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

Congrats to Adam Hauke and Phillip Simmers on their successful dissertation defense!
Congrats to Dr. Andrew Jajack and Team, whose latest article on enhancing sweat glucose by increasing paracellular permeability was published in PLOS!
Congrats to Nicholas Twine and Team, whose latest article on innovative open nanofluidic films which eliminates analyte exchange for ultra-low sample volumes was published in Lab on a Chip!
Congrats to Phillip Simmers and Team, whose latest article on innovative membrane isolation for long term wearable sweat monitoring devices was selected as the Editor's Pick for Biomicrofluidics!
Congrats to Mr. Nicholas Twine on his successful Masters Thesis.
NDL's own Co-Op student, Isaac Stamper, was named as a honorable mention for the 2018 Goldwater Scholarship Award!
Congrats to Mr. Alva Webster on his successful Masters Thesis.
Congrats to Andrew Jajack on his dissertation defense!
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!

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