Seed: Printed 2D Nanostructured Bioactive Electronics for Seamless Integration with Functional Biomaterials

A grand challenge in the field of bioelectronics is to develop soft, deformable, and adaptive materials with a wide range of functionality. In order to address this challenge, new electronic materials need to be invented to closely mimic the mechanical properties (e.g. modulus) of biological membranes and tissues. Moreover, new chemistries and functionalities are critically required to generate intimate and robust bio-electronic interfaces between traditionally disparate materials.

Seed: Modulating Electrocatalytic Activity across 2D Electrodes by Exploiting Atomic-Scale Interactions

The seed effort carried out by the groups of Rodríguez-López and Bhargava will address a new concept in electrocatalyst design that utilizes ultra-thin 2D electrodes as electronically-transparent substrates, Figure 1. The purpose is to enable unprecedented catalyst-catalyst interactions at atomic scales via the resulting heterostructure for exploring new strategies to control interfacial electrochemical reactivity.