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FLEX & MSTC Recognize Outstanding Student Researchers

The recent FLEX 2019 and MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress (MSTC) showcased autonomous mobility sensors, more than 100 market and technical presentations, and 60 exhibits but also highlighted the industry’s future. The event also highlighted the best student research in the student poster session. A committee of industry volunteers ranked posters created by bright, young minds on originality, clarity, data sources, analysis and conclusions, visuals, presentation and creativity before selecting the top three.   

This year the awards went to some outstanding researchers at the beginning stages of their promising careers in flexible and printed electronics.  

1st 2nd 3rd places


Michael Crump, University of Washington – 3D Printed Stretchable Strain Sensors with Conductive Ionogels



Goutham Ezhilarasuv, University of California, Los Angeles – A Flexible, Heterogeneously Integrated, Wireless Powered System for Implantable Applications Using Fan-out Wafer-level Packaging on Elastomeric Substrates



Tony Varghese, Boise State University – Additive Manufacturing and Photonic Sintering of Flexible Thermoelectric   Generators for Wearable Applications



 1st and 3rd place winners

Stefanie Harvey, FlexTech (left) and Stephen Farias, NanoDirect LLC (right) present the awards to Michael Crump, University of Washington (center left) and Tony Varghese, Boise State University (center right).


SEMI-FlexTech and SEMI-MSIG are pleased to recognize the work of all of the students and their faculty who participated in this year’s event and competition. We look forward to seeing you on the stage presenting at a future event.

Stefanie Harvey is the R&D program manager at SEMI-FlexTech.

Topics: wearables , FOWLP , FLEX 2019 , MSTC 2019 , FlexTech , UCLA , strain sensors , implantable , elastomeric , additive manufacturing , sintering , University of Washington , Boise State University , conductive ionogels , printed electronics




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