials Research Society
  • Elected as Fellow of the World Technology Network
  • Elected as Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois
  • Elected to the Defense Science Research Council of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Selected to receive the Zhongguancun Forum from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Selected for the Baekeland Award of the American Chemical Society
  • Selected for the Daniel Drucker Eminent Faculty Award
  • Named as the 2007 Dorn Lecturer at Northwestern University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • 3rd Place Winner for Best Professional Science Film from the Materials Research Society, for ‘Stretchable Silicon’ a film that accompanies a display on stretchable silicon at The Technology Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA
  • Elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • Selected for one of the "10 Coolest Technologies That You’ve Never Heard Of," by PC Magazine, for stretchable silicon
  • Selected as a 2006 Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Selected as the 2006 Xerox Distinguished Lecturer
  • Selected for one of "10 Technologies that Will Change the World" by MIT's Technology Review magazine, for stretchable silicon
  • Selected as one of the top 15 Innovators in Nanotechnology for 2005, by Nanotech Briefs, NASA Technology Briefs
  • Innovation Discover Award, from Champaign County Economic Development Council
  • Selected as One of the Top 50 Research Leaders for 2005, by Scientific American
  • Selected as Runner-up (one of three) for Nanotechnology Researcher of the Year by Small Times Magazine's Small Tech Researcher of the Year Award
  • Selected for one of "10 Technologies that Will Change the World" by MIT's Technology Review magazine, for microfluidic photonic systems
  • Excellence in Research Award of the Year from Frost and Sullivan for microfluidic photonic systems
  • Circle of Excellence Award from Photonics Spectra Magazine for the Rightwave(TM) tunable dispersion compensator
  • OFC Attendee's Choice Award from Lightwave Magazine for the tunable dispersion compensator
  • American Chemical Society Award for Team Innovation: Printed Plastic Electronics and Electronic Paper
  • Excellence in Technical Innovation from Laser Focus World Magazine for tunable microfluidic optical fiber
  • R&D 100 Innovation Award from R&D Magazine for the Rightwave(TM) tunable dispersion compensator
  • Robert B. Woodward Scholar and Lecturer, Harvard University
  • R&D Magazine's Editor's Choice for the "Best of the Best" new technology for 2001: Printed Plastic Display Circuits
  • R&D100 Innovation Award from R&D Magazine: Printed Plastic Display Circuits
  • Selected by the National Academy of Engineering as one of the top 100 young engineers
  • Selected by MIT’s Technology Review magazine as one of the top 100 young innovators for the 21st century
  • Elected as Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows
  • M.I.T.'s $10K Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition Finalist (top 5 of >200)
  • BFGoodrich Inventors Award
  • Sigma Xi
  • Best Graduate Student Paper, 17th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society
  • Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award
  • M.A. Felsing Award, University of Texas at Austin
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Texas at Austin
  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin