John A. Rogers

2024
IEEE BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AWARD

Sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems, Engineering in Medicine and Biology, and Signal Processing Societies

“For multi-disciplinary contributions in the life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and medicine to enable the integration of biology and electronics.”

John Rogers has a unique talent for innovating at the intersections of multiple scientific and engineering disciplines. This style has enabled him to have groundbreaking impact in academic and commercial fields as varied as semiconductor metrology, flexible display, ultrathin and efficient photovoltaic systems, and conformal bioelectronics. In world-leading research, he early on surmounted the enormous challenge of eliminating the profound mismatch in properties between living biological systems (soft, curvilinear, transient) and those of modern electronics (rigid, planar, permanent). The flexible electronics he developed integrate seamlessly with essential organs of the human body to deliver landmark diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical functions, and provide revolutionary tools for biomedical research and clinical healthcare.
An IEEE Fellow, Rogers is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery (and by courtesy Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, and Dermatology), Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA.