Technology Overview

This technology enables the seamless integration of multiple functional components into one flexible fiber with precise control over nanometre-level architecture and composition, at fiber length, uniformity, and cost. This technology also allows an all-in-fiber solution, achieving multiple functionalities, offering a lego-like template to enable the integration of different components into a single flexible fiber. These new fibers and their multi-dimensional fabrics have the ability to see, hear, and sense their surroundings, communicate, store and convert energy, monitor health, control temperature, and many more. This technology also offers industry scale-up capabilities, with kilometer length from one fabrication, to accomplish high production yield and cost-effectiveness.

Potential Applications

This technology is applicable (but not limited) to the following:

  • Wearable electronics, such as health and weight management, exercise and training management, thermal regulation and management, active cooling, etc.
  • Large-area sensing and monitoring, such as environmental sensing including optical sensing, sound sensing, temperature sensing, pressure sensing, gas and chemical sensing.
  • Energy generation from heat, motion, and light.
  • Military and defense applications.

Customer Benefits

  • Access to state-of-the-art research outcomes.
  • Engage collaboration on product-driven research and development.
  • Step-by-step technology and skill transfer, including materials selection, functional material synthesis, fiber design and fabrication, material characterization and optimization, fiber characterization and system integration, device optimization, and failure analysis.
  • High-tech consultation, including material, device, characterization and system.