The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university, with more than 15,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Several research groups focus on material design, synthesis and wearable electronics.
Areas of research include low-cost plastic electronic devices with mechanical flexibility for use in flexible and wearable electronics, as well as implantable medical sensors that can bend and stretch; new self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) and alkyl groups to control nanoscale structure of SAMs, the formation of mixed SAMs, and ultimately, the fabrication of stimuli-responsive surfaces; stretchable and self-healable polymers for the fabrication of entirely stretchable electronic devices; organogel and hydrogel formation for drug delivery and self-healing materials; formation of dynamic polymers for highly defined and nanostructured organic semiconductors.
George Brown College in Toronto has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. It has over 29,200 full-time students, including 17% international students, and more than 67,300 continuing education registrations.
George Brown’s industry-focused applied research and innovation research exchanges provide industrial companies with IP-friendly assistance to integrate flexible electronics into products along with product validation in niche use cases. The college can assist with the design and fabrication of early-stage prototypes that employ flexible electronics and their associated enabling technologies for manufacturing and testing.
“Canada’s colleges and universities are crucial players in the ecosystem for printable, flexible and hybrid electronics,” said Peter Kallai, president and CEO of intelliFLEX. “With the launch of our intelliWEAR program for wearables, uWindsor and George Brown are welcome additions to help our industrial members find global success in the many facets of this technology area.”