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Review Article

Assembly of heterogeneous materials for biology and electronics: from bio-inspiration to bio-integration

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Yuyan Gao

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
yug31@psu.edu

Huanyu Cheng

Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USAMaterials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA
huanyu.cheng@psu.edu

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4036238 History: Received December 01, 2016; Revised February 22, 2017

Abstract

Specific function or application in electronics often requires assembly of heterogeneous materials in a single system. Schemes to achieve such goals are of critical importance for applications ranging from the study in basic cell biology to multifunctional electronics for diagnostics/therapeutics. In this review article, we will first briefly introduce a few assembly techniques such as micro-robotic assembly, guided self-assembly, additive manufacturing, and transfer printing. Among various heterogeneous assembly techniques, transfer printing represents a simple yet versatile tool to integrate vastly different materials or structures in a single system. By utilizing such technique, traditionally challenging tasks have been enabled and they include novel experimental platforms for study of 2D materials and cells, bio-integrated electronics such as stretchable and biodegradable devices, and 3D assembly with advanced materials such as semiconductors.

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