ASCENT: Reconfigurable Metal-Free Microsystems with Alternative Power Sources
Alper Yusuf Bozkurt
Project runs from 09/01/2022 to 08/31/2026
The ultimate vision of our research is to establish a new architecture and design toolbox for Reconfigurable Metal-Free Microsystems with Alternative Power Sources (RMF-MAPS), amenable to modular assembly, green material technologies, hybrid production processes, and next-generation energy technologies. The outcomes will inform the engineering community of new research directions and technologies to disrupt conventional microelectronic technology into the next century. Specifically, we propose to demonstrate a 100% metal-free sensing-communications node, which operates from a renewable energy source and is completely degradable or recyclable after a designed operational lifetime.