John A. Rogers

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John A. Rogers
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Born (1967-08-24) August 24, 1967 (age 51)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin; M.I.T.
Known forsoft lithography, microfabrication, microfluidics, nanotechnology, and Flexible electronics.
Scientific career
FieldsMaterials Science, Bioengineering
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois; Northwestern University
Doctoral advisorKeith A. Nelson
Other academic advisorsGeorge M. Whitesides (postdoctoral advisor)

John A. Rogers is a physical chemist and a materials scientist. He is currently the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in chemistry and in physics from the University of Texas, Austin in 1989, followed by SM degrees in physics and in chemistry from MIT in 1992 and a PhD degree in physical chemistry from MIT in 1995.

He joined the Bell Laboratories condensed matter physics research department in 1997. In 2002 he was appointed to a Swanlund Chair at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, with a primary appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He moved to Northwestern in 2016.

Current research[edit]

Rogers' research seeks to exploit characteristics of 'soft' materials, such as polymers, liquid crystals, and biological tissues as well as hybrid combinations of them with unusual classes of micro/nanomaterials, in the form of ribbons, wires, membranes, tubes or related.[2] The aim is to control and induce novel electronic and photonic responses in these materials; and also develop new '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. Current research focuses on soft materials for conformal electronics, nanophotonic structures, microfluidic devices,[3] and microelectromechanical systems,[4] all lately with an emphasis on bio-inspired and bio-integrated technologies.[5]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Rogers’ research deals with nano and molecular scale fabrication, materials, and patterning techniques for electronic and photonic devices, emphasizing bio-integrated systems. He has published over 450 papers, and is an inventor on over 80 patents and patent applications, more than 50 of which are licensed or in current use.



  1. ^ "Rogers, John | Faculty | Northwestern Engineering". Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  2. ^ "The Body Electric". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  3. ^ Koh, Ahyeon; Kang, Daeshik; Xue, Yeguang; Lee, Seungmin; Pielak, Rafal M.; Kim, Jeonghyun; Hwang, Taehwan; Min, Seunghwan; Banks, Anthony (2016-11-23). "A soft, wearable microfluidic device for the capture, storage, and colorimetric sensing of sweat". Science Translational Medicine. 8 (366): 366ra165. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf2593. ISSN 1946-6234. PMC 5429097. PMID 27881826.
  4. ^ Humood, Mohammad; Shi, Yan; Han, Mengdi; Lefebvre, Joseph; Yan, Zheng; Pharr, Matt; Zhang, Yihui; Huang, Yonggang; Rogers, John A. (March 2018). "3D Mesostructures: Fabrication and Deformation of 3D Multilayered Kirigami Microstructures (Small 11/2018)". Small. 14 (11): 1870045. doi:10.1002/smll.201870045. ISSN 1613-6810.
  5. ^ "Rogers Research Group - Northwestern University".
  6. ^ "Prof. Rogers is selected to receive an Honorary Professorship at Zhejiang University: Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics - Northwestern University".
  7. ^ "Robert Henry Thurston Lecture Award winners".
  8. ^ "Applied physicist, materials scientist and entrepreneur Rogers awarded $500k Lemelson-MIT Prize".
  9. ^ "John A. Rogers - MacArthur Foundation". Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  10. ^ "Professor John A. Rogers". NAE Website. Retrieved 2018-09-25.

Further reading[edit]

  • McFarlin, Jim (Summer 2013). "Wired". Illinois Alumni. 25 (4): 32–36. ISSN 1096-5866.

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