In today's digital age, the increasing dependency on information makes everyone potentially exposed to privacy invasion and cyber security. Annual reports on tech-safety breaches are alarming, with stolen portable devices, laptops or mobiles, along with hacked hardware skyrocketing to 50% in the United States only. Bigger the picture, global is the risk of unwilling access to private lives or strategical documents, with everyone in the eye of the most dangerous of information violation. In such cases, an immediate ability to remotely destroy the sensitive parts, if it is not possible to regain them, would save us.
Give a Post-It Note paper to an Electrical Engineering team and you will see it turn onto the new alley to revolutionize modern medicine; an unprecedented wearable, budget-friendly and reliable a paper-based sensor for health screening encapsulated in a silicon wrist with a recycling high-tech design. Body temperature, sweat levels, heart rate and blood pressure can now be monitored with no need to go to hospitals nor using costly technologies, dramatically rare in underdeveloped or developing countries.
Attempts for 3D fabrication of decal electronics were previously made. But, rigid, bulky, and planar CMOS electronics were larger in size and limited in adaptability with the human body. Unwillingly, such obsolete device creates localized heating, power-loss and grumpy data performances.
The Fellowship is an international distinction assigned only to highly selected scientists for their contributions in the fields of APS, and was given to Prof Hussain for contributions to exploration, evaluation, and transition of planar and nonplanar high-k/metal gate complementary metal oxide semiconductor electronics, silicon/silicongermanium/ III-V nanotube devices, and flexible, stretchable, reconfigurable complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor electronic systems.
Prof. Muhammad Hussain's article "Functional integrity of flexible n-channel metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors on a reversibly bi-stable platform" was selected for "2015 Applied Physics Letters Editors' Picks"- published by the American Institute of Physics - a scientific journal featuring concise, up-to-date reports on significant new findings in applied physics.