Nature-Inspired Nanotechnologies

Monday, November 20, 2023 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Nature-Inspired Nanotechnologies

IQC Seminar - Jong-Souk Yeo, School of Integrated Technology & Yonsei Science Park

Biomimetic or nature-Inspired technologies are referring to the emerging fields where innovations are strongly inspired by the wisdom from nature or biological systems. Multiple levels of approaches are feasible from nature-inspiration – adaptation of how nature works, adoption of what nature provides, or replication of natural processes and functionalities for eco-friendly, sustainable, and highly efficient technologies. In this talk, nature-inspired approaches will be introduced for the nano-bio and nano-IT convergence research in the areas of nanostructure-cell interactions [1], nano-bio sensorics [2], biomimetic optical nanostructures [3], stretchable electronics [4], quantum plasmonics [5], and neuromorphic semiconductor technologies. Along with the research, recent efforts at Yonsei University will be introduced about the School of Integrated Technology where research and education are organically integrated for the technology convergence, and Yonsei Science Park where innovation ecosystem is established for IT-Bio Cluster Hub hosting Global Bio Campus and IBM quantum computer. This research was supported by the MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT), Korea, under the ICT Consilience Creative program (IITP-2019-2017-0-01015) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & communications Technology Planning & Evaluation), the Ministry of trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) and Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) through the International Cooperative R&D program (Project No. P0019630) and by the Human Frontier Science Program (RGP0047/2019).

References [1] Y.-S. Yun, J.-S. Yeo, et al., Advanced Biosystems (Back Cover) 4, 2000092 (2020). [2] J. Lee, J.-S. Yeo, et al., Advanced Science (Inside Front Cover) 2, 1500121 (2015). [3] D.-J. Jeon, J.-S. Yeo, et al., Advanced Optical Materials (Front Cover) 11, 2370010 (2023). [4] J. Han, J.-S. Yeo, et al., Advanced Materials, 30, 1704626 (2018) [5] J. Lee, J.-S. Yeo, et al., Advanced Materials 33, 2006606 (2021).

Jong-Souk (John) Yeo is a chair and professor in the School of Integrated Technology at Yonsei University. He received his Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1998. He then joined Lucent Technologies in 1999 as a member of technical staff developing optoelectronic devices. From 2002 to 2011, he worked as a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard developing nanoscale devices, nanobio sensor, photonic interconnects, and flexible displays. His current research interests include nanoplasmonics, neuromorphic semiconductor devices, flexible electronics, nano-bio interface, biomimetics, and nature-inspired technologies