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University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

1. Nan, Kewang. A mechanically-guided approach to three-dimensional functional mesostructures towards unconventional applications.

Degree: PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 2018, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

Controlled formation of three-dimensional functional mesostructures (3DFMs) has broad engineering implications in biomedical devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), optics, and energy storage. Most existing 3D techniques, however, not only lack compatibility with essential electronic materials (silicon, metals, ceramics) that exist in solid-state or crystalline forms, but also produce in a slow and inefficient manner. This is in stark contrast to the planar technologies widely adopted by the modern semiconductor industry. I propose to solve these challenges by a novel 3D assembly strategy based on the planar technologies, which involves precisely controlled 2D-to-3D transformations via the substrate-induced mechanical buckling. This lithography-based, mechanically-guided 3D approach is compatible with virtually any engineering thin films including semiconductors, metals, and polymers, applies to a wide range of length scales and geometries and produces in a high throughput. In this dissertation, I present strategies that combine fabrications and mechanics to achieve a set of complex 3D geometries. I also study the potentials of the 3DFMs in micro-robotics. I further demonstrate the unique applications in energy harvesting, bio-integrated systems, and nanoscale sensing. The results may enlighten the development of advanced, multi-functional 3D electronic micro-systems inaccessible to other 3D techniques. Advisors/Committee Members: Rogers, John A (advisor), Braun, Paul V (advisor), Kim, Seok (Committee Chair), Li, Xiuling (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: mechanically-guided 3D assembly; micro fabrications; flexible and stretchable electronics

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APA (6th Edition):

Nan, K. (2018). A mechanically-guided approach to three-dimensional functional mesostructures towards unconventional applications. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/102450

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nan, Kewang. “A mechanically-guided approach to three-dimensional functional mesostructures towards unconventional applications.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Accessed August 22, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/102450.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nan, Kewang. “A mechanically-guided approach to three-dimensional functional mesostructures towards unconventional applications.” 2018. Web. 22 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Nan K. A mechanically-guided approach to three-dimensional functional mesostructures towards unconventional applications. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2018. [cited 2019 Aug 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/102450.

Council of Science Editors:

Nan K. A mechanically-guided approach to three-dimensional functional mesostructures towards unconventional applications. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/102450

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