Kuniharu received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, in 2009. In April 2009 he joined Prof. Javey's group at UC Berkeley as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, with a joint appointment to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests are in nano materials and devices with different types of substrates, such as Si, flexible plastic, etc.
Nanomaterial-Based Artificial Skin Sensor [BPN533]
Flexible large-scale devices are of great interest for wearable human interface applications. We
have developed a technique of "uniform nanomaterial patterning" for the integration of high-
performance inorganic nanomaterials on user-defined substrates. This project is to realize large scale flexible multi-functional electronics by utilizing nanomaterials such as nanowires, nanotubes, and nanoparticles. As one of applications, we here demonstrate mechanically flexible large scale high sensitive multi-functional artificial skin by proposing different types of sensors such as a pressure sensitive rubber, temperature sensor etc. Notably, the device can provide impressive mechanical robustness and electrical properties while the integration of nanomaterials and macrodevices represents an important milestone toward the realization of future
portable electronic applications.