Welcome to the Novel Devices Laboratory

We are more than device scientists, we are more than device architects... as we draw our passion from redefining conventional wisdom of what devices can do. We are a place of discovery, we are leaders, we are serial entrepreneurs, and we educate the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Recent Projects

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Sweat Sensing: FitBit, Apple Watch, actually decades old technology. But, now with an advanced electronic patch, you can electrically stimulate and sense a tiny amount of sweat and truly monitor health all day long without needles, because what happens in your blood, comes out in sweat too. More Info: Nature News and Views, IEEE Spectrum Feature, UC News, and ESPN
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Liquid Metal Electronics: Most electronics using patterned metals like antennas and meta materials are fixed in functionality by use of solid metals. That may now be changing, as we collaborate with AFRL and NCSU on ways to form liquid metals into any shape at the micro scale: Video 1 and Video 2
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Electronic Paper: The ultimate display? Big as an iPad but folds up into your pocket, brighter in sunlight than an LED billboard but has a battery 10X smaller than needed today. e-Paper is best served to enable such displays, and NDL is global leader in e-Paper technology: More Info 1 and More Info 2
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Smart Light: A sunny day, has enough sunlight incident on the building (>30,000 lux) to supply lighting (300 lux) for 100 floors with no electricity. Even if you lost 90% of the light somehow, 30 floors could be lit. Find out how: YOUTUBE and UC News. Even more recently, with licensee 3D Nanocolor (link to press release) you will be able to control the color temperature of sunlight coming into your home: UC News.

Recent News

NDL leads authorship of 1st ever critical review of wearable sensing technology, and featured on the cover of Lab on a Chip is cover art designed by our very own Andrew Jajack!
NDL's technology and Prof. Heikenfeld featured as part of Eccrine Systems in 2017 CincyTech video!
Adam Hauke won the CHEMINAS Young Researcher Poster Award. Only 3 posters received this award, out of ~700 entries!
Congrats to Dr. Jason Heikenfeld for winning the Ohio Faculty Council's Technology Commercialization award!
NDL's own Ph.D. student Andrew Jajack featured in the newscast for his invention at the Children's Hospital!
Congrats to Zach Sonner and Team, whose latest article on sweat stimulation made the cover of Lab on a Chip and recent press!
NDL technology featured in Nature article on Biotech in Ohio!
Congrats to Zach on his dissertation defense!
UC sweat sensing technology and Eccrine Systems in the newscast!
Commercialization of NDL sweat sensing technology highlighted in the newest annual CincyTech video!
Press release on licensing agreement with 3D Nanocolor for NDL electrokinetic film tech!
Sweat sensing technology from Eccrine Systems featured on Local 12!
Congrats to Dan on his dissertation defense!
Sweat research article in Bloomberg and The Washington Post!

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